Founded: 1796 by General Moses Cleaveland
City size: 202 square kilometers
Population as of July 2015: 388,072
Males: 48.0 percent
Females: 52.0 percent
Median resident age: 34.9 years
Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,545
Cost of living:
5.1 percent less than the Ohio average
9 percent less than the national average
Cuyahoga County registered voters:
Education: Student Average Daily Attendance, pre-K through 12th grade: 38,725
Graduation rate: 66.1 percent
29 colleges and universities with more than 175,000 students are located in the region.
Geography: The city extends almost 50 kilometers along the south shore of Lake Erie and is bisected from north to south by the Cuyahoga River.
* The Cuyahoga River is known as “the river that caught fire.” Since 1868, at least 13 fires have been reported on the water.
* The city's name was shortened to "Cleveland" after the local newspaper discovered the name was one character too long for its masthead.
* The city is home to the Cleveland Clinic, which has been the nation’s top heart program from 19 straight years, according to rankings from the U.S. News & World Report.
* In 1978, Cleveland became the first city since the Great Depression to default on its debt. The mayor at the time of default was Dennis Kucinich, who ran for president in 2004 and 2008. The default ended nearly two years later.
* Superman was created in Cleveland in the 1930s.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Cuyahoga County, City of Cleveland, Cleveland Metropolitan School District