Lorain, Ohio

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Population in 2013: 63,710 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 29,797  (46.8%)
Females: 33,913  (53.2%)
Median resident age:  37.3 years
Ohio median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 44052, 44054, 44055.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,940 (it was $33,917 in 2000)
Lorain:

$33,940
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,328 (it was $16,340 in 2000)

Lorain city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $86,800 (it was $85,700 in 2000)
Lorain:

$86,800
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $121,662; Detached houses: $123,311; Townhouses or other attached units: $111,838; In 2-unit structures: $105,293; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,752; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,156; Mobile homes: $16,096; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $95,942

Median gross rent in 2012: $598.

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  • White alone - 33,691 (52.4%)
  • Hispanic - 17,193 (26.7%)
  • Black alone - 10,295 (16.0%)
  • Two or more races - 2,133 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 653 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 256 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 83 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 9 (0.01%)

Races in Lorain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lorain: 94.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (11.7%), Irish (9.4%), Italian (5.8%), Polish (5.2%), English (4.5%), Hungarian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 620 feet

Land area: 24.0 square miles.

Population density: 2,653 people per square mile   (average).

Lorain,OH real estate house value index trend

Lorain, Ohio map

For population 25 years and over in Lorain:

  • High school or higher: 78.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lorain city:

  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 41.4%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

2,107 residents are foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  3.3%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 249 registered sex offenders living in Lorain, Ohio as of May 23, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lorain to the number of sex offenders is 256 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,554 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,134 (1.5%)

Lorain satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cleveland, OH (26.0 miles , pop. 478,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (286.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sheffield, OH (2.1 miles ), Amherst, OH (2.1 miles ), Sheffield Lake, OH (2.1 miles ), Elyria, OH (2.5 miles ), South Amherst, OH (2.7 miles ), Avon, OH (2.8 miles ), Avon Lake, OH (3.0 miles ), Vermilion, OH (3.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 108 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2000: 85 buildings, average cost: $100,600
  • 2001: 138 buildings, average cost: $110,500
  • 2002: 202 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2003: 148 buildings, average cost: $118,200
  • 2004: 180 buildings, average cost: $105,600
  • 2005: 150 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2006: 122 buildings, average cost: $118,800
  • 2007: 118 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $94,900
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2010: 42 buildings, average cost: $93,000
  • 2011: 31 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2012: 53 buildings, average cost: $90,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.45 N, Longitude: 82.17 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -7,818 (-12.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,969 (24.5%)

Area code: 440

Lorain household income distribution Lorain home values distribution

Crime rates in Lorain by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0125665735144
per 100,000 0.01.52.97.48.88.87.49.94.37.11.46.26.2
Rapes 2622141020145164136293734
per 100,000 38.332.020.314.829.420.67.422.658.351.141.357.753.0
Robberies 941051099391119135140158178139138136
per 100,000 138.3152.7157.8137.2133.6175.1198.8197.6224.7252.8197.9215.1212.0
Assaults 159151146168215202149165158175174139151
per 100,000 234.0219.6211.4247.8315.7297.3219.4232.9224.7248.5247.7216.7235.4
Burglaries 5736267875667106618628551,2401,0371,2781,3201,246
per 100,000 843.2910.21139.5834.91042.7972.81269.51206.61763.81472.81819.42057.91942.4
Thefts 1,4981,5361,7461,3441,4711,4991,4471,3911,6931,7681,7681,7381,869
per 100,000 2204.42233.42528.11982.62160.32206.22131.01963.02408.22511.02517.02709.52913.6
Auto thefts 1401499710098161146157167125115132118
per 100,000 206.0216.6140.4147.5143.9237.0215.0221.6237.5177.5163.7205.8183.9
Arson 1719221316328433042442432
per 100,000 25.027.631.919.223.54.441.260.742.759.762.637.449.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 296.9303.2319.1280.3331.2337.7331.4340.8426.9418.6405.5457.4454.7

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Lorain detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 117 (93 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.45
Ohio average:

2.11
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.0%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -2,815 (-3.9%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Metal and metal products (15%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Work and jobs in Lorain: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Lorain, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Lorain, Ohio average temperatures Lorain, Ohio average precipitation Lorain, Ohio humidity Lorain, Ohio wind speed Lorain, Ohio snowfall Lorain, Ohio sunshine Lorain, Ohio clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Lorain-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 2% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the Lorain city center killed 18 people and injured 200 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1953, a category F4 tornado 23.5 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Lorain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Ohio state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 91.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 53.3 miles away from Lorain center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 243.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 131.1 miles away from Lorain center
On 6/20/2006 at 20:11:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.5 MW, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lorain County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lorain topographic map

Birthplace of: Ernest King - Navy admiral, Theodore Roy Golubic - Artist, Toni Morrison - (born 1931), black author, Nobel Prize for Literature, Beloved, Alex Daniels - Football player, Bruce Weigl - Poet, Charles J. Berry - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Don Novello - Comedian, Mary Lawrence (actor) - Actor Television and film actress, Paul Kromer - Football player, Ray Lawrence (record producer) - Record producer.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Lorain: Charles Joseph Berry, George Croghan Reid.

Main business address for: LNB BANCORP INC (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).

Hospitals in Lorain:

  • COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTN HOSP OF ST JOS (3700 KOLBE ROAD)
  • ECHOING LAKE / ROWLAND HOME (3295 LEAVITT ROAD)
  • MEISTER ROAD HOME (4609 MEISTER ROAD)
  • MERCY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 3700 KOLBE ROAD)
  • SURGERY CENTER LORAIN (4804 LEAVITT ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Lorain:

  • DAVITA - AMHERST DIALYSIS (3200 COOPER FOSTER PARK RD. W.)

Nursing Homes in Lorain:

  • ANCHOR LODGE NURSING HOME INC (3756 W ERIE AVE)
  • AUTUMN AEGIS NURSING HOME (1130 TOWER BLVD)
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS SNF (3700 KOLBE RD)
  • LAKE POINTE HEALTH CARE (3364 KOLBE RD)
  • LORAIN MANOR NURSING HOME (1882 E 32 ST)
  • OAK HILLS NURSING CENTER (3650 BEAVERCREST DRIVE)
  • OHIO EXTENDED CARE CENTER (3364 KOLBE RD)

Amtrak station near Lorain:

  • 7 miles: ELYRIA (410 E. RIVER RD.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Lorain:

  • Northern Institute of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 35; Location: 669 Broadway; Private, for-profit; Website: www.nicosmetology.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lorain:

  • Lorain County Community College (about 6 miles; Elyria, OH; Full-time enrollment: 7,690)
  • Oberlin College (about 11 miles; Oberlin, OH; FT enrollment: 2,795)
  • Baldwin Wallace University (about 18 miles; Berea, OH; FT enrollment: 3,699)
  • Cleveland State University (about 26 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 14,161)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 27 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 20,271)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 30 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 7,034)
  • John Carroll University (about 34 miles; University Heights, OH; FT enrollment: 3,546)

Biggest public high schools in Lorain:

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lorain:

Private elementary/middle school in Lorain:

  • ST PETER SCHOOL (Students: 447; Location: 3601 OBERLIN AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Lorain, map of school districts: CLEARVIEW LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, LORAIN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Lorain:

  • LORAIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $9,849,375; Location: 351 W. SIXTH ST.; 665,492 books; 15,978 e-books; 69,680 audio materials; 97,391 video materials; 13 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 86 other licensed databases; 1,384 print serial subscriptions; 469 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Fishing Charters are available at Spitzers Marina
  • lorain catholic high closed at the end of the 2003-2004 school year
  • NOTABLE LOCATIONS IN LORAIN: HarborWalk housing development on the Black River. 440-288-8611
  • lorain catholic high closed at the end of the 2003-2004 school year
  • Helen Steiner Rice (author/poet) was born in Lorain, Ohio on May 19, 1900.
  • helen steiner rice was not listed as a famous person born in lorain.

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Notable locations in Lorain: Spitzers Marina (A), Pearl Avenue Industrial Park (B), Hot Waters Marina (C), Lorain Yacht Club (D), Emerald Valley Golf Course (E), West Park Industrial Park (F), Copper Kettle Marina (G), Beaver Park Marina (H), Lorain Industrial Park (I), Coppers Kettle Marina (J), Beaver Creek Boat Club (K), Lorain Country Club (L), Lifecare Ambulance Service Station 2 (M), Lorain Public Library (N), Palace Civic Center (O), Lorain Fire Department Station 3 (P), Lorain Fire Department Station 4 (Q), Lorain Fire Department Station 7 (R), Nativity Manor (S), Lorain City Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Oakwood Shopping Center (1), Lorain Plaza Shopping Center (2), Westgate Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Lorain: LNB BANCORP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Lorain include: Saint Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church (A), Christ United Methodist Church (B), New Morning Star Primitive Baptist Church (C), Northminster Presbyterian Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Foursquare Gospel Church (F), Zion Lutheran Church (G), Lord of Life Lutheran Church (H), Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Calvary Park (1), Elmwood Cemetery (2), Claus Family Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Martin Run (A), Black River (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lorain include: Century Park (1), Central Park (2), Bartish Park (3), Hoy-Lo-Mae Park (4), Kennedy Park (5), Kneirim Park (6), Columbus Park (7), Elmwood Park (8), Sunny Acres Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Black River Historical Society (Museums; 309 West 5th Street) (1), Futuretronics Pinball (Amusement & Theme Parks; 20555 North Ridge Road) (2), Dreams Bingo (4519 Ashland Avenue SuiteB) (3), Footprint Tours Inc (Tours & Charters; 209 West 6th Street Suite 12) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Erieview Motel (2800 West Erie Avenue) (1), Holiday Inn Elyria-Lorain (1825 Lorain Boulevard) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Federal Bureau Of Investigation (2173 North Ridge Road East) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Lorain County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 81.3. This is about average.

City:

81.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.16. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.16
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 33.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.49. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.49
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lorain and their reported violations in the past:

ELYRIA WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 68,000, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In DEC-2011. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2011), St Public Notif received (JAN-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In FEB-2012. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012), St Public Notif requested (APR-06-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-06-2012)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 27.8%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lorain in 2010:

  • 423 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 81 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 76 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 61 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 10 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Lorain in 2000:

  • 499 people in nursing homes
  • 139 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 17 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 11 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 5 people in other group homes

Lorain, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Lorain compared to Ohio state average:

  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with most branches in Lorain (2011 data):

  • The Lorain National Bank: at 457 Broadway, Drive-In Branch, Pearl Avenue Branch, Oberlin Avenue Branch. Info updated 2007/06/05: Bank assets: $1,167.9 mil, Deposits: $993.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Lnb Bancorp Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Southview Branch, Midcities Branch, Broadway Branch. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Lorain Super Walmart Branch at 4380 Leavitt Rd, branch established on 2010/10/01; Lorain-Amherst K-Mart Branch at 5350 Leavitt Road, branch established on 1993/10/25. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Lorain: First Federal Savings And Loan Assoc at 3721 Oberlin Avenue, branch established on 1921/01/01; 2233 East 42nd Street Branch at 2233 East 42nd Street, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $488.2 mil, Deposits: $383.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Fifth Third Bank: Lorain-Downtown at 559 Broadway, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • First Place Bank: Sheffield Center Branch at 400 Sheffield Center, branch established on 2009/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $2,754.5 mil, Deposits: $2,219.6 mil, headquarters in Warren, OH, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Tower Boulevard Branch at 4200 Oberlin Ave, branch established on 1968/08/05. Info updated 2010/05/17: Bank assets: $14,420.6 mil, Deposits: $11,497.6 mil, headquarters in Akron, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 213 total offices, Holding Company: Firstmerit Corporation
  • KeyBank National Association: Deerfield Village Lorain Branch at 7400 Oak Point Road, branch established on 2009/09/14. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Buckeye Community Bank: at 105 Sheffield Center, branch established on 1999/10/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $144.3 mil, Deposits: $127.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Buckeye Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Lorain travel time to work - commute Lorain mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Neighborhoods in Lorain:

(Lorain, Ohio Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lorain city (based on Lorain County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.86%
Here: 45.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran Church
Adherents55.9%7.5%7.1%6.2%3.2%
Congregations15.7%11.9%7.2%7.7%5.5%
NameGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents2.8%2.2%1.9%1.5%11.8%
Congregations5.1%3.0%1.7%4.7%37.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 55
Lorain County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 36
Lorain County:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 81
Lorain County:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 156
Here:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lorain County:

29.0%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

11.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$70,323$46,8820$0
Other Government Administration 24$83,145$41,5734$3,044
Judicial and Legal 39$156,687$48,2118$12,438
Police Protection - Officers 97$452,070$55,9260$0
Police - Other 18$59,590$39,72731$20,590
Firefighters 80$464,212$69,6320$0
Fire - Other 1$3,985$47,8200$0
Correction 5$19,127$45,9050$0
Streets and Highways 30$124,197$49,6790$0
Health 14$54,378$46,6100$0
Sewerage 36$160,072$53,3570$0
Parks and Recreation 4$15,613$46,8391$1,494
Housing and Community Development(Local) 13$44,236$40,8333$3,952
Water Supply 76$335,811$53,0230$0
Local Libraries 52$162,346$37,4640$0
Other and Unallocable 12$46,523$46,5232$1,913
Totals for Government 519$2,252,315$52,07749$43,431

Lorain government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $5,226,000 ($82.03)
    Sewerage: $1,349,000 ($21.17)
    Regular Highways: $1,275,000 ($20.01)
    Water Utilities: $784,000 ($12.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000 ($1.10)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $10,351,000 ($162.47)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,486,000 ($117.50)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,870,000 ($92.14)
    Sewerage: $5,753,000 ($90.30)
    Water Utilities: $5,590,000 ($87.74)
    General - Other: $3,369,000 ($52.88)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,567,000 ($40.29)
    Regular Highways: $2,539,000 ($39.85)
    Health - Other: $1,725,000 ($27.08)
    Financial Administration: $1,305,000 ($20.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $962,000 ($15.10)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $620,000 ($9.73)
    Central Staff Services: $563,000 ($8.84)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $252,000 ($3.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($0.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,090,000 ($32.80)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $1,698,000 ($26.65)
    General - Other: $849,000 ($13.33)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,151,000 ($33.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,243,000 ($19.51)
    Local Fire Protection: $709,000 ($11.13)
    Police Protection: $574,000 ($9.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000 ($2.54)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $114,000 ($1.79)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($1.02)
    Financial Administration: $64,000 ($1.00)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $43,000 ($0.67)
    Health - Other: $36,000 ($0.57)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $26,000 ($0.41)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.03)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $35,207,000 ($552.61)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $437,000 ($6.86)

Lorain government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $9,649,000 ($151.45)
    All Other: $1,040,000 ($16.32)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $1,366,000 ($21.44)
    General Revenue, NEC: $382,000 ($6.00)
    Interest Earnings: $322,000 ($5.05)
    Special Assessments: $73,000 ($1.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $8,556,000 ($134.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,129,000 ($96.20)
    General Local Government Support: $5,170,000 ($81.15)
    Highways: $2,121,000 ($33.29)
    All Other: $1,465,000 ($22.99)
    Sewerage: $503,000 ($7.90)
    Health and Hospitals: $503,000 ($7.90)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($0.36)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $18,968,000 ($297.72)
    Property: $4,441,000 ($69.71)
    Other License: $1,176,000 ($18.46)
    Death and Gift: $471,000 ($7.39)
    Motor Vehicle License: $257,000 ($4.03)

Lorain government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,654,000 ($606.72)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $38,508,000 ($604.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,645,000 ($135.69)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,645,000 ($135.69)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,811,000 ($44.12)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,665,000 ($41.83)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $5,495,000 ($86.25)

Lorain government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,128,000 ($33.40)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,771,000 ($310.33)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,707,000 ($42.49)

3.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.92%
Ohio average:

4.72%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($161 average AGI)
Lorain County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cuyahoga County, OH  1.69% ($50,279 average AGI)
from Erie County, OH  0.20% ($40,635)
from Medina County, OH  0.17% ($38,665)


4.29% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,458 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.29%
Ohio average:

5.14%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($190 average AGI)
Lorain County:

0.04%
Ohio average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cuyahoga County, OH  1.42% ($35,089 average AGI)
to Erie County, OH  0.20% ($38,132)
to Medina County, OH  0.18% ($40,165)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lorain:

  • WDLW (1380 AM; 1 kW; LORAIN, OH)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lorain:

  • WCLV (104.9 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RADIO SEAWAY, INC.)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKFM (96.1 FM; HURON, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNZN (89.1 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: THE SPANISH CULTURAL NETWORK)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WBWC (88.3 FM; BEREA, OH; Owner: BALDWIN-WALLACE COLLEGE)
  • WMMS (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCPN (90.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGAR-FM (99.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGGN (97.7 FM; CASTALIA, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lorain:

  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOIO (Channel 19; SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WBNX-TV (Channel 55; AKRON, OH; Owner: WINSTON BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WQHS-TV (Channel 61; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: UNIVISION CLEVELAND LLC)
  • W35AX (Channel 35; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: MEDIA-COM TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WUAB (Channel 43; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RAYCOM NATIONAL, INC.)
  • WVIZ (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WGGN-TV (Channel 52; SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Lorain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 37
Total length: 220 meters (722ft)
Total costs: $6,164,000
Total average daily traffic: 214,072
Total average daily truck traffic: 8,568

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 2
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 5
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 11
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 4
  • 1980-1989: 2
  • 1990-1999: 7
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lorain, OH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Lorain)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lorain, OH)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

172 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lorain)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 65-CA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 31949 , Serial Number: C12261, Year manufactured: 1941
    Registrant (Individual): William H Long, 172 Broadway, Lorain, OH 44052
  • Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 399FP , Serial Number: 120135, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Frank W Pavlovcic, 332 E Marina Pkwy, Lorain, OH 44052
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4679J , Serial Number: 28R-30579, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1968
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Robert M Muska, 4500 Princess Anne Ct, Lorain, OH 44052, Other Owners: Chris W Kovach
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6723H , Serial Number: 19938, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Floyd W Ferner, 1607 Lehigh Ave, Lorain, OH 44052
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6942G , Serial Number: 15072442, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 03/24/1971
    Registrant (Individual): Robert G Bohan, 2943 Grove Ave, Lorain, OH 44055
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 7AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 82790 , Serial Number: 7AC-1437, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): Wm H Long, 172 Broadway, Lorain, OH 44052
  • Aircraft: ALLISON C J COUGAR MODIFIED (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 963Z , Serial Number: CJ1, Year manufactured: 1963
    Registrant (Individual): Carroll James Allison, 3306 Jaeger Rd, Lorain, OH 44052

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED207$93,653166$78,147445$107,64889$24,3453$815,00087$64,2700$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$72,43912$53,35744$90,84611$31,8500$05$61,4161$16,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$80,25042$72,511309$96,018101$23,1971$5,64041$59,1414$23,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN16$89,26225$83,721170$107,30411$37,7880$015$78,6410$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$79,3684$79,53034$110,7242$28,0000$03$33,3330$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 22 tracts in Lorain, OH

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$131,8263$130,3601$116,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$67,8233$117,4671$41,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$130,3751$103,0001$116,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$99,2470$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 404
  • Hazardous Condition: 297
  • Service Call: 32
  • Good Intent Call: 10

Incident types - Lorain

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lorain, OH
Most common first names in Lorain, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John94475.3 years
Mary88379.8 years
Joseph46475.6 years
William46372.6 years
James37070.4 years
Helen36879.4 years
George35075.5 years
Frank34974.8 years
Anna34482.0 years
Robert32169.6 years
Most common last names in Lorain, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21472.8 years
Miller10774.0 years
Jones10672.9 years
Williams9571.0 years
Johnson8372.2 years
Thomas7572.8 years
Brown6071.4 years
Thompson5572.0 years
Jackson5267.3 years
Davis5270.3 years
Businesses in Lorain, OH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1Kohl's1
Applebee's1Little Caesars Pizza2
AutoZone1Long John Silver's1
Baskin-Robbins1Lowe's1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King4McDonald's3
CVS1Payless1
Circle K1Pizza Hut2
Curves1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry2RadioShack1
Dennys1Rite Aid2
Dunkin Donuts1Sears2
Fashion Bug1U-Haul4
FedEx6UPS4
GNC1Walgreens2
H&R Block3Walmart1
Home Depot1Wendy's1
Jones New York1

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  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 least-educated cities (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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