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Cleveland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Cleveland had a population of 839 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cleveland is located at latitude 35.7323 and longitude -80.6825 in Rowan County. 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. Rowan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 810 feet.

The Town of Cleveland (GNIS ID: 2406279) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Cleveland is located within Township of Cleveland, a minor civil division (MCD) of Rowan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cleveland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Cleveland, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 839
Daytime Population: Workers 3,390
Daytime Population: Residents 439
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 3,829
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 4.56
Population in Households 839
Population in Familes 709
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 541
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $36,002
Average Household Income $50,037
Per Capita Income $18,957


Total Housing Units 377 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 238 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 74 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $156,538
Average Home Value $163,291


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 227
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.51% -0.19%
Households -0.64% -0.39%
Families -0.53% -0.35%
Median Household Income   1.48%
Per Capita Income   2.39%

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, 2017 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 # 467 37th
Population Density # 432 42nd
Diversity Index # 306 59th
Median Household Income # 523 29th
Per Capita Income # 572 23rd

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