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The City of Cleveland had a population of 46,892 as of July 1, 2021. Cleveland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cleveland is located at latitude 35.1595 and longitude -84.8766 in Bradley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cleveland encompass a land area of 26.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bradley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 860 feet.

The City of Cleveland has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cleveland is located within Commissioner District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bradley County.

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Cleveland, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 46,892 (100%)
Population in Households 44,370 (94.6%)
Population in Families 34,059 (72.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 2,522 ( 5.4%)
Population Density 1,731
Diversity Index2 47


Median Household Income $45,508
Average Household Income $66,041
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $26,086
Wealth Index5 60


Total HU (Housing Units) 20,144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,089 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,321 (46.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,734 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $191,804
Average Home Value $247,244
Housing Affordability Index3 143


Total Households 18,410
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 11,400
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 1.12% 0.91%
Households 1.18% 0.94%
Families 1.08% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.37%
Owner Occupied HU   1.52%

Cleveland, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland to the other 429 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 15 97th
Population Density # 18 96th
Median Household Income # 236 45th
Housing Affordability Index # 67 16th
Per Capita Income # 174 60th
Diversity Index # 65 85th

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