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District 7 - Yvonne Conwell
As Councilwoman for Cuyahoga County District 7, Yvonne M. Conwell is dedicated to building an effective and efficient county government that works every day for safe neighborhoods, strong health and human services, and a business environment that promotes vigorous, sustainable economic growth and equitable job development.
The Councilwoman focuses her services on promoting positive youth development, upholding the mission of Health and Human Services, and fostering economic development. A highlight while in office included sponsoring legislation to oppose Ohio Senate Bill 5 (which would have limited collective bargaining rights). Ms. Conwell also co-sponsored and championed legislation to adopt the first Equity Plan for Cuyahoga County. The Equity ordinance establishes definitions and identifies the specific approaches necessary to implement and achieve the "fair and just" principle that is embedded as a core element of the goals, objectives and strategies of the County.
A lifelong resident of Cuyahoga County and graduate of Cleveland State University, Ms. Conwell has spent her professional life in service to the region’s families and children. She loves the city in which she lives. “This city, and particularly my County district, is diverse in the arts, industry, and education.” Conwell has been married to her husband, Kevin, for 28 years, and has three grown children.
Ms. Conwell chairs the Human Resources, Appointments & Equity Committee.
Cuyahoga County Council
2079 East 9th Street – 8th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
District 7, which encompasses approximately 25 square miles, includes the city of Cleveland-Ward 2 (Precincts U, V and W); Ward 3 (Precincts A, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, L, O, Q); Ward 4 (Precincts A, C, D, E, M.02, P and U); Ward 5 (Precincts Q and R); Ward 6 (All except Precincts B and L); Ward 7 (All); Ward 9 (All); Ward 10 (Precincts A, B, I, K and M); Ward 12 (Precincts B, C, L.02, M, N, O, P, Q, R, and S); Ward 13 (Precincts D.02, E, M, N, and O) and Ward 15 (Precinct Q.02). The northern boundary of the District is Lake Erie. With a 2010 population of 115,213 persons and a housing unit count of 64,833 units, the District contains 9.0% of the County’s population and 10.4% of the County’s housing units.
Quick facts about District 7:
2010 Decennial Census
2006 - 2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
- The Census showed that in 2000 the total population of District 7 was 143,745 persons. By 2010, the District’s population had declined by 19.8%, to 115,213 persons.
- District 7 exhibited a 2010 population density of 4,669 persons per square mile. Countywide, the population density was 2,800 persons per square mile.
- For persons reporting one race in the 2010 Census, 29.6% were White, 64.5% were Black or African-American, 3.7% were Asian/Pacific Islander, and 2.2% were Some Other Race.
- Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin (which can be of any race) comprised 5.0% of the population in 2010. Countywide, 4.8% of the population was comprised of persons of Hispanic or Latino origin.
- There were 50,200 households in District 7 in 2010, 45.7% of which were family households. Countywide, 58.7% of all households were family households.
- In 2010, 20.9% of the population in District 7 were under age 18, while 12.4% 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, 77.4% of the 64,833 housing units located in District 7 were occupied. Of those occupied housing units, 17,488 units (34.8%) 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, 75.0% had a high school diploma or had some additional education beyond high school, while 15.6% 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 25.0% 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 7, at $23,031, was lower than the median income for Cuyahoga County as a whole, which was $43,603.
- In District 7, 35.5% 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 7, 45.3%, 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 7, 24.7% 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.