Fact & Figure Breakdown: Cuyahoga County & Selected Municipalities
- Click here to review Estimates of Adult Literacy Measures: Comparing Single Year ACS Estimate Data with the 3-Year EStimate ACS Data
- Click here to review The Appendix of Variables used to Update Reder's Mathematical Literacy Models by Selected Municipality, 2005-2007.
- Click here to review Estimates of Adult Literacy Measures
- Click here to review Estimates of Mean Literacy Proficiencies for Cuyahoga County & Selected Municipalities
- Click here to review Estimates of the Precent at Level 1 Literacy for Cuyahoga County and Selected Municipalities
- Click here to review Number of Births to Mothers without a High School Degree, 2000-2002 compared to 2003-2005
- Click here to review Percent of Civilian Youth Age 16-10 that are Dropouts, 2000-2007
- As early as age three, children in families receiving cash
assistance have a vocabulary half the size of children in families with high-end incomes; Children in professional families hear more than 30 million word by
their third birthday, while children in lower income families hear only 10 million words
- Children born to mothers without a high school diploma are less likely to have children's books in their homes
- According to an analysis of Ohio Department of Health birth records, between 2000 and 2005,
one in three births in Cuyahoga County was to a mother without a high school diploma
- In 2007, 6% of youth in Cuyahoga County were high school dropouts; the rate of high school dropouts in Cleveland is at 12%.
- Idle youth, those not working or attending school, account for 6% of Cuyahoga County youth in 2007 and 12% of Cleveland youth.
- Twenty eight percent of 18-24 year olds living in Cleveland do not have a high school diploma.
- Nearly half the population in Cuyahoga County (47 percent) over
the age of 16 have literacy levels below the required minimum of Level 3
- Since people with Level 1 or 2 literacy skills are likely to be excluded from all
but minimum wage work, more than half a million Greater Clevelanders lack the skills
to obtain jobs that provide a decent standard of living
- About 1 in 8 Cuyahoga County residents are at the lowest literacy level, while 1 in 4 Cleveland residents are at the lowest literacy level.