ERIC Number: ED191947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Selected Ethnic Communities of Cleveland: A Socio-Economic Study.
Bonutti, Karl; Prpic, George
The origins, socioeconomic growth, and present status of four Cleveland, Ohio, ethnic neighborhoods are analyzed in this report in order to determine their viability as inner city communities. The communities studied include (1) a "white ethnic island," the Slovenian/Croatian neighborhood on the East Side; (2) an area of "dying neighborhood spirit," the Hungarian community also located on the East Side; (3) St. Rocco Parish, an "aging" West Side Italian neighborhood; and (4) the recently born Puerto Rican area on the West Side. The importance of ethnic groups in Cleveland's overall economic development is outlined. The development of the four individual neighborhoods is described at length in terms of each area's social, economic, religious, and cultural history. Current community activities, both social and commercial, are also discussed, and current population figures and census tract maps are presented. The results of a survey conducted under the present study, focusing on demographic profiles, literacy, home ownership, income, employment, shopping facilities, etc., are described and compared for the four ethnic neighborhoods. Finally, a discussion of public policy that might be directed toward the economic and social revitalization of these and Cleveland's other ethnic communities is presented. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Washington, DC.; National League of Cities, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Cleveland State Univ., OH.; Cleveland Urban Observatory, OH.
Identifiers: Croatian Americans; Hungarian Americans; Ohio (Cleveland); Slovene Americans
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