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Cleveland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cleveland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Rowan County at latitude 35.7323 and longitude -80.6825. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Cleveland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cleveland, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cleveland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Cleveland (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cleveland: Third Creek, Third Creek Station.

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Cleveland, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 864
Population in Households 864
Population in Familes 732
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 557
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 326
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $119,231
Average Home Value $165,377


Median Household Income $41,013
Average Household Income $56,044
Per Capita Income $21,480
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.19% -0.09%
Households -0.14% -0.12%
Families 0.2% -0.25%
Median Household Income   4.62%
Per Capita Income   2.25%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cleveland, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cleveland to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 466 37th
Population Density1 # 421 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 311 58th
Median Household Income # 314 58th
Per Capita Income # 316 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.