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History of Cleveland & NEO: Demographic Data

Resources about the history of greater Cleveland and northeast Ohio.

Data Links

Population of States and Counties in the United States: 1790-1990 -- Ohio is on pages 124 to 129, in two batches: 1890-1990 and 1800-1880.

The Real Property Inventory (1932-1980s) volumes on Cleveland demographics are contained in Special Collections and other libraries. Howard Whipple Green's article on the RPI.

Indexes to the RPI's Sheet-A-Week newsletters, Vol.1-10:  Part 1 and Part 2

Current census data, for comparison:

Useful links for local data:


Local History Librarian

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Bill Barrow
phone: (216) 687-6998 (office)

I am happy to help with questions about local history matters, and would very much appreciate your comments and suggestions. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you with your research.
-Bill Barrow, Head of Special Collections

Special Collections is on the third floor of the Michael Schwartz Library, in Rhodes Tower, and open 1:00-5:00 weekdays.