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Cleveland's ethnic heritage

Cleveland's ethnic heritage

Cleveland is the city in Ohio which has a mixture of ethnic groups. Ethnic heritage is something that gives the city its character, a wide array of foods, customs and neighborhoods. Here is some of the Cleveland’s ethnic heritage

The Poles

Polish immigrants started arriving to Cleveland in the mid-19th century to work in the woollen mills and steel mills. They settled in the areas surrounding the Cuyahoga Valley (now called as Newburgh Heights and Slavic Village) along with the Czechs.

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Cleveland neighborhoods

Cleveland neighborhoods

Cuyahoga River and the Lake Erie influenced the development of Cleveland's neighborhoods based on where mills and factories were built along the lake’s shore and the riverbanks. In general, the western side of Cleveland became a working class, whereas the eastern side became the place for most of the wealthy and educated people to live. Downtown Cleveland became the railroad hub and financial district. The working class neighborhoods like Ohio City and Tremont are economically diverse. Getting to other neighborhood from the one generally involves a bridge, a railroad trestle, or a bridge.

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Cleveland – Geography

Cleveland – Geography

Cleveland is the county seat of Cuyahoga County which is highly populated county in the U.S. state of Ohio. With the downfall of heavy manufacturing, the economy of Cleveland has been diversed with the growth in financial, healthcare, legal, and insurance sectors. According to the 2000 Census, the city was the second largest city in Ohio with a total population of 478,403. Cleveland is the centre of the largest metropolitan area in Ohio known as Greater Cleveland.

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History of Cleveland

History of Cleveland

General Moses Cleaveland was appointed one of the seven director of Connecticut Land Company. General Moses was sent out to map and survey the holdings of the company. On his travel, General Moses and his surveyors reached at the mouth of Cuyahoga River on July 22, 1796. General saw the land that belonged to Native Americans as an ideal location for the Connecticut's “capital city”. General and his surveyors made plans for the new city and paced out a nine-and-a-half-acre Public Square. General's surveyors decided to name the city after their leader Cleaveland. General Moses and his surveyors returned to Connecticut in October.

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Cleveland – Demographics

Cleveland – Demographics

The number of immigrants to Cleveland increased during late 19th and early 20th century due to industrial revolution. With major employment opportunities in Downtown, University Circle and the industrial districts, the actual number of working people in the city is more than its residential population. The daytime population rises to around 593000 because of the inflow of commuters for their jobs in Cleveland.

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