National - Social mobility in the 50 largest U.S. cities

Social mobility refers to the movement of individuals either up or down the socioeconomic ladder relative to their current standing, such as a low-income family moving up to become a part of the middle class.


For economic mobility, Cleveland ranks 40th out of the largest 50 metro areas in the United States. A high poverty rate, shrinking population and declining economic standing hold much of Greater Cleveland back from (social/economic) mobility and shared prosperity.

U.S. Partnership on Mobility from Poverty