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April 18, 2012

Report: Not Dead Yet - The Infill of Cleveland's Urban Core

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The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development has released a report entitled Not Dead Yet: The Infill of Cleveland's Urban Core which discusses the increase of residents in Downtown Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods.

This report was originally released through the Urban Institute's Metrotrends found here and blogged here.

Between 2000 and 2010 Cleveland lost over 80,000 people. Observers declared Cleveland was dead. But lost in the overall population numbers is a silver lining that could be the canary in the coal mine in reverse: Downtown's population increased by 96%, with the majority of those immigrating aged 22 to 34. As well, the brain gain has spilled over into the adjacent neighborhoods of Tremont and Ohio City, with each area showing significant gains in the 25- to 34-year old cohorts between 2000 and 2010.

Download the report here in PDF.

The Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development is a research center at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, a graduate school of social work at Case Western Reserve University.