Cleveland metropolitan area
Cleveland, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area
Map of Tennessee highlighting the Cleveland metropolitan area.
CountryUnited States
Largest cityCleveland
 • Total773 sq mi (2,000 km2)
Highest elevation
Big Frog Mountain 4,224 ft (1,287 m)
Lowest elevation
674 ft (205 m)
 • Total123,625
 • Rank319th in the U.S.
 • Density160/sq mi (60/km2)

The Cleveland, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of two counties in southeast TennesseeBradley and Polk – anchored by the city of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census, the MSA had a population of 115,788.[1] The MSA is also part of the Chattanooga Combined Statistical Area. The MSA was first designated in June 2003.[2] Geographically, this metropolitan area is mostly coexistant with the Ocoee Region, a historical and cultural name that reflects the heritage of the area.[3]




As of the census of 2010,[4] there were 115,788 people, 44,600 households, and 31,622 families residing in the metropolitan area. The racial makeup of the MSA was 92.89% White, 3.69% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, and 1.42% from two or more races.

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 104,015 people, 40,729 households, and 29,400 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.81% White, 3.40% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 1.23% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.86% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $32,339, and the median income for a family was $39,075. Males had a median income of $29,179 versus $21,209 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $17,067.

Combined Statistical Area

The Chattanooga-Cleveland-Athens, TN-GA Combined Statistical Area is made up of six counties in southeast Tennessee and three counties in northwest Georgia. The statistical area includes the Cleveland Metropolitan Statistical Area, Chattanooga Metropolitan Statistical Area, and the Athens Micropolitan Statistical Area.


Interstate 75, U.S. Route 11, U.S. Route 64, U.S. Route 74, and S.R. 60 pass through Cleveland and Bradley County. U.S. 64 and 74 also serve Ocoee, Ducktown, and Copperhill. U.S. 11 also serves Charleston and McDonald. U.S. Route 411 runs north and south through Polk county and serves Benton and Ocoee. S.R. 68 runs through eastern Polk county and serves Copperhill and Ducktown.

Major roadways

See also


  1. ^ "Population and Housing Occupancy Status: 2010 - United States -- Metropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico more information 2010 Census National Summary File of Redistricting Data". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau, Population Division. April 14, 2011. Retrieved April 14, 2011.[dead link]
  2. ^ "OMB Designates 49 New Metropolitan Statistical Areas" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget (Press release). Washington, D.C. Office of Management and Budget. June 6, 2003. Retrieved 2019-10-06 – via National Archives.
  3. ^ "Where is the Ocoee Region?". Museum Center at Five Points. Retrieved 2020-03-27.
  4. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
  5. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.