Cleveland, Tennessee Population 2024

49,206

Cleveland is a city located in Bradley County, Hamilton County, and Polk County Tennessee. Cleveland has a 2024 population of 49,206. It is also the county seat of Bradley County. Cleveland is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 2.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,908 in 2020.

The average household income in Cleveland is $75,777 with a poverty rate of 17.3%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cleveland is 34.5 years, 33 years for males, and 36.9 years for females.

Cleveland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cleveland was:

  • White: 79.12%
  • Black or African American: 8.46%
  • Other race: 5.33%
  • Two or more races: 5.16%
  • Asian: 1.82%
  • Native American: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
31.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,581.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.71% (1,298)
The current population of Cleveland, Tennessee is 49,206 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,908.

Cleveland, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,76179.12%
Black or African American4,0378.46%
Other race2,5465.33%
Two or more races2,4635.16%
Asian8691.82%
Native American490.1%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cleveland Population by Race

Cleveland Population Pyramid 2024

Cleveland Median Age

34.5

Total

33

Male

36.9

Female

Cleveland Adults

There are 37,203 adults, (8,136 of whom are seniors) in Cleveland.

Cleveland Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cleveland Sex Ratio

Female25,23952.88%
Male22,48647.12%

Cleveland Population by Age

Cleveland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All17,8012.5150.349.7
Married7,2773.2367.632.4
Non Family6,8091.2643.356.7
Female2,5473.4527.872.2
Male1,1683.213367

3.15

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

50.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cleveland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4194.7%
9th to 12th Grade2,3037.64%
High School Graduate7,92626.28%
Some College6,92322.95%
Associates Degree2,3057.64%
Bachelors Degree5,35917.77%
Graduate Degree3,92713.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cleveland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cleveland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White24,12221,7377,752
Black2,2712,016589
Hispanic2,2221,496228
Other Race1,191693303
2+ Races877761123
Asian708544408
Native American404017

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 57.63%.

Cleveland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$37,835$42,330$33,611
Less Than 9th Grade$23,299$29,497$20,436
High School Graduate$32,521$37,128$25,057
Some College$36,181$41,223$29,366
Bachelors Degree$41,736$47,448$40,276
Graduate Degree$63,795$70,096$60,174

$37,835

Average Earnings

$42,330

Average Male

$33,611

Average Female

Cleveland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cleveland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cleveland Language

88.61% of Cleveland residents speak only English, while 11.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 7.57% of the population.

Cleveland Language

Cleveland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White33,4485,65516.91%
Black3,79977320.35%
Hispanic4,34771216.38%
Other2,52655121.81%
Multiple2,22949722.3%
Asian833556.6%
Native4936.12%

17.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.66%

Male Poverty Rate

19.68%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cleveland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cleveland is Multiple, with 22.3% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cleveland is Native, with 6.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.96%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.35%.

Cleveland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.82%
High School15.66%
Some College14.38%
Bachelors or Greater6.58%

Cleveland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed49.05%
Male Unemployed34.72%
Female Employed12.9%
Male Employed7.3%

Cleveland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cleveland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$52,468$75,777
Families$71,141$92,676
Married Families$93,690$-999,999,999
Non Families$31,635$44,094

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cleveland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cleveland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cleveland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cleveland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cleveland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,565

Number of Veterans

2,312

Male Veterans

253

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War779
Vietnam686
First Gulf War537
Korea86
World War II48

Cleveland Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74658
35 to 54593
55 to 64589
18 to 34383
75+342

Cleveland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2,0646.75%
Black2568.94%
Hispanic1214.19%
Other Race874.98%
2+ Races826.63%
Asian7610.31%

Cleveland Veterans by Race

Cleveland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cleveland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.4%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cleveland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cleveland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cleveland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

52.99%

Born in Cleveland

92.72%

Native Born

7.28%

Foreign Born

4.08%

Non Citizen

3.2%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.72% of Cleveland residents were born in the United States, with 52.99% having been born in Tennessee. 4.08% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cleveland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202950,8283240.64%
202850,5043250.65%
202750,1793240.65%
202649,8553250.66%
202549,5303240.66%
202449,2063250.66%
202348,8813240.67%
202248,5574580.95%
202148,0991910.4%
202047,9082,3525.16%
201945,5562290.51%
201845,3277471.68%
201744,5804551.03%
201644,1255261.21%
201543,5996231.45%
201442,9763420.8%
201342,6342920.69%
201242,3424921.18%
201141,8505421.31%
201041,3084,11611.07%
200037,1926,83822.53%
199030,3543,93914.91%
198026,4154,96923.17%
197021,4465,25032.42%
196016,1963,59128.49%
195012,6051,25411.05%
194011,3512,21524.24%
19309,1362,61440.08%
19206,52297317.53%
19105,5491,69143.83%
19003,85899534.75%
18902,86300%
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Cleveland Population by Year