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Shontel M. Brown is honored to serve as County Council Representative for District 9 and is fully committed to serving the needs of our citizens. Ms. Brown previously served on the Warrensville Heights City Council for three years. As a member of County Council, Ms. Brown intends to continue advocating for the needs of seniors and youth, and will work toward establishing a health and human services that integrates economic development and promotes job opportunities.
Prior to entering politics, Ms. Brown established a printing and promotions company called Diversified Digital Solutions that supports small to mid-size businesses with their marketing needs.
Ms. Brown earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from Cuyahoga Community College and volunteers as a Youth Ministry Leader at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church.
When she’s not working, Ms. Brown enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Brown is chair of the Human Resources, Appointments & Equity Committee.
Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
District 9, which encompasses approximately 39 square miles, includes the cities of Bedford, Bedford Heights, Cleveland Ward 1 (All except Precincts B and C); Ward 4 (Precincts B, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M.01, N, O, Q, R, and S); Shaker Heights, and Warrensville Heights, and the villages of Highland Hills, North Randall, Orange, Pepper Pike and Woodmere. With a 2010 population of 112,896 persons and a housing unit count of 56,762 units, the District contains 8.8% of the County’s population and 9.1% of the County’s housing units.
Quick facts about District 9:
2010 Decennial Census
The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 9 was 126,367 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had declined by 10.7%, to 112,896 persons.
District 9 exhibited a 2010 population density of 2,868 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 32.1% were White, 65.0% were Black or African-American, 2.1% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 0.7% were Some Other Race.
Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 1.7% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
There were 49,400 households in District 9 in 2010, 60.2% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
In 2010, 23.4% of the population in District 9 were under age 18, while 17.8% 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, 87.0% of the 56,762 housing units located in District 9 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 28,594 units (57.9%) 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, 86.9% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 31.9% 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 13.1% 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 9, at $42,406, was lower than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
- In District 9, 14.9% 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 9, 18.0%, 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 9, 9.5% 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.