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District 8 - Pernel Jones, Jr.

Pernel Jones, Jr.Pernel Jones, Jr., is a lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County. Re-elected to a four year Council term beginning in 2013, Mr. Jones endeavors to promote trust and confidence in County government through effective and accountable leadership. As a member of the Council, among his goals are job retention and the creation of new jobs in the county.

Mr. Jones intends to maintain government’s moral and legal obligations and responsibilities to provide the best social service delivery for our children, seniors, and others in need.

He attended Baltimore Polytechnic Institutes in 1986, and received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland in 1991.

Currently, Mr. Jones is the Director of Community Relations for the Pernel Jones and Sons Funeral Home. He has been a Licensed Funeral Director since 1992. He married his wife Tammy in 1998.

Mr. Jones is chair of the Public Works, Procurement and Contracting Committee.


Contact Information

Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Office: 216/698-2019
Fax: 216/698-2040

District 8

District 8District 8, which encompasses approximately 28 square miles, includes the city of Cleveland Ward 1 (Precincts B and C); Ward 2 (Precincts All except U, V and W); Ward 4 (Precinct T); Ward 5 (All except Precincts Q and R); Ward 6 (Precincts B and L); Ward 12 (Precincts D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K and L.01), the cities of Garfield Heights, and Maple Heights and the villages of Cuyahoga Heights and Newburgh Heights. With a 2010 population of 113,396 persons and a housing unit count of 55,554 units, the District contains 8.9% of the County’s population and 8.9% of the County’s housing units.

Quick facts about District 8:

2010 Decennial Census
  • The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 8 was 135,457 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had declined by 16.3%, to 113,396 persons.
  • District 8 exhibited a 2010 population density of 3,987 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
  • For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 33.7% were White, 64.5% were Black or African-American, 0.7% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 1.1% were Some Other Race.
  • Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 2.4% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
  • There were 45,368 households in District 8 in 2010, 62.0% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
  • In 2010, 28.5% of the population in District 8 were under age 18, while 12.3% 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, 81.7% of the 55,554 housing units located in District 8 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 24,450 units (53.9%) 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, 78.4% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 10.4% 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 21.6% 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 8, at $30,740, was lower than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
  • In District 8, 28.2% 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 8, 36.2%, 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 8, 15.0% 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

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, For Census information regarding Cleveland Wards, see: