About Ohio City
Ohio City is located on the Near West Side of Cleveland, across the Cuyahoga River from Downtown Cleveland. The neighborhood sits just south of Lake Erie and is home to over 9,000 residents and more than 250 businesses.
Ohio City offers a wealth of cultural institutions; public, private and charter schools; over 100 non-profit organizations, local restaurants and retail. Ohio City is rated the second most walkable neighborhood in Cleveland, with downtown being named first. A complete urban neighborhood, Ohio City offers everything residents or visitors might need. The influx of new residents combined with the longtime, committed community members has meant continuous growth over the last three years. Known for its diversity, historic housing stock, entrepreneurial spirit, passionate neighbors, and anchors like the West Side Market, Lutheran Hospital and Saint Ignatius High School, Ohio City is Cleveland’s most complete neighborhood.
Ohio City is one of 36 recognized neighborhoods within the city of Cleveland and is home to more than 9,200 residents. The 2010 Census data lists the Ohio City neighborhood as one of Cleveland’s most diverse, with 50% of the area being White, 34% African American, 23% Hispanic, 1.5% Asian or Pacific Islander, <1% American Indian, and 14% noted as “other.” Ohio City contains 1,200 units of public housing, with 37% of its total population living below the poverty line.
While the city of Cleveland on the whole has been experiencing a loss in population in the past several decades, Ohio City is one of only three Cleveland neighborhoods that gained population in the past ten years. Ohio City also indicated a 16% growth among ages 18–34 and 42% growth in ages 60–64.
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