Census Shows Cleveland's Population Continues to Dwindle


Census numbers for Cleveland are out this afternoon and boy are you in store for a shock. Not really. Cleveland lost some more residents — 81,588 in the last ten years, to be exact.

That's a 17.1% dip since 2000 and brings Cleveland's population to the lowest number in more than 100 years. Thankfully, we're still not at 1840 levels yet (population at the time of that census: 6,071), but we could be heading in that direction soon.

The PD's stat guru, Rich Exner, points out the region's population has remained steady during the last ten years, with combined Cleveland-Akron numbers dropping only 2.2%.

Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina and Portage counties all saw jumps.

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