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District 9 - Shontel Brown
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.
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
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
- 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.
- 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.