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Cleveland, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Cleveland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bradley County at latitude 35.1821 and longitude -84.871. Bradley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 869 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Cleveland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cleveland, Tennessee.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cleveland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cleveland (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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Cleveland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 43,410
Population in Households 40,751
Population in Familes 31,457
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,659
Population Density1 1,614
Diversity Index2 41


Total Households 16,935
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 10,554
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,811 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,027 (42.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,908 (47.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,876 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $128,386
Average Home Value $162,735


Median Household Income $33,680
Average Household Income $49,619
Per Capita Income $20,141
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.19% 1.03%
Households 1.19% 1.04%
Families 1.13% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.7%
Per Capita Income   2.88%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cleveland, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 97th
Population Density1 # 18 96th
Diversity Index2 # 65 85th
Median Household Income # 295 31st
Per Capita Income # 190 56th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.