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District 4 - Scott Tuma
Mr. Tuma served on Parma City Council from July of 2005 through December of 2016, representing the residents of Ward 8. He has served as President of the Parma Bar Association and on the City of Parma Board of Zoning Appeals. In addition, he served as a voluntary magistrate for the Parma Juvenile Diversion Program. Mr. Tuma was named “Parma Democrat of the Year” at the Parma Democratic Party’s 53rd Annual Family Picnic in August of 2016. Councilman Tuma chose to run for the District 4 Council seat, after Councilman Chuck Germana announced his retirement. Mr. Tuma was elected to office in November of 2016.
Mr. Tuma is an attorney with the law firm of Robert L. Tuma & Associates. He earned his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, a Bachelor's Degree in History/Political Science from Walsh College and a Master's Degree in History from Cleveland State University. Mr. Tuma is a graduate of Padua Franciscan High School.
Mr. Tuma and his wife, Joann, are the proud parents of three children.
Mr. Tuma is chair of the Public Works, Procurement & Contracting Committee.
Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
District 4, which encompasses approximately 32 square miles, includes the cities of Middleburg Heights, Parma, and Parma Heights. With a 2010 population of 118,265 persons and a housing unit count of 54,489 units, the District contains 9.2% of the County’s population and 8.8% of the County’s housing units.
Quick facts about District 4:
2010 Decennial Census
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
- The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 4 was 122,819 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had declined by 3.7%, to 118,265 persons.
- District 4 exhibited a 2010 population density of 3,664 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
- For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 93.8% were White, 2.4% were Black or African-American, 2.7% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1.2% were Some Other Race.
- Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 3.4% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
- There were 51,137 households in District 4 in 2010, 61.0% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
- In 2010, 19.8% of the population in District 4 were under age 18, while 18.9% 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, 93.8% of the 54,489 housing units located in District 4 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 36,426 units (71.2%) were owner-occupied. Countywide, 60.9% of occupied housing units were owner-occupied.
- The 2006-2010 ACS showed that of all persons who were age 25 or older, 88.1% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 21.1% 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 11.2% 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 4, at $47,831, was higher than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
- In District 4, 8.5% 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 4, 10.2%, 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 4, 5.6% 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.