Oberlin, Ohio

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Population in 2014: 8,251 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.7%
 
Males: 3,844  (46.6%)
Females: 4,407  (53.4%)
Median resident age:  24.2 years
Ohio median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 44074.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,871 (it was $41,094 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$51,871
OH:

$48,081

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,142 (it was $20,704 in 2000)

Oberlin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $133,048 (it was $120,400 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$133,048
OH:

$127,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $735.

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  • Races in Oberlin, OH (2013)

    Oberlin races chart
    • 5,93070.5%White alone
    • 1,19114.2%Black alone
    • 7098.4%Two or more races
    • 3444.1%Hispanic
    • 2523.0%Asian alone
    • 100.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 90.1%Other race alone
    • 10.01%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Oberlin: 94.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (14.1%), English (11.6%), Irish (9.8%), United States (6.1%), Italian (3.6%), Polish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1954

Elevation: 801 feet

Land area: 4.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,884 people per square mile   (low).

Oberlin,OH real estate house value index trend

Oberlin, Ohio map

For population 25 years and over in Oberlin:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 40.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oberlin city:

  • Never married: 57.3%
  • Now married: 26.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 8.6%

537 residents are foreign born (2.4% Asia, 1.5% Europe, 1.2% Africa).

This city:

6.4%
Ohio:

4.1%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Oberlin, Ohio as of May 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Oberlin to the number of sex offenders is 830 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,178 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,953 (1.5%)

Oberlin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Elyria, OH (8.4 miles , pop. 55,953).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cleveland, OH (31.4 miles , pop. 478,403).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (285.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kipton, OH (2.2 miles ), South Amherst, OH (2.2 miles ), Lagrange, OH (2.5 miles ), Pheasant Run, OH (2.5 miles ), Amherst, OH (2.8 miles ), Elyria, OH (2.9 miles ), Wellington, OH (2.9 miles ), Grafton, OH (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $146,400
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $121,600
  • 2003: 14 buildings, average cost: $169,900
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $201,300
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $232,100
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $455,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $415,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $270,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $189,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.29 N, Longitude: 82.22 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,685 (+31.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,442 (61.3%)

Area code: 440

Oberlin household income distribution Oberlin home values distribution

Crime rates in Oberlin by Year
Type 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 423356447
per 100,000 48.324.335.935.759.272.448.248.283.4
Robberies 963659742
per 100,000 108.672.835.971.459.2108.584.448.223.8
Assaults 4614935243
per 100,000 48.372.8167.7107.135.560.324.148.235.8
Burglaries 352646373043734834
per 100,000 422.2315.3550.9440.3355.2518.6880.5578.0405.3
Thefts 130125168164180195194142145
per 100,000 1,568.21,515.72,012.01,951.52,130.92,351.72,339.91,709.81,728.5
Auto thefts 127233223
per 100,000 12.124.383.823.835.536.224.124.135.8
Arson 200232201
per 100,000 24.10.00.023.835.524.124.10.011.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 273.2) 158.2127.6180.6165.5168.2214.2205.3157.5164.9

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Crime rate in Oberlin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 23 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.03
Ohio average:

2.17
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -96 (-1.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Educational services (41%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Oberlin, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oberlin-area historical tornado activity is near Ohio state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Oberlin 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 29.6 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 379 people.

Earthquake activity:

Oberlin-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 95.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from Oberlin 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 232.2 miles away from the city 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 86.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 124.0 miles away from Oberlin center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 359.1 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).
Oberlin topographic map

Birthplace of: David Lewis (philosopher) - Philosopher, David Grimm (playwright) - Dramatists and playwright, Frederick Bushnell "Jack" Ryder - Football player, Jesse Csincsak - Snowboarder, Joe Szwaja - Anti-war activist, Linda Eastman - Librarian, Matt Wilhelm - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Feb 2, 1981), Cliff Stoudt - Football player, Dan Ramos - Politician, Karen L. Henderson - Federal judge.

Hospitals and medical centers in Oberlin:

  • ECHOING LAKE / NORD HOME (45880 BUTTERNUT RIDGE ROAD)
  • ECHOING LAKE / STARBUCK HOME (45870 BUTTERNUT RIDGE ROAD)
  • MERCY ALLEN HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 200 WEST LORAIN STREET)
  • WEEBLES HOME (48199 STATE ROUTE 20)
  • SENIOR INDEPENDENCE (600 KENDAL DRIVE)
  • KENDAL AT OBERLIN (600 KENDAL DRIVE)
  • TRESSIES NURSING HOME (277 N PROFESSOR ST)
  • WELCOME NURSING HOME (417 SOUTH MAIN STREET)
  • WILL O LEE NURSING HOME NO 2 (345 N PROFESSOR ST)
  • WILL-O-LEE NH ONE (RT 58 N BX 149)

Heliports located in Oberlin:

Amtrak station near Oberlin:

  • 9 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.

Colleges/Universities in Oberlin:

  • Oberlin College (Full-time enrollment: 2,795; Location: 70 N Professor St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.oberlin.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Lorain County Joint Vocational School District (FT enrollment: 128; Location: 15181 St Rte 58 S; Public; Website: www.lcjvs.com/adult/)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Oberlin:

  • Lorain County Community College (about 12 miles; Elyria, OH; Full-time enrollment: 7,690)
  • Baldwin Wallace University (about 20 miles; Berea, OH; FT enrollment: 3,699)
  • Ashland University (about 31 miles; Ashland, OH; FT enrollment: 5,151)
  • Cuyahoga Community College District (about 32 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 20,271)
  • Cleveland State University (about 32 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 14,161)
  • Case Western Reserve University (about 35 miles; Cleveland, OH; FT enrollment: 7,034)
  • The College of Wooster (about 37 miles; Wooster, OH; FT enrollment: 2,112)

Public high schools in Oberlin:

  • FIRELANDS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 688, Location: 10643 VERMILION RD, Grades: 9-12)
  • OBERLIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 379, Location: 281 N PLEASANT ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • WILLIAM R BURTON (Location: 15181 STATE ROUTE 58, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Oberlin:

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Library in Oberlin:

  • OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,131,955; Location: 65 S. MAIN ST.; 121,687 books; 7,583 audio materials; 10,642 video materials; 15 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 250 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Oberlin: Oberlin Country Club (A), Green Acres Childrens Home (B), Oberlin City Hall (C), Hall Auditorium (D), Carnegie Library (E), Oberlin Fire Department (F), Jones Field House (G), Allen Art Building (H), Warner Gymnasium (I), Warner Center (J), Rice Memorial Hall (K), Apollo Theater (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oberlin include: Sacred Heart Church (A), Christ Episcopal Church (B), James Bryant Chapel (C), Grace Lutheran Church (D), First Methodist Episcopal Church (E), First Baptist Church (F), Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (G), Christ Temple Church (H), Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Westwood Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Oberlin Reservoir - 011 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Oberlin: Tappan Square (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Bridge (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 82 South Main Street).

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 2013 was 64.2. This is about average.

City:

64.2
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.45. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.45
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 12.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.11. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.11
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 32.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.3% for other race residents, 5.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Ohio:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.6%
Whole state:  65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  6.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Oberlin in 2010:

  • 2,198 people in college/university student housing
  • 98 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Oberlin in 2000:

  • 1,849 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 147 people in nursing homes
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Oberlin, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Oberlin (2011 data):

  • The Lorain National Bank: Kendal Branch at 600 Kendal Avenue, branch established on 1993/11/08; Oberlin Branch at 40 East College Street, branch established on 1968/12/27. Info updated 2007/06/05: Bank assets: $1,167.9 mil, Deposits: $993.8 mil, headquarters in Lorain, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Lnb Bancorp Inc.
  • Firstmerit Bank, National Association: Oberlin Branch at 5 South Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01; Oberlin Drive Up Branch at 56 S Pleasent St, branch established on 2011/06/30. 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Oberlin/Walmart Branch at 46440 Us 20, branch established on 2006/10/09. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Ohio average:

10.9

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

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic73,44327
Evangelical Protestant34,366161
Mainline Protestant20,22168
Black Protestant2,32113
Other1,61015
Orthodox7917
None168,604-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oberlin:

50.2%
Ohio:

49.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Oberlin:

49.2%
Ohio:

46.4%

Average BMI:
Oberlin:

28.0
Ohio:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Oberlin:

18.7%
Ohio:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.1%
Ohio:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Ohio:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

31.3%
Ohio:

34.2%

General health condition:
Oberlin:

57.9%
Ohio:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Oberlin:

80.9%
State:

78.7%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oberlin, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$31,855$63,7100$0
Other Government Administration 3$21,257$85,02810$7,917
Judicial and Legal 15$34,490$27,59211$27,783
Police Protection - Officers 17$91,885$64,8601$1,769
Police - Other 6$24,257$48,5148$9,068
Firefighters 5$30,031$72,07422$12,475
Fire - Other 0$0 1$2,338
Streets and Highways 8$39,682$59,5230$0
Solid Waste Management 7$26,867$46,0580$0
Sewerage 6$28,031$56,0620$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,091$54,54615$6,776
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$20,048$60,1440$0
Water Supply 9$42,812$57,0832$1,452
Electric Power 17$95,939$67,7220$0
Other and Unallocable 7$32,794$56,2183$2,493
Totals for Government 112$529,039$56,68373$72,071

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

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $177,000 ($21.45)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($5.21)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($3.64)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,077,000 ($1221.31)
    Police Protection: $2,044,000 ($247.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,280,000 ($155.13)
    Water Utilities: $1,272,000 ($154.16)
    Sewerage: $1,051,000 ($127.38)
    Central Staff Services: $723,000 ($87.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $633,000 ($76.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $612,000 ($74.17)
    Financial Administration: $612,000 ($74.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $610,000 ($73.93)
    General - Other: $531,000 ($64.36)
    Regular Highways: $516,000 ($62.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $510,000 ($61.81)
    General Public Buildings: $167,000 ($20.24)
    Health - Other: $103,000 ($12.48)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($12.12)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $454,000 ($55.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,376,000 ($166.77)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,389,000 ($653.13)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,427,000 ($172.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $384,000 ($46.54)
    All Other: $217,000 ($26.30)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($1.33)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $967,000 ($117.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $783,000 ($94.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $238,000 ($28.84)
    Special Assessments: $48,000 ($5.82)
    Sale of Property: $48,000 ($5.82)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,896,000 ($1199.37)
    Water Utilities: $1,677,000 ($203.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,169,000 ($141.68)
    Housing and Community Development: $633,000 ($76.72)
    All Other: $225,000 ($27.27)
    Highways: $148,000 ($17.94)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,425,000 ($536.30)
    Property: $1,170,000 ($141.80)
    Other License: $146,000 ($17.69)
    Motor Vehicle License: $45,000 ($5.45)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,508,000 ($303.96)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,980,000 ($239.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $528,000 ($63.99)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $220,000 ($26.66)
    End of Fiscal Year: $145,000 ($17.57)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,663,000 ($2504.30)

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 Oberlin:

  • WOBL (1320 AM; 1 kW; OBERLIN, OH; Owner: WOBL RADIO, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJTB (1040 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH; Owner: TAYLOR BROADCASTING CO)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWMK (1260 AM; 10 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEOL (930 AM; 1 kW; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHLO (640 AM; 5 kW; AKRON, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WERE (1300 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, OH)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oberlin:

  • WOBC-FM (91.5 FM; OBERLIN, OH; Owner: OBERLIN COLLEGE STUDENT NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNWV (107.3 FM; ELYRIA, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCLV (104.9 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: RADIO SEAWAY, INC.)
  • WNZN (89.1 FM; LORAIN, OH; Owner: THE SPANISH CULTURAL NETWORK)
  • WQAL (104.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMJI (105.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNCX (98.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OF CLEVELAND INC.)
  • WMVX (106.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKFM (96.1 FM; HURON, OH; Owner: ELYRIA-LORAIN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDOK (102.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WKSU-FM (89.7 FM; KENT, OH; Owner: KENT STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WQMX (94.9 FM; MEDINA, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC)
  • WZIP (88.1 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON)
  • WGGN (97.7 FM; CASTALIA, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WCRF-FM (103.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WONE-FM (97.5 FM; AKRON, OH; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WMMS (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WZAK (93.1 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WCPN (90.3 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: IDEASTREAM)
  • WGAR-FM (99.5 FM; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Oberlin:

  • WEWS-TV (Channel 5; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKYC-TV (Channel 3; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WKYC-TV, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WJW (Channel 8; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: WJW LICENSE, INC.)
  • WRAP-CA (Channel 32; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEAO (Channel 49; AKRON, OH; Owner: NORTHEASTERN EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WVPX (Channel 23; AKRON, OH; Owner: PAXSON AKRON LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGGN-TV (Channel 52; SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
Oberlin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Oberlin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 10m33ftTotal length
  • 13,550Total average daily traffic
  • 508Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11900-1909
  • 51930-1939
  • 11990-1999
  • 32010-2015
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Oberlin, OH

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • WDLW STL TX, 45624 Us Route 20 (Lat: 41.268056 Lon: -82.211111), Type: Nntann, Structure height: 45 m, Call Sign: WPWE979, Licensee ID: L00480713
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.375 MHzGrant Date: 11/01/2002, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Douglas B WilberRegistrant: Wdlw Radio, Inc.
  • BAIRD RD, 13611 Baird Rd (Lat: 41.291028 Lon: -82.314167), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 89 m, Overall height: 90.8 m, Call Sign: WQRD425
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • BUTTERNUT RI, 46268 Butternut Ridge Road (Lat: 41.311944 Lon: -82.225667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 56.4 m, Call Sign: WQRD426
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHzGrant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: John E MondayRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, Email:
  • CL33XC051, 45635 U.S. Route 20 (Lat: 41.265500 Lon: -82.212000), Type: Mast, Structure height: 76.8 m, Overall height: 78.3 m, Call Sign: WQRW861
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/07/2013, Expiration Date: 08/07/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • OBERLIN FIRE DEPT, 430 S Main Street (Lat: 41.280056 Lon: -82.218222), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WQWJ702
    Assigned Frequencies: 10975.0 MHzGrant Date: 09/16/2015, Expiration Date: 09/16/2025, Certifier: Tracy A SlagleRegistrant: Vasu Communications, Inc, Avon, OH 44011-0236, Phone: (440) 934-5268, Fax: (440) 934-4679, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • .2 Mile W Of Sr-58 .15 Mile S Of Us-20 (Lat: 41.262806 Lon: -82.223472), Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: KNKM831
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.187 MHzGrant Date: 04/12/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009Registrant: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 11921 Rockville Pike, 3rd Floor, Rockville, MD 20852, Phone: (301) 255-0553, Fax: (301) 230-2891

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oberlin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oberlin)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$104,96312$129,73429$141,6362$38,4103$181,593
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$118,5003$190,4301$7,9601$410,300
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$74,0902$181,28011$162,9701$46,1900$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$97,5301$144,9505$150,5620$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$127,6900$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0601.00 , 0602.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$197,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0601.00 , 0602.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 147
  • Hazardous Condition: 71
  • Service Call: 26
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Oberlin

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oberlin, OH
Most common first names in Oberlin, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John9176.3 years
Mary8481.7 years
William7979.4 years
Robert6975.2 years
Charles6376.8 years
James5670.8 years
Helen5082.4 years
George4676.6 years
Ruth4382.0 years
Margaret4181.5 years
Most common last names in Oberlin, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6178.6 years
Jones3779.1 years
Johnson3179.0 years
Brown2576.1 years
Scott1779.7 years
Moore1776.2 years
Davis1680.6 years
Miller1577.5 years
Lewis1580.1 years
Walker1578.2 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Oberlin, OH
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
CVS1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1

Oberlin compared to Ohio state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Oberlin on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Wholesale electronic markets and agents and brokers (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people walking to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Educational services (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people having Doctorate degrees (population 500+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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