Oberlin, Ohio

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Population in 2013: 8,390 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.4%
 
Males: 3,952  (47.1%)
Females: 4,438  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  23.3 years
Ohio median age:  40.5 years

Zip codes: 44074.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,336 (it was $41,094 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$50,336
OH:

$46,829
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,425 (it was $20,704 in 2000)

Oberlin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $134,599 (it was $120,400 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$134,599
OH:

$127,600
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $164,640; Detached houses: $162,810; Townhouses or other attached units: $134,478; In 2-unit structures: $135,989; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $291,406; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $196,429

Median gross rent in 2012: $731.

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Oberlin races chart
  • White alone - 5,827 (70.3%)
  • Black alone - 1,186 (14.3%)
  • Two or more races - 468 (5.6%)
  • Hispanic - 423 (5.1%)
  • Asian alone - 333 (4.0%)
  • Other race alone - 30 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 18 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oberlin: 95.6 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (15.7%), English (11.8%), Irish (11.0%), United States (4.3%), Italian (3.6%), Polish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1954

Elevation: 801 feet

Land area: 4.38 square miles.

Population density: 1,916 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: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 42.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oberlin city:

  • Never married: 55.1%
  • Now married: 28.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

489 residents are foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.7% Europe, 0.8% Africa).

This city:  5.9%
Ohio:  3.9%



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Oberlin, Ohio as of July 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Oberlin to the number of sex offenders is 553 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,224 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,079 (1.4%)

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:

  • 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

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: +2,414 (+29.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,973 (53.4%)

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
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4233564
per 100,000 48.324.335.935.759.272.448.2
Robberies 9636597
per 100,000 108.672.835.971.459.2108.584.4
Assaults 46149352
per 100,000 48.372.8167.7107.135.560.324.1
Burglaries 35264637304373
per 100,000 422.2315.3550.9440.3355.2518.6880.5
Thefts 130125168164180195194
per 100,000 1568.21515.72012.01951.52130.92351.72339.9
Auto thefts 1272332
per 100,000 12.124.383.823.835.536.224.1
Arson 2002322
per 100,000 24.10.00.023.835.524.124.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.5) 158.9128.2181.5166.3169.0215.2206.2

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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 Oberlin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 23 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.05
Ohio average:

1.99
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.6%
Ohio:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -96 (-1.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Information (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (8%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (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)

Airports 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:

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 2012 was 92.6. This is worse than average.

City:

92.6
U.S.:

74.2

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.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.45. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.45
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.0%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.3% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for other race residents, 4.9% 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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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.

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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oberlin 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 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 ($21.10)
    Sewerage: $43,000 ($5.13)
    Water Utilities: $30,000 ($3.58)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $10,077,000 ($1201.07)
    Police Protection: $2,044,000 ($243.62)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,280,000 ($152.56)
    Water Utilities: $1,272,000 ($151.61)
    Sewerage: $1,051,000 ($125.27)
    Central Staff Services: $723,000 ($86.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $633,000 ($75.45)
    Parks and Recreation: $612,000 ($72.94)
    Financial Administration: $612,000 ($72.94)
    Local Fire Protection: $610,000 ($72.71)
    General - Other: $531,000 ($63.29)
    Regular Highways: $516,000 ($61.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $510,000 ($60.79)
    General Public Buildings: $167,000 ($19.90)
    Health - Other: $103,000 ($12.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $100,000 ($11.92)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $454,000 ($54.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,376,000 ($164.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,389,000 ($642.31)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,427,000 ($170.08)
    Solid Waste Management: $384,000 ($45.77)
    All Other: $217,000 ($25.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($1.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $967,000 ($115.26)
    Fines and Forfeits: $783,000 ($93.33)
    General Revenue, NEC: $238,000 ($28.37)
    Special Assessments: $48,000 ($5.72)
    Sale of Property: $48,000 ($5.72)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $9,896,000 ($1179.50)
    Water Utilities: $1,677,000 ($199.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,169,000 ($139.33)
    Housing and Community Development: $633,000 ($75.45)
    All Other: $225,000 ($26.82)
    Highways: $148,000 ($17.64)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,425,000 ($527.41)
    Property: $1,170,000 ($139.45)
    Other License: $146,000 ($17.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $45,000 ($5.36)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,508,000 ($298.93)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,980,000 ($236.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $528,000 ($62.93)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $220,000 ($26.22)
    End of Fiscal Year: $145,000 ($17.28)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,663,000 ($2462.81)

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.)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Oberlin, Ohio:
  • Fatal accident count: 12
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 19
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 14
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Ohio average:
  • Fatal accident count: 116
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 172
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 125
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 279
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
See more detailed statistics of Oberlin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total average daily traffic: 11,810
Total average daily truck traffic: 403
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 16,390

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

70 (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:

8 (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:

4
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/01/2002, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Douglas B Wilber
    Registrant: Wdlw Radio, Inc.
  • 17B, 4719 St Rt 20 (Lat: 41.263667 Lon: -82.239361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQOP535
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 6345.49 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/08/2011, Expiration Date: 12/08/2021, Certifier: Carl M Petrovsky
    Registrant: Newgig Networks LLC, 4629 Cass St Ste 75, San Diego, CA 92109-2805, Phone: (917) 542-0136, Fax: (360) 368-8717, Email:
  • 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2013, Expiration Date: 04/22/2023, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 2200 N. Greenville Ave #1w, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (972) 234-7003, Fax: (972) 301-6893, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/12/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2009
    Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

17 (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
Businesses in Oberlin, OH
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
CVS1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Walmart1
McDonald's1

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  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
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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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