The town of East Cleveland, Ohio is home to approximately 17,000 people. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (20%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just under 42, is older than most cities in Ohio. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the area, and 66% of residents rent their homes, driven in part by a relatively affordable average rent that is $211 per month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in East Cleveland will save around $2,500 compared to the state average.
Compared to the national average, East Cleveland has a high number of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (26%). In addition, 5% have a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Eight percent of the population in East Cleveland works in healthcare, making it the most common industry. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, which ranks as the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $31K, 5th-lowest in the state, East Cleveland workers bring in less than the average Ohio resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
East Cleveland residents have an average commute of about 27 minutes. Many residents (23%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is used by just 6% of the population. Relatively few commuters walk to work.