Hough, Cleveland

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Hough
Neighborhoods of Cleveland
True Holiness Temple on Euclid Avenue at E.79th Street, is located on the border between Hough and the Fairfax neighborhood.
True Holiness Temple on Euclid Avenue at E.79th Street, is located on the border between Hough and the Fairfax neighborhood.
Country United States
State Ohio
County Cuyahoga County
City Cleveland
Population (2000)
 • Total 16,359
  17% decrease from 1990 Census
Demographics
 • White 2.1%
 • Black 96.1%
 • Hispanic 1%
 • Asian >1%
 • Other >1%%
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Codes parts of 44106, 44103
Area code(s) 216
Median income $13,630
Source: 2000 U.S. Census, Cleveland City Planning Commission[1]

Hough is a neighborhood situated along the midtown corridor on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. It is one of the city's oldest neighborhoods; named after Oliver and Eliza Hough who first settled in the area in 1799.[2] During the American Civil Rights era in the mid-20th century, the neighborhood received national attention as a flashpoint of racial tensions, when the Hough Riots broke out. Today it is a neighborhood that has seen an increase of redevelopment, although it remains among the city's poorest neighborhoods.[3]

Hough is part of the city's 7th Ward, and is represented by Councilman TJ Dow.[4]

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Coordinates: 41°30′44″N 81°38′07″W / 41.512334°N 81.635213°W / 41.512334; -81.635213