East Cleveland has the 1724th largest population in the United States. The population shrank by 2.8% from 2010 to 2015, which was slower than the national average. East Cleveland is part of the Cleveland metro area. Unemployment in the Cleveland area is 5%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Cleveland has the 27th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in East Cleveland is below average at $47,250, and the median cost of a home in East Cleveland is $65,100, which is below the national average. 10% of workers in East Cleveland hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 78% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in East Cleveland. 79% of East Cleveland workers drive to work alone, 5% take public transit, 7% carpool, and 7% walk. People in East Cleveland spend an average of 26 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.