The mid-size city of Cleveland, Ohio is home to slightly less than 389,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 38, skew younger than most cities in Ohio. Home ownership is less common than renting in Cleveland, and 42% of residents own their homes, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $106 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in Cleveland will save around $1,300 compared to the state average.
Cleveland residents have an average commute of about 26 minutes. Many residents (31%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by just 4% of the city. Walking (2%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Cleveland has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (22%) compared to the national average. Additionally, 11% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree. There are three primary industries in Cleveland: healthcare, manufacturing, and retail. Together, these industries make up 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of the city's population works in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of just over $40,000, Cleveland workers earn about $23,000 less than their peers elsewhere in Ohio. The city's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).