Cleves from the air, looking northeast, along the Great Miami River
|Motto: "Heart of the Three Rivers Valley"|
Location of Cleves, Ohio
|• Total||1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)|
|• Land||1.58 sq mi (4.09 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||495 ft (151 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||3,329|
|• Density||2,046.8/sq mi (790.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1056814|
Cleves is a village, founded in 1818, near the Ohio River in Miami Township, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,234 at the 2010 census. The village is named for John Cleves Symmes who lived here, laid out the original town site, and sold lots of land. In November 2010, the village of Cleves voted to shut down the fire department and lay-off 3 full time police officers due to insufficient funds in the village budget.
Cleves is located at  between the Great Miami River and the Ohio River. It is separated from the Ohio River by the village of North Bend, along the southern border of Cleves. U.S. Route 50 passes through the village, leading east 16 miles (26 km) to downtown Cincinnati and west to Lawrenceburg, Indiana.(39.161241, -84.750288)
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,234 people, 1,079 households, and 823 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,046.8 inhabitants per square mile (790.3 /km2). There were 1,190 housing units at an average density of 753.2 per square mile (290.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.9% White, 0.6% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 1,079 households of which 46.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.7% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.00 and the average family size was 3.45.
The median age in the village was 33.2 years. 32.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.3% were from 25 to 44; 23.8% were from 45 to 64; and 7.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.3% male and 49.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,790 people, 960 households, and 750 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,754.7 people per square mile (677.5/km²). There were 1,020 housing units at an average density of 641.5 per square mile (247.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.21% White, 0.57% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.36% of the population.
There were 960 households out of which 43.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.8% were married couples living together, 10.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.8% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.91 and the average family size was 3.30.
In the village the population was spread out with 31.4% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 33.8% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 100.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $47,553, and the median income for a family was $50,926. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,617. About 6.3% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
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