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Greater Cleveland

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Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are nicknames for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio.

According to the 2000 census, the eight-county Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Area (CMSA) has a population of 2,945,831, making it the sixteenth largest metropolitan area in the United States. The CMSA is made up of two Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs): the six-county Cleveland-Lorain PMSA and the two-county Akron PMSA.

The U.S. Census Bureau defines the Cleveland-Lorain PMSA as consisting of all of the following six counties: Ashtabula County, Cuyahoga County, Geauga County, Lake County, Lorain County, Medina County.

The Akron PMSA consists of all of the following two counties: Portage County, Summit County.

However, the areas commonly understood as Greater Cleveland or Northeast Ohio are not precisely defined. Most often, Greater Cleveland is understood as referring to all of Cuyahaga County, and sometimes a few other immediately adjacent communities.

Northeast Ohio is commonly understood as being a larger, more inclusive area than Greater Cleveland, consisting of portions of all the eight counties in the CMSA, and at times including other communities such as Canton, Massillon, Alliance, and even Sandusky, Youngstown, and Warren.

So to be clear: the areas commonly referred to as Greater Cleveland or Northeast Ohio is NOT precisely the same as the Cleveland-Akron CMSA defined by the U.S. Census.

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Ashtabula County

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Greater Cleveland is the corporate headquarters of many large companies (ordered by 2004 Fortune 500 ranking below, where applicable. Other large companies not on the Fortune 500 are ranked alphabetically.)

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Cleveland's sports teams include the Cleveland Indians (Major League Baseball), Cleveland Browns (National Football League), Cleveland Cavaliers (National Basketball Association), Cleveland Barons (American Hockey League), and Cleveland Force (Major Indoor Soccer League). The Indians have two minor-league affiliates in the area, the AA Akron Aeros and the Single-A Lake County Captains, who play in Eastlake.

Famous natives

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