East Cleveland, Tennessee Population 2024

1,735

East Cleveland is a city located in Bradley County and Hamilton County Tennessee. East Cleveland has a 2024 population of 1,735. East Cleveland is currently declining at a rate of -10.57% annually and its population has decreased by -32.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,557 in 2020.

The average household income in East Cleveland is $48,028 with a poverty rate of 24.23%. The median age in East Cleveland is 34.7 years: 31.5 years for males, and 36.8 years for females.

East Cleveland Demographics

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

  • White: 81.36%
  • Black or African American: 11.42%
  • Other race: 4.1%
  • Two or more races: 3.12%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,391.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-32.15% (-822)
The current population of East Cleveland, Tennessee is 1,735 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,557.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,74681.36%
Black or African American24511.42%
Other race884.1%
Two or more races673.12%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

East Cleveland Population by Race

East Cleveland Population Pyramid 2024

East Cleveland Median Age

34.7

Total

31.5

Male

36.8

Female

East Cleveland Adults

There are 1,614 adults, (201 of whom are seniors) in East Cleveland.

East Cleveland Age Dependency

51.9

Age Dependency Ratio

14.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

East Cleveland Sex Ratio

Female1,08650.61%
Male1,06049.39%

East Cleveland Population by Age

East Cleveland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5653.830.169.9
Married2204.5634.565.5
Female1664.0827.172.9
Non Family911.4845.154.9
Male883.759.190.9

3.71

Average Family Size

3.8

Average Household Size

30.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

East Cleveland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade18312.23%
Associates Degree573.81%
Bachelors Degree00%
Graduate Degree50.33%
High School Graduate87758.62%
Less Than 9th Grade16511.03%
Some College20913.97%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

East Cleveland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Cleveland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,1801,0185
Black168950
Hispanic124350
Other Race88130
2+ Races2400

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 86.27%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 0.42%.

East Cleveland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$31,281$40,893$30,278
Less Than 9th Grade$28,079$32,143$0
Overall$28,841$40,219$27,308
Some College$0$0$0

$28,841

Average Earnings

$40,219

Average Male

$27,308

Average Female

East Cleveland Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Cleveland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

East Cleveland Language

85.74% of East Cleveland residents speak only English, while 14.26% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.2% of the population.

East Cleveland Language

East Cleveland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,66546227.75%
Black2453413.88%
Multiple672435.82%

24.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.43%

Male Poverty Rate

14.27%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Cleveland

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Cleveland is Multiple, with 35.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Cleveland is Black, with 13.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 44.68%.

East Cleveland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.45%
High School25.66%
Some College9.77%
Bachelors or Greater0%

East Cleveland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed16.85%
Male Employed9.24%
Female Employed0%

East Cleveland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Cleveland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$40,000$45,760
Households$39,620$48,028
Married Families$56,786$-999,999,999
Non Families-$44,701

mean

median

Income by Household Type

East Cleveland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

42.1%

Female Marriage Rate

East Cleveland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

East 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.

East Cleveland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

East Cleveland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

101

Number of Veterans

33

Male Veterans

68

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War87
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War0
Korea0
World War II0

East Cleveland Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5468
55 to 6419
65 to 7414
18 to 340
75+0

East Cleveland Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1017.67%

East Cleveland Veterans by Race

East Cleveland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.86%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Cleveland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50%

Labor Force Participation

40.8%

Employment Rate

18.3%

Unemployment Rate

East Cleveland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

East Cleveland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

East 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

63.19%

Born in East Cleveland

95.34%

Native Born

4.66%

Foreign Born

4.66%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.34% of East Cleveland residents were born in the United States, with 63.19% having been born in Tennessee. 4.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

East Cleveland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,735-205-10.57%
20231,940-206-9.6%
20222,146-429-16.66%
20212,575180.7%
20202,55753826.65%
20192,01933720.04%
20181,682-16-0.94%
20171,698-135-7.36%
20161,83322113.71%
20151,612-10-0.62%
20141,62230.19%
20131,619-428-20.91%
20122,047964.92%
20111,95134321.33%
20101,60800%

East Cleveland Population by Year