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Lake County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 229,230 (93% urban, 7% rural); it was 227,511 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 50,683
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 20,652
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 69,502
Renter-occupied apartments: 22,821 (it was 20,198 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 228 sq. mi.

Water area: 750.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 1004 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lake County: 95.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.3%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (17.3%), Educational, health and social services (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 24%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lake County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (90.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (3.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 111,747  (48.7%)
Females: 117,483  (51.3%)
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Lake County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lake County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $60,810 ($48,763 in 1999)

This county:

$60,810
Ohio:

$51,075

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $722 (lower quartile is $596, upper quartile is $890)
This county:

$722
State:

$596


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $150,900 (it was $125,400 in 2000)
Lake:

$150,900
Ohio:

$136,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $108,500 - $217,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $188,266
Here:

$188,266
State:

$173,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $134,605
Here:

$134,605
State:

$154,387

In 2-unit structures: $120,943
Here:

$120,943
State:

$129,444

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $109,217
Here:

$109,217
State:

$121,212

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $150,421
Here:

$150,421
State:

$160,749

Mobile homes: $24,770
Here:

$24,770
State:

$50,037
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,248
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $495

Institutionalized population: 1,870

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 10
  • Burglaries: 99
  • Thefts: 526
  • Auto thefts: 43

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 10
  • Assaults: 11
  • Burglaries: 127
  • Thefts: 490
  • Auto thefts: 47
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 674 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2001: 773 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2002: 711 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2003: 844 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2004: 901 buildings, average cost: $197,900
  • 2005: 817 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 2006: 810 buildings, average cost: $205,500
  • 2007: 514 buildings, average cost: $227,500
  • 2008: 325 buildings, average cost: $223,100
  • 2009: 255 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2010: 269 buildings, average cost: $222,200
  • 2011: 222 buildings, average cost: $251,100
  • 2012: 280 buildings, average cost: $243,500
  • 2013: 308 buildings, average cost: $234,500
  • 2014: 320 buildings, average cost: $243,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,687 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $2,548 (1.8%)

Lake County household income distribution in 2009 Lake County home values distribution Lake County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.7%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.6% for Black residents, 16.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.0% for American Indian residents, 13.4% for other race residents, 14.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 7.7%
Lake County:

7.7%
Ohio:

14.8%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.1% for Black residents, 15.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.4% for American Indian residents, 14.1% for other race residents, 14.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 40 years old)

Area name: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $566 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $682 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $874 a month.

Cities in this county include: Mentor, Willoughby, Eastlake, Painesville, Willowick, Wickliffe, Willoughby Hills, North Madison, Mentor-on-the-Lake, Kirtland.

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Zip CodeCityTestsMax concentrationMin concentrationArithmetic meanGeometric meanStandard deviationCoefficient of variationMean concentrationFirst quartileThird quartile
44045Grand River10.20.20.20.2  0.200.881.23
44057Madison8037.80.14.371.697.82178.791.700.803.00
44060Mentor50755.603.341.745.47163.731.800.903.23
44061Mentor23.10.51.81.241.84102.141.800.701.80
44077Painesville439139.304.342.128.42194.132.101.104.23
44081Perry5822.60.14.162.514.61110.772.551.205.45
44092Wickliffe656.401.491.021.493.621.000.531.95
44094Willoughby30231.90.12.71.363.91144.771.400.603.00
44095Eastlake856.901.360.881.46106.951.000.401.70

All concentrations are in units of pico-Curies of radiation per liter of air ( pCi/l ).

2012 air pollution in Lake County:

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.9 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Reservoir: Pymatuning Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Adair County, Iowa , Cache County, Utah , Sweetwater County, Wyoming , DuPage County, Illinois , Erie County , Forest County, Pennsylvania .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,082
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 86.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,746 (55% naturalized citizens)

Lake County:

4.3%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 2,691
  • 1990 to 1994: 994
  • 1985 to 1989: 583
  • 1980 to 1984: 350
  • 1975 to 1979: 529
  • 1970 to 1974: 681
  • 1970 to 1974: 881
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,037
Note: State values scaled to Lake County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 62.4%

Lake County marital status for males Lake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 68,094
  • One, attached: 5,849
  • Two: 1,573
  • 3 or 4: 2,194
  • 5 to 9: 3,875
  • 10 to 19: 3,575
  • 20 or more: 5,989
  • Mobile homes: 2,329
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 45,406 (5,598 second mortgage, 9,063 home equity loan, 323 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 17,908

Here:

71.7% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic80,86916
Evangelical Protestant15,59888
Mainline Protestant14,75740
Other1,71516
Black Protestant5526
Orthodox2161
None116,334-
Lake County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Lake County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 30
This county:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 72
Lake County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 172
This county:

7.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

10.7%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

28.4%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Lake County:

Average size of farms: 59 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $217,695
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $7959.17
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 96.23%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $158,729
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.52%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $65,035
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.78%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.80
Corn for grain: 415 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 122 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 179 harvested acres
Vegetables: 268 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 449 acres

Tornado activity:

Lake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 24235969.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 17 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/31/1985, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 15 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lake County-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 49.0 miles away from Lake County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 9.7 miles away from the county 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 31.1 miles away from the county 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 278.9 miles away from the county 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 10.8 miles away from Lake County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 178.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Ohio Snow, Incident Period: March 07, 2008 to March 09, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3286: April 24, 2008, FEMA Id: 3286, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Ohio Severe Storms, Straight Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2006 to August 04, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1656: August 01, 2006, FEMA Id: 1656, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Ohio Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3250: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3250, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Ohio Power Outage, Incident Period: August 14, 2003 to August 17, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3187: September 23, 2003, FEMA Id: 3187, Natural disaster type: Power Outage
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 23, 1989 to June 26, 1989, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-831: June 10, 1989, FEMA Id: 831, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Blizzards and Snowstorms, Incident Period: January 26, 1978, Emergency Declared EM-3055: January 26, 1978, FEMA Id: 3055, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Blizzard
  • Ohio Winds, Tornadoes, Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: September 11, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-480: September 11, 1975, FEMA Id: 480, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood, Wind, Heavy Rain
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-377: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 377, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 24, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-362: November 24, 1972, FEMA Id: 362, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Tropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: July 19, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-345: July 19, 1972, FEMA Id: 345, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lake County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (17%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (16%)
  • Italy (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • India (5%)
  • Germany (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lake County (%):

  • German (18%)
  • Italian (15%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • English (8%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Slovene (5%)

Lake County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 102,111 (87%)
  • Carpooled: 8,999 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,031 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 2 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 16 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 9 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 26 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,517 (1%)
  • Other means: 438 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,566 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Lake County, Ohio in 2000:

  • 1,540 people in nursing homes
  • 380 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 319 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 305 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 115 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 69 people in other group homes
  • 40 people in religious group quarters
  • 35 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 29 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 24 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 8 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.

People in group quarters in Lake County, Ohio in 2010:

  • 1,566 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 468 people in college/university student housing
  • 295 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 163 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 96 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 83 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 53 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 24 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,953.

4.10% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,750 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.10%
Ohio average:

4.72%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($721 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.03%

3.07% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($28,094 average AGI)
1.00% relocated from other states ($10,934 average AGI)
Lake County:

1.00%
Ohio average:

1.60%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cuyahoga County, OH  1.73% ($38,243 average AGI)
from Ashtabula County, OH  0.36% ($31,252)
from Geauga County, OH  0.35% ($37,920)
from Summit County, OH  0.12% ($40,512)
from Portage County, OH  0.08% ($35,735)
from Lorain County, OH  0.06% ($40,733)
from Franklin County, OH  0.05% ($36,944)


4.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.32%
Ohio average:

5.14%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Lake County:

0.03%
Ohio average:

0.04%

2.83% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($24,120 average AGI)
1.46% relocated to other states ($15,590 average AGI)
Lake County:

1.46%
Ohio average:

2.02%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cuyahoga County, OH  1.45% ($35,321 average AGI)
to Geauga County, OH  0.33% ($43,552)
to Ashtabula County, OH  0.32% ($34,107)
to Franklin County, OH  0.16% ($29,194)
to Summit County, OH  0.13% ($45,977)
to Portage County, OH  0.08% ($40,704)
to Lorain County, OH  0.05% ($43,735)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Lake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Lake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lake County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lake County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lake County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 39,279 (34,550 aged, 4,729 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,702 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Lake County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,078)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2,522)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,560)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,556)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1,407)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,348)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,200)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (985)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (690)
  • Congestive heart failure (667)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,943
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 137
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,451

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,060
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 911
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 100

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.6. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 126.1. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 58.1
  • Suffocation - 26.6
  • Poisoning - 23.5
  • Other - 17.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 227,255
  • In family households: 189,340 (45,006 male householders, 17,378 female householders)
    47,573 spouses, 65,427 children (61,299 natural, 1,215 adopted, 2,913 stepchildren), 3,592 grandchildren, 1,591 brothers or sisters, 1,818 parents, 1,588 other relatives, 4,251 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 37,915 (14,407 male householders (11,449 living alone)), 17,365 female householders (15,219 living alone)), 6,143 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,786 (1,870 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 28,715 2-persons, 14,349 3-persons, 11,779 4-persons, 4,970 5-persons, 1,729 6-persons, 842 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 26,668 1-person, 4,411 2-persons, 474 3-persons, 148 4-persons, 47 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

41,217 married couples with children.
10,208 single-parent households (2,481 men, 7,727 women).

93.3% of residents of Lake County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 26% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $987,017,000 ($4,253 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $33,510,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $534,280,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $261,087,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $906,000
Federal grants: $118,802,000
Federal procurement contracts: $40,041,000 ($25,982,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $31,901,000 ($54,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,489,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $130,707,000
Federal Government insurance: $105,091,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 13,512
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 11,174
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,293
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,645
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 27.49 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 106
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,079
  • 2000 to 2009: 8,676
  • 1990 to 1999: 12,712
  • 1980 to 1989: 10,412
  • 1970 to 1979: 17,274
  • 1960 to 1969: 16,713
  • 1950 to 1959: 21,063
  • 1940 to 1949: 5,779
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,240
Note: State values scaled to Lake population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 142
  • 3 rooms: 831
  • 4 rooms: 3,649
  • 5 rooms: 12,819
  • 6 rooms: 18,090
  • 7 rooms: 14,492
  • 8 rooms: 10,690
  • 9+ rooms: 8,776
  • 1 room: 462
  • 2 rooms: 1,158
  • 3 rooms: 3,646
  • 4 rooms: 6,191
  • 5 rooms: 4,727
  • 6 rooms: 2,359
  • 7 rooms: 863
  • 8 rooms: 445
  • 9+ rooms: 347
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 888
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,092
  • 3 bedrooms: 39,317
  • 4 bedrooms: 16,777
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,403
  • no bedroom: 636
  • 1 bedroom: 5,336
  • 2 bedrooms: 9,253
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,130
  • 4 bedrooms: 699
  • 5+ bedrooms: 144
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lake County population
  • no vehicle: 1,977
  • 1 vehicle: 18,181
  • 2 vehicles: 32,964
  • 3 vehicles: 11,867
  • 4 vehicles: 3,368
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,145
  • no vehicle: 2,323
  • 1 vehicle: 10,483
  • 2 vehicles: 5,953
  • 3 vehicles: 1,072
  • 4 vehicles: 295
  • 5+ vehicles: 72

63% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Ohio.

Lake County:

63.2%
State average:

58.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 173,722
  • Northeast: 19,486
  • Midwest: 6,894
  • South: 13,677
  • West: 2,882

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $121,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.5%)
  • Electricity (7.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (72.0%)
  • Electricity (21.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.2%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,289
Here:

16.6%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,603
Here:

12.3%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,602
Here:

19.6%
Ohio:

23.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Lake County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,192,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,695,000
    General - Other: $714,000
    Water Utilities: $670,000
    Health - Other: $405,000
    Correctional Institutions: $134,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $60,040,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $19,648,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,428,000
    Police Protection: $16,675,000
    General - Other: $13,647,000
    Sewerage: $9,322,000
    Water Utilities: $7,904,000
    Solid Waste Management: $7,839,000
    Regular Highways: $5,728,000
    Financial Administration: $3,633,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,375,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,528,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,213,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,069,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $531,000
    Housing and Community Development: $460,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $226,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,889,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Regular Highways: $1,387,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $7,988,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $1,710,000
    Sewerage: $1,111,000
    Water Utilities: $802,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $538,000
    General - Other: $512,000
    Financial Administration: $218,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Solid Waste Management: $204,000
    Health - Other: $90,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $65,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000
    Corrections - Other: $10,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,000
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $89,597,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,745,000

Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,310,000
    All Other: $10,739,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,984,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,403,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,462,000
    Sewerage: $109,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,064,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,708,000
    Special Assessments: $945,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $191,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $19,579,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $34,284,000
    Public Welfare: $12,472,000
    All Other: $9,368,000
    Highways: $5,930,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,301,000
    Water Utilities: $829,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,721,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,245,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $5,930,000
    Other License: $5,675,000
    Other Selective Sales: $822,000

Lake County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $149,493,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $142,394,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,250,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,070,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,700,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,099,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,520,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $16,843,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $1,973,000

Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,029,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $108,595,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $144,147,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,024
  • Number of aged recipients: 99
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,925
  • Number of recipients under 18: 380
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,418
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 226
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 565
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 921
Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lake County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 64 full 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 ORIGINATED1,029$128,562954$147,9154,070$148,991188$51,1656$1,229,667156$93,63514$59,286
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED37$126,78466$131,364400$140,73050$32,6400$025$68,56010$62,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED119$135,706122$142,0411,674$155,292261$31,6251$180,00093$107,91418$36,667
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN95$119,76897$145,567763$161,32043$57,7670$039$101,7442$33,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$142,21424$184,167259$166,21614$53,2860$09$122,6671$89,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 57 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED157$155,19795$189,5890$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED33$160,84835$177,6864$103,250
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$152,67930$192,2002$68,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$191,50018$231,7220$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$149,2507$238,1431$105,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lake County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,99473.8 years
Mary1,82580.4 years
William1,30174.3 years
Robert1,15770.3 years
Joseph1,11374.9 years
James1,00770.3 years
Helen1,00580.4 years
Frank87476.4 years
Charles84774.2 years
George80574.7 years
Most common last names in Lake County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith46576.3 years
Miller29275.5 years
Johnson20876.9 years
Brown20375.5 years
Jones19075.5 years
Davis16674.6 years
Anderson15975.7 years
Williams15272.9 years
Martin13674.5 years
Thomas12475.7 years
Businesses in Lake County, OH
NameCountNameCount
ALDI3Little Caesars Pizza3
AT&T6Long John Silver's2
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lowe's2
Ace Hardware1Macy's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott2
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets20
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's8Mazda2
Audi1McDonald's15
AutoZone5Men's Wearhouse1
Avenue1Motel 61
BMW1Motherhood Maternity2
Bakers Square2New Balance1
Bally Total Fitness1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike6
Baskin-Robbins4Nissan1
Bath & Body Works1OfficeMax3
Baymont Inn1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Best Western1Outback1
Blockbuster3Outback Steakhouse1
Budget Car Rental1Pac Sun1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panera Bread2
Burger King8Papa John's Pizza3
CVS7Payless4
Casual Male XL1Penske4
Catherines1PetSmart2
Charlotte Russe1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut6
Chick-Fil-A3Plato's Closet1
Chipotle3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quality1
Circle K3Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery2RadioShack5
Comfort Inn1Ramada1
Cracker Barrel1Red Lobster1
Curves4Red Robin1
Dairy Queen7Red Roof Inn1
Days Inn1Rite Aid5
Deb1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry1Rue211
Dennys2Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza3Sears7
Dunkin Donuts5Shoe Carnival1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear2Sprint Nextel2
Fashion Bug2Staples1
FedEx22Starbucks4
Finish Line1Steak 'n Shake2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Studio 61
Foot Locker1Subaru2
GNC7Subway17
GameStop5Super 81
Goodwill2T-Mobile11
Gymboree1T.G.I. Driday's1
H&R Block8T.J.Maxx2
Hardee's1Taco Bell6
Hilton1Target2
Holiday Inn1The Limited1
Hollister Co.1The Room Place1
Home Depot1Toyota1
HomeTown Buffet1Toys"R"Us3
Honda1Travelodge1
Hot Topic1True Value3
Hyundai1U-Haul15
IHOP1UPS38
JCPenney1Value City Furniture1
Jones New York4Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless2
Justice2Victoria's Secret1
KFC5Volkswagen2
Kincaid2Waffle House2
Kmart1Walgreens6
Kohl's1Walmart3
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's6
Lane Bryant1Wet Seal1
Lane Furniture3YMCA5
LensCrafters2

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  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"