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Encyclopedia > Cleveland metropolitan area

Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are nicknames for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio.


According to the 2000 census, the eight-county Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) has a population of 2,945,831, making it the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The CMSA is made up of two Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs): the six-county Cleveland-Lorain PMSA and the two-county Akron PMSA.


The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Cleveland-Lorain PMSA as consisting of all of the following six counties: Ashtabula County, Cuyahoga County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Medina County.


The Akron PMSA consists of all of the following two counties: Portage County, Summit County.


However, the areas commonly understood as Greater Cleveland or Northeast Ohio are not precisely defined. Most often, Greater Cleveland is understood as referring to all of Cuyahaga County, and sometimes a few other immediately adjacent communities.


Northeast Ohio is commonly understood as being a larger, more inclusive area than Greater Cleveland, consisting of portions of all the eight counties in the CMSA, and at times including other communities such as Canton, Massillon, Alliance, and even Sandusky, Youngstown, and Warren.


So to be clear: the areas commonly referred to as Greater Cleveland or Northeast Ohio is NOT precisely the same as the Cleveland-Akron CMSA defined by the U.S. Census.

Contents

Counties

Cities and towns

Ashtabula County

Cuyahoga County

Geauga County

Lake County

Lorain County

Medina County

Portage County

Summit County

See also

External links

  • Northern Ohio Data & Information Service (http://nodis.csuohio.edu/nodis/)
  • Employer Resource Council site promoting NE Ohio (http://www.ercnet.org/neohio/)
  • NE Ohio Community Profiles from Smythe, Cramer Co. Realtors (http://www.smythe-cramer.com/community/profiles.cfm)


Regions of Ohio
Unglaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glaciated Allegheny Plateau | Glacial till plains | Lake Erie | Black Swamp
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area | Cleveland metropolitan area
Largest Cities
Akron | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Toledo | Youngstown
Counties
Adams | Allen | Ashland | Ashtabula | Athens | Auglaize | Belmont | Brown | Butler | Carroll | Champaign | Clark | Clermont | Clinton | Columbiana | Coshocton | Crawford | Cuyahoga | Darke | Defiance | Delaware | Erie County | Fairfield | Fayette | Franklin | Fulton | Gallia | Geauga | Greene | Guernsey | Hamilton | Hancock | Hardin | Harrison | Henry | Highland | Hocking | Holmes | Huron | Jackson | Jefferson | Knox | Lake | Lawrence | Licking | Logan | Lorain | Lucas | Madison | Mahoning | Marion | Medina | Meigs | Mercer | Miami | Monroe | Montgomery | Morgan | Morrow | Muskingum | Noble | Ottawa | Paulding | Perry | Pickaway | Pike | Portage | Preble | Putnam | Richland | Ross | Sandusky | Scioto | Seneca | Shelby | Stark | Summit | Trumbull | Tuscarawas | Union | Van Wert | Vinton | Warren | Washington | Wayne | Williams | Wood | Wyandot



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Cleveland, Ohio (2566 words)
According to the national census, the population of Cleveland was 505,616 in 1990, a decline of 11.9 percent from the 1980 population of 573,822.
The population of the metropolitan area in 1980 was 2,278,000, but by 1990 it totaled 2,202,000, or a decrease of 3.3 percent.
Accurately characterizing the population of the metropolitan area is difficult because the fastest growing regions in 1990 actually were outside the officially designated area.
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