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District 2 - Dale Miller
A long-time Cuyahoga County resident, Dale Miller supports honest and efficient government. Through his role in the Council, he intends to create positive conditions for job creation, improve human services with a preventive focus, strengthen the skills of our workforce, and build hope for a better future.
Miller is a 1967 graduate of Garfield Heights High School who went on to achieve a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, and a Master of Science and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Utah. He also participated in Leadership Cleveland in 1983.
Before entering politics, Miller worked as a program evaluator at a health center in North Platte, Nebraska, and a psychologist with the Community Guidance Center in Cleveland. He was elected to Cleveland City Council, and then served as a State Representative and most recently as a State Senator.
Miller helped pass legislation for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, and Cleveland stadiums. He actively supported creation of Third Frontier high-technology jobs program, and was an early supporter of Cuyahoga County Land Bank. He also sponsored legislation to enable more senior citizens to receive home and community-based care.
Miller has celebrated 25 years of marriage to his wife, Carol.
Mr. Miller is chair of the Finance & Budgeting Committee.
Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
District 2, which encompasses approximately 27 square miles, includes the cities of Brook Park, Lakewood, and the city of Cleveland-Ward 16 (Precincts B, C, D, E, F, G, H, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q) and Ward 17 (All). The northern boundary of the District is Lake Erie. With a 2010 population of 115,832 persons and a housing unit count of 57,926 units, the District contains 9.0% of the County’s population and 9.3% of the County’s housing units.
Quick facts about District 2:
2010 Decennial Census
- The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 2 was 125,121 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had declined by 7.4%, to 115,832 persons.
- District 2 exhibited a 2010 population density of 4,362 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
- For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 86.6% were White, 8.7% were Black or African-American, 2.2% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2.5% were Some Other Race.
- Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 6.3% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
- There were 52,442 households in District 2 in 2010, 52.4% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
- In 2010, 21.0% of the population in District 2 were under age 18, while 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. Countywide, 22.7% were under age 18, while 15.5% were 65 years of age or older.
- In 2010, 90.5% of the 57,926 housing units located in District 2 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 30,316 units (57.8%) were owner-occupied. Countywide, 60.9% of occupied housing units were owner-occupied.
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
- The 2006-2010 ACS showed that of all persons who were age 25 or older, 88.5% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 26.6% of those high school graduates had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Countywide, 86.4% had a high school diploma or had some additional education, while 28.2% had a bachelor’s degree or higher.
- Only 11.5% of all persons who were age 25 or older had not graduated from high school. Countywide, 13.7% of all persons had not graduated from high school.
- The median household income in District 2, at $44,241, was higher than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
- In District 2, 13.2% of all persons had incomes that were below the poverty level. Countywide, 16.4% of all persons had incomes that were below the poverty level.
- In District 2, 15.7%, of families with children under age 18 had incomes that were below the poverty level, in comparison to the countywide rate of 19.9%.
- In District 2, 11.1% of all persons age 65 and over had incomes that were below the poverty level, in comparison to the countywide rate of 10.9%.
Prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, January 2013 http://planning.co.cuyahoga.oh.us/census/.
Source: New NEOCANDO, Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, MSASS, Case Western Reserve University, 2000 and 2010 Censuses, accessed 1/14/2013 and 1/24/2013, http://neocando.case.edu/. For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: http://planning.city.cleveland.oh.us/2010census/cpc.html.