Our County is a Data Book that features information about Cuyahoga County and 10 peer counties across the region. It includes statistics on demographics, the economy, workforce, housing, transportation, and the environment.

2023 Data Book

cover of the Our County Data BookOur County: The 2023 Data Book is our first data book that provides insights at the county level. It is intended to be used by local governments, community organizations, and others interested in learning more about our county.

The Data Book covers 50 indicators in six categories: demographics, the economy,  workforce, housing, transportation, and the environment. Every indicator has data for a recent year and most show change over time.

Peer Counties

The Data Book includes information about Cuyahoga County and 10 selected peer counties in the Midwest. The peer counties were chosen based on their proximity to Cuyahoga County and their size. The peer counties (and their core cities) selected for analysis are:

  • Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • Erie County (Buffalo, NY)
  • Franklin County (Columbus, OH)
  • Hamilton County (Cincinnati, OH)
  • Hennepin County (Minneapolis, MN)
  • Jefferson County (Louisville, KY)
  • Marion County (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Milwaukee County (Milwaukee, WI)
  • Monroe County (Rochester, NY)
  • Wayne County (Detroit, MI)

map of the peer counties in the Data Book
The 11 peer counties covered in the Data Book

Data Accuracy

The Data Books generally use information collected and shared by external sources, and the data source for each metric is listed on the appropriate page. The goal of the document is to provide only the most relevant and accurate data available; however, we have not independently verified the information. For questions about data, suggestions for improvements, or identification of errors, please contact County Planning.

More Information

For additional data about Cuyahoga County, please visit our Census Data pages.

Contact Us

Questions or comments about this guidebook should be directed to:

Kevin Leeson
Cuyahoga County Planning Commission

Disclaimer: County Planning’s Guidebook Series is intended for reference purposes only. County Planning assumes no responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions in the content of this report. The information contained within is provided ‘as is’ with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness, or timeliness.

Top image: CPL 150 Festival by Erik Drost; accessed 11/29/23; licensed under CC BY 2.0