Cleveland, Tennessee Population 2021

46,042
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Cleveland is a city located in Bradley County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Bradley County. With a 2020 population of 46,042, it is the 17th largest city in Tennessee and the 858th largest city in the United States . Cleveland is currently growing at a rate of 0.59% annually and its population has increased by 11.52% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 41,285 in 2010. Cleveland reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 27 miles, Cleveland has a population density of 1,699 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cleveland is $66,984 with a poverty rate of 19.52%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $768 per month, and the median house value is $171,500. The median age in Cleveland is 35.3 years, 33.2 years for males, and 37 years for females.

Cleveland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Clevelandwas:

  • White: 83.61%
  • Black or African American: 8.08%
  • Other race: 3.90%
  • Asian: 2.28%
  • Two or more races: 1.96%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Cleveland, Tennessee is 46,042 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 45,504.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 41,285.

Cleveland, Tennessee Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021126,8909740.77%
2020125,9169740.77%
2019124,9429740.78%
2018123,9681,7881.44%
2017122,1809960.82%
2016121,1846410.53%
2015120,5431,0880.90%
2014119,4551,0450.87%
2013118,4107370.62%
2012117,6731,1040.94%
2011116,5696730.58%
2010115,8960.00%

Cleveland Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,28783.61%
Black or African American3,6048.08%
Some Other Race1,7403.90%
Asian1,0162.28%
Two or More Races8741.96%
American Indian and Alaska Native680.15%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander60.01%
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Cleveland Population by Race

Cleveland Population Pyramid $2021

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Cleveland Median Age

35.3


Total

33.2


Male

37


Female

Cleveland Adults

There are 35,181 adults, (7,100 of whom are seniors) in Cleveland.

Cleveland Age Dependency

58.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cleveland Sex Ratio

Female

23,456

52.60%

Male

21,139

47.40%

Cleveland Population by Age

Cleveland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cleveland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female29.9%70.1%
Non Family35.1%64.9%
Male44.5%55.5%
All47.7%52.3%
Married65%35%

47.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cleveland Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,6692.4947.7
Married7,1013.2265
Non Family6,6641.335.1
Female2,0283.3729.9
Male8763.5644.5

3.15

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

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Cleveland Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7436.08%
9th to 12th Grade2,6139.11%
High School Graduate8,31328.99%
Some College6,70823.39%
Associates Degree2,1417.47%
Bachelors Degree4,43815.47%
Graduate Degree2,7249.50%
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Cleveland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cleveland Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White23,23120,4126,212
Hispanic2,4921,527324
Black2,0111,752277
Other Race888444235
Asian511327115
2+ Races30618196
Native American31276

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.87%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 31.37%.

Cleveland Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,940$37,207$26,899
Less Than 9th Grade$22,566$26,149$18,102
High School Graduate$27,284$33,309$22,153
Some College$30,384$36,851$25,539
Bachelors Degree$41,116$46,071$38,140
Graduate Degree$56,069$67,196$47,472

$31,940

Average Earnings

$37,207

Average Male

$26,899

Average Female

Cleveland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cleveland Language by Age

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Cleveland Language

86.80% of Cleveland residents speak only English, while 13.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.09% of the population.

Cleveland Language

Cleveland Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White31,1975,63418.06%
Hispanic4,7671,36728.68%
Black3,39667819.96%
Other1,69145626.97%
Multiple73424433.24%
Asian980747.55%

19.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.84%

Male Poverty Rate

22.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cleveland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cleveland is Multiple, with 33.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cleveland is Asian, with 7.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.00%.

Cleveland Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.97%
High School18.26%
Some College11.63%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%

Cleveland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed68.34%
Male Unemployed60.11%
Female Employed13.52%
Male Employed6.24%

Cleveland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cleveland Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$44,633$66,984
Families$56,364$80,564
Married Families$70,114-
Non Families$30,331$44,117
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Income by Household Type

Cleveland Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cleveland Married by Age and Sex

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Cleveland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cleveland Marital Status by Race

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Cleveland Marital Status

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2,483

Number of Veterans

2,267

Male Veterans

216

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam915
Second Gulf War436
First Gulf War331
Korea179
World War II130

Cleveland Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74635
75+621
35 to 54542
55 to 64354
18 to 34331

Cleveland Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2877.63%
Black1254.87%
Hispanic993.20%
2+ Races509.60%
Asian212.64%

Cleveland Veterans by Race

Cleveland Veterans by Education

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16.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cleveland Veterans by Education

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60.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.7%

Employment Rate

4.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cleveland Employment by Age

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Cleveland Employment by Race

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Cleveland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.87%

Born in Cleveland

90.65%

Native Born

9.35%

Foreign Born

6.86%

Non Citizen

2.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.65% of Cleveland residents were born in the United States, with 50.87% having been born in Tennessee. 6.86% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202146,0422690.59%
202045,7732690.59%
201945,5042690.59%
201845,2357181.61%
201744,5174200.95%
201644,0975201.19%
201543,5776151.43%
201442,9623350.79%
201342,6272850.67%
201242,3424851.16%
201141,8575361.30%
201041,3214,1291.06%
200037,1926,8382.05%
199030,3543,9391.40%
198026,4154,9692.11%
197021,4465,2502.85%
196016,1963,5912.54%
195012,6051,2541.05%
194011,3512,2152.19%
19309,1362,6143.43%
19206,5229731.63%
19105,5491,6913.70%
19003,8589953.03%
18902,8630.00%

Cleveland Population by Year