Category: Data

April 18, 2022

Measuring Racial Segregation in Cuyahoga County

Greater Cleveland is one of the most segregated large cities in the United States. A quick look at census data reveals distinct patterns of residency along racial lines. For example, Black people make up 48 percent of people in Cleveland, while white people comprise 71 percent of suburbanites, disproportionate to their shares in the county...

March 21, 2022

Poverty data for 2016-2020 shows mixed results for Cleveland and Cuyahoga County

The number and percent of people living in poverty in Cleveland appears to have dropped in 2020, according to the American Community Survey 5-year estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Although the change is not statistically significant, improvements in the economic circumstances for children continued a recent trend, and estimates of child poverty in...

March 7, 2022

Getting older and getting connected

What do your seventeen-year-old niece and seventy-four-year-old uncle have in common? An obsession with TikTok? Maybe, especially if they live in Lorain County. A recent community needs assessment of older adults in Lorain County paired with census data has revealed some surprising and exciting data related to older adults and internet usage. And while Uncle...

January 31, 2022

Data without context can be dangerous

Our updated City of Cleveland Ward fact sheets provides local leaders, elected officials, and community members with additional tools to inform their decision making. While this is very exciting, we feel it is also important to take a moment to reflect on what this information is, and most importantly what it is not, and to...

January 18, 2022

When a researcher puts on her walking shoes: Reflections on our new Ward Fact Sheets by a former candidate

For the past seven years, one of my responsibilities here at Community Solutions has been compiling data fact sheets for different geographies – counties, cities, legislative districts, neighborhoods, and wards. I’ve produced thousands of these fact sheets over the years, but in 2021, I got to have a different perspective. I took a temporary leave...

January 18, 2022

Kate Warren appointed Director of Greater Cleveland ARP Council

In September 2021, we announced that Community Solutions was launching the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Council (GCARPC), a local effort to track and influence federal relief funding flowing into Cleveland and Ohio and to help lead coordinated community effort to address the inequities laid bare by the pandemic.  Kate Warren will be its Director and first hire. “Kate’s deep knowledge...

January 10, 2022

Community Solutions Consulting: 2021 in review

From as far away as California to as nearby as the office across the street, more than a dozen organizations sought assistance from The Center for Community Solutions in 2021. Our experts conduct research, perform analysis, produce content, and provide advice. The pace and breadth of people reaching out for help has only increased during...

January 3, 2022

New Data Shows Ohio Children at Lowest Poverty Rate in 20 Years

The most reliable and comprehensive estimates show a large drop in child poverty in 2020, while poverty rates for working age adults and older adults remained largely unchanged. The new poverty information was released by the US Census Bureau as the 2020 American Community Survey 1-Year Experimental Data. Better news on child poverty in Ohio...