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District 9 - C. Ellen Connally
C. Ellen Connally is the President of the Cuyahoga County Council, having been re-elected by her colleagues to a second two-year term in 2013. She was a Judge of the Cleveland Municipal Court for 24 years, and also served as a Special Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland and Foreman of the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury. Her vision for charter government is to set the highest standard of integrity, and establish a path for growth and redevelopment in the county and the region.
Ms. Connally has a Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University, Master and Juris Doctorate degrees from Cleveland State University, and is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Akron. She has served as a Visiting and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Akron College of Law, and is past President of the Board of Trustees of Bowling Green State University.
Active in a number of civic organizations, Ms. Connally serves as President of the Board of Trustees of the Breast Cancer Fund of Ohio, Vice President of the Board of Community Action Against Addiction and on the Executive Committee of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable.
Ms. Connally is the mother of one son, Seth, an Iraq War Veteran and lives in the Shaker Square area of Cleveland with her two rescue dogs, Lucky, a Spaniel mix, and Mugzy, a Boston Terrier.
Cuyahoga County Council
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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.