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Lorain County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2014: 304,216 (88% urban, 12% rural); it was 284,664 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 60,878
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 23,868
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 78,472
Renter-occupied apartments: 31,528 (it was 27,364 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 493 sq. mi.

Water area: 430.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 618 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Lorain County: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.2%), Educational, health and social services (16.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lorain County, Ohio:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (80.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (8.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Asian alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Ohio median age:  38.0 years
Males: 149,540  (49.2%)
Females: 154,676  (50.8%)
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Lorain County,OH real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lorain County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,373 ($45,042 in 1999)

This county:

$52,373
Ohio:

$51,075

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $582 (lower quartile is $457, upper quartile is $731)
This county:

$582
State:

$596


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $143,800 (it was $113,800 in 2000)
Lorain:

$143,800
Ohio:

$136,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $91,600 - $215,600

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $173,423
Here:

$173,423
State:

$173,981

Townhouses or other attached units: $150,874
Here:

$150,874
State:

$154,387

In 2-unit structures: $80,743
Here:

$80,743
State:

$129,444

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $175,963
Here:

$175,963
State:

$121,212

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $95,381
Here:

$95,381
State:

$160,749

Mobile homes: $18,819
Here:

$18,819
State:

$50,037
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,254
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $456

Institutionalized population: 6,530

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 17
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 20
  • Burglaries: 626
  • Thefts: 504
  • Auto thefts: 35

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 20
  • Robberies: 23
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 576
  • Thefts: 508
  • Auto thefts: 38
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Health of residents in Lorain County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
73.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
52.6% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
58.5% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
71.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 198 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 176 pounds. This is more than average.
27.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1326 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2001: 1528 buildings, average cost: $174,600
  • 2002: 1844 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2003: 2119 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2004: 1965 buildings, average cost: $184,600
  • 2005: 1784 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2006: 1338 buildings, average cost: $178,900
  • 2007: 974 buildings, average cost: $187,500
  • 2008: 683 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2009: 567 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2010: 580 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2011: 487 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2012: 639 buildings, average cost: $177,500
  • 2013: 653 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2014: 664 buildings, average cost: $230,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $2,626 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,983 (1.6%)

Lorain County household income distribution in 2009 Lorain County home values distribution Lorain County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.5%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for American Indian residents, 47.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 34.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.5%
Lorain County:

13.5%
Ohio:

14.8%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents, 22.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.9% for American Indian residents, 47.2% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 23.1% for other race residents, 32.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 30 years old)

Area name: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lorain 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: Lorain, Elyria, North Ridgeville, Avon Lake, Amherst, Avon, Sheffield Lake, Oberlin, Wellington, Sheffield.

Lorain 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
44001Amherst46735.70.12.230.874.28191.820.900.402.20
44011Avon17128.80.13.121.783.33106.852.300.904.35
44012Avon Lake1297618.20.15.453.2717.76326.063.501.906.40
44028Columbia Station2616.60.24.272.854.0695.033.051.505.00
44035Elyria18270.10.13.051.635.97195.671.550.853.20
44036Elyria64.70.22.781.891.8365.763.050.754.15
44039North Ridgeville17540.204.092.165.29129.52.500.805.20
44044Grafton649.70.23.062.092.478.322.551.104.30
44049Kipton11.31.31.31.3  1.301.152.60
44050Lagrange72.50.51.691.510.7343.381.501.032.20
44052Lorain8820.20.12.771.13.83138.21.300.503.70
44053Lorain9632.805.523.16.2112.354.001.407.30
44054Sheffield Lake6421.40.14.192.354.22100.93.100.806.00
44055Lorain2823.40.14.492.225.41120.52.101.106.10
44074Oberlin4512.50.13.12.282.477.542.501.703.50
44090Wellington3210.50.12.781.872.3684.792.601.003.50

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

2012 air pollution in Lorain County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 10.6 µg/m3. Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Dallas County, Iowa , Mahaska County, Iowa , Monroe County, Iowa , Shelby County, Iowa , Wapello County, Iowa , Warren County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Ohio:

4.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 13,711
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,396 (62% naturalized citizens)

Lorain County:

2.6%
Whole state:

3.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,272
  • 1990 to 1994: 690
  • 1985 to 1989: 615
  • 1980 to 1984: 495
  • 1975 to 1979: 461
  • 1970 to 1974: 553
  • 1970 to 1974: 612
  • 1965 to 1969: 2,698
Note: State values scaled to Lorain County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.8%

Lorain County marital status for males Lorain County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 83,148
  • One, attached: 4,073
  • Two: 5,243
  • 3 or 4: 3,135
  • 5 to 9: 2,956
  • 10 to 19: 4,584
  • 20 or more: 4,739
  • Mobile homes: 3,470
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Lorain County with a mortgage: 50,926 (6,265 second mortgage, 9,608 home equity loan, 298 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 19,540

Here:

72.3% with mortgage
State:

69.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lorain County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic73,44327
Evangelical Protestant34,366161
Mainline Protestant20,22168
Black Protestant2,32113
Other1,61015
Orthodox7917
None168,604-
Lorain 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: 55
Lorain County:

1.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 36
This 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.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 156
This county:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lorain County:

9.4%
Ohio:

10.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Lorain County:

29.0%
State:

29.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

11.9%

Agriculture in Lorain County:

Average size of farms: 166 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $100,295
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $737.46
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 66.14%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 13.21%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $88,434
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 71.08%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.80%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $79,050
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.64
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 37.81%
Corn for grain: 12767 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 12019 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 72316 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,301 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 786 acres

Earthquake activity:

Lorain 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 90.6 miles away from Lorain County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 53.0 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 239.1 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 79.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 130.2 miles away from Lorain 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 57.0 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 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 Severe Winter Storms, Flooding and Mudslides, Incident Period: December 22, 2004 to February 01, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1580: February 15, 2005, FEMA Id: 1580, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Ohio Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 18, 2004 to June 21, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1519: June 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1519, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 and Tornadoes, Incident Period: November 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1444: November 18, 2002, FEMA Id: 1444, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Ohio Severe Storm, Flooding, Incident Period: August 07, 1995 to August 18, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1065: August 25, 1995, FEMA Id: 1065, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Ohio Flooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: July 12, 1992 to August 01, 1992, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-951: August 04, 1992, FEMA Id: 951, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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 Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 02, 1977, Emergency Declared EM-3029: February 02, 1977, FEMA Id: 3029, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Lorain County (15) is near the US average (13).
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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

  • Germany (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Hungary (5%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Greece (3%)

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

  • German (21%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (8%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Italian (7%)
  • United States or American (6%)
  • Hungarian (4%)

Lorain County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 112,207 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 12,379 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 871 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 8 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 54 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 108 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 58 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 445 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,228 (2%)
  • Other means: 572 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 2,959 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 3,691 people in state prisons
  • 1,857 people in nursing homes
  • 1,849 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 391 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 275 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 160 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 54 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 40 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 35 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 27 people in religious group quarters
  • 19 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 17 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 17 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 6 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 6 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 6 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 5 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

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

  • 4,045 people in state prisons
  • 2,198 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,009 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 400 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 345 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 140 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 110 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 38 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 15 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 11 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,829.

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%

2.75% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($31,851 average AGI)
1.16% relocated from other states ($14,313 average AGI)
Lorain County:

1.16%
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  1.69% ($50,279 average AGI)
from Erie County, OH  0.20% ($40,635)
from Medina County, OH  0.17% ($38,665)
from Franklin County, OH  0.09% ($24,176)
from Huron County, OH  0.09% ($29,274)
from Summit County, OH  0.08% ($57,042)
from Lake County, OH  0.04% ($43,735)


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%

2.59% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($22,005 average AGI)
1.65% relocated to other states ($17,262 average AGI)
Lorain County:

1.65%
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  1.42% ($35,089 average AGI)
to Erie County, OH  0.20% ($38,132)
to Medina County, OH  0.18% ($40,165)
to Franklin County, OH  0.14% ($29,714)
to Summit County, OH  0.09% ($42,305)
to Huron County, OH  0.09% ($28,221)
to Lake County, OH  0.05% ($40,733)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Lorain County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Lorain County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 6.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lorain County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 12.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lorain County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Lorain County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 46,256 (39,507 aged, 6,749 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,624 (6%)

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 Lorain County, Ohio in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (4,251)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (3,112)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (2,407)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (2,345)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,509)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,440)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,221)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (794)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (754)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (715)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,319
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 217
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46,254

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,201
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 883
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 26.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 17.6
  • Other - 9.3

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 95.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 51.2
  • Suffocation - 22.9
  • Poisoning - 14.1
  • Other - 6.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 292,024
  • In family households: 248,451 (55,830 male householders, 24,247 female householders)
    58,748 spouses, 88,610 children (82,032 natural, 2,053 adopted, 4,525 stepchildren), 6,395 grandchildren, 2,011 brothers or sisters, 2,005 parents, 2,431 other relatives, 6,680 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 43,573 (16,657 male householders (13,217 living alone)), 19,540 female householders (17,031 living alone)), 7,376 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,332 (6,530 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 35,140 2-persons, 18,586 3-persons, 15,343 4-persons, 7,192 5-persons, 2,533 6-persons, 1,283 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 30,248 1-person, 5,053 2-persons, 539 3-persons, 245 4-persons, 76 5-persons, 19 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

48,642 married couples with children.
18,510 single-parent households (3,716 men, 14,794 women).

91.9% of residents of Lorain County speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,377,386,000 ($4,680 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $35,057,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $633,804,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $333,490,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,658,000
Federal grants: $245,670,000
Federal procurement contracts: $31,350,000 ($22,240,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $123,414,000 ($2,512,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,548,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $177,801,000
Federal Government insurance: $88,266,000

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

Births: 19,210
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 13,278
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,115
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +4,947
Here +17 per 1000 residents
State -15 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lorain County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 39.12 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 154
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,257
  • 2000 to 2009: 19,154
  • 1990 to 1999: 14,951
  • 1980 to 1989: 8,486
  • 1970 to 1979: 20,041
  • 1960 to 1969: 16,823
  • 1950 to 1959: 20,038
  • 1940 to 1949: 7,663
  • 1939 or earlier: 19,730
Note: State values scaled to Lorain population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lorain County population
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 121
  • 3 rooms: 931
  • 4 rooms: 4,597
  • 5 rooms: 15,327
  • 6 rooms: 20,831
  • 7 rooms: 15,564
  • 8 rooms: 11,036
  • 9+ rooms: 10,057
  • 1 room: 831
  • 2 rooms: 1,706
  • 3 rooms: 4,962
  • 4 rooms: 7,314
  • 5 rooms: 6,079
  • 6 rooms: 3,468
  • 7 rooms: 1,750
  • 8 rooms: 858
  • 9+ rooms: 396
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lorain County population
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 997
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,207
  • 3 bedrooms: 44,803
  • 4 bedrooms: 18,647
  • 5+ bedrooms: 2,785
  • no bedroom: 1,002
  • 1 bedroom: 7,106
  • 2 bedrooms: 10,943
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,354
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,701
  • 5+ bedrooms: 258
Cars and other vehicles available in Lorain County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Lorain County population
  • no vehicle: 2,481
  • 1 vehicle: 19,766
  • 2 vehicles: 36,694
  • 3 vehicles: 13,802
  • 4 vehicles: 4,049
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,680
  • no vehicle: 4,486
  • 1 vehicle: 13,490
  • 2 vehicles: 7,348
  • 3 vehicles: 1,695
  • 4 vehicles: 193
  • 5+ vehicles: 152

60% of Lorain County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Ohio.

Lorain County:

59.9%
State average:

58.2%

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

  • This state: 210,584
  • Northeast: 19,182
  • Midwest: 10,317
  • South: 27,718
  • West: 4,023

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $99,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lorain County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (80.7%)
  • Electricity (11.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.0%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (65.5%)
  • Electricity (27.4%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • No fuel used (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,242
Here:

15.0%
Ohio:

14.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,731
Here:

10.8%
Ohio:

10.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4,134
Here:

34.1%
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)

Lorain County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $3,417,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $3,540,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,300,000
    Health - Other: $2,218,000
    Regular Highways: $1,890,000
    Correctional Institutions: $654,000
    Sewerage: $558,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $62,017,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $38,797,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $22,160,000
    General - Other: $20,193,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,696,000
    Regular Highways: $8,984,000
    Police Protection: $7,560,000
    Financial Administration: $7,100,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,792,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,276,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $4,155,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,374,000
    Corrections - Other: $3,327,000
    Housing and Community Development: $2,981,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,742,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,384,000
    Sewerage: $867,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $97,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $60,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $37,419,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $118,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $5,944,000
    Police Protection: $1,604,000
    Health - Other: $1,559,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $494,000
    Sewerage: $472,000
    Regular Highways: $377,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $324,000
    Transit Utilities: $274,000
    General Public Building: $253,000
    Central Staff Services: $162,000
    Financial Administration: $135,000
    Correctional Institutions: $111,000
    Corrections - Other: $80,000
    Solid Waste Management: $40,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $27,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $9,000
    Housing and Community Development: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $80,299,000

Lorain County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $20,938,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,281,000
    Sewerage: $1,065,000
    Regular Highways: $271,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $4,038,000
    Housing and Community Development: $728,000
    Highways: $555,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $39,987,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,733,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,018,000
    Special Assessments: $356,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $709,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $35,476,000
    Health and Hospitals: $31,582,000
    All Other: $17,858,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,946,000
    Highways: $7,259,000
  • Tax - Property: $51,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $22,129,000
    Other License: $333,000

Lorain County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $597,125,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $596,240,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,054,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $31,494,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,120,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,560,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $885,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $4,690,000

Lorain County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,694,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $89,895,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $596,726,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 5,476
  • Number of aged recipients: 275
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,201
  • Number of recipients under 18: 1,037
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,778
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 661
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,584
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,877
Lorain County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Lorain 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 73 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 ORIGINATED1,285$129,6971,308$147,0074,770$152,060392$34,4695$836,600297$84,41439$27,359
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED41$121,00085$124,965412$146,06369$17,2610$029$140,17222$26,182
APPLICATIONS DENIED142$128,310194$94,5571,929$143,332384$24,2321$6,000127$79,67744$22,795
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN121$116,512133$142,083950$151,96349$51,5510$046$99,5653$76,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS31$123,51618$140,722260$148,57719$64,5790$011$53,2730$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 56 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED189$191,42396$209,1152$109,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED47$156,17050$208,4003$71,0001$162,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED56$189,76845$196,6221$116,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN12$205,91716$171,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$163,0003$196,6670$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Lorain County, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2,30375.2 years
Mary2,25979.8 years
William1,44873.6 years
Robert1,31670.6 years
James1,18870.4 years
Helen1,12380.4 years
Joseph1,10376.0 years
George99975.1 years
Charles98774.1 years
Frank88676.0 years
Most common last names in Lorain County, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith80875.1 years
Miller39474.9 years
Jones32374.2 years
Johnson30173.8 years
Brown29273.8 years
Williams24871.7 years
Thomas18373.7 years
Davis18273.1 years
Taylor17973.0 years
Martin17573.2 years
Businesses in Lorain County, OH
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Long John Silver's2
ALDI2Lowe's3
AT&T4Macy's1
Advance Auto Parts5Marriott1
Aeropostale1Marshalls1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets11
Applebee's3Mazda1
Arby's5McDonald's17
AutoZone7Men's Wearhouse1
Avenue1Motel 62
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works2New Balance1
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Best Western1Nike5
Blockbuster3Nissan1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1OfficeMax1
Buffalo Wild Wings2Old Navy1
Burger King15Olive Garden1
CVS7Pac Sun1
Caribou Coffee1Panera Bread4
Chevrolet4Payless4
Chipotle3Penske2
Circle K8PetSmart1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pier 1 Imports1
Costco1Pizza Hut7
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes2
Curves5Qdoba Mexican Grill1
DHL1Quality1
Dairy Queen6Quiznos2
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Deb1Ramada1
Decora Cabinetry6Red Lobster1
Dennys3Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza6Red Roof Inn1
DressBarn1Rite Aid8
Dressbarn1Ruby Tuesday1
Dunkin Donuts3SAS Shoes1
Econo Lodge1Sam's Club1
Ethan Allen1Sears5
Famous Footwear2Sephora1
Fashion Bug1Spencer Gifts1
FedEx29Sprint Nextel2
Finish Line1Staples1
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Starbucks4
Ford5Steak 'n Shake1
GNC7Subway1
GameStop4Super 82
Goodwill1T-Mobile7
H&R Block11Taco Bell6
Home Depot2Target3
Honda1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us2
Hyundai1True Value2
IHOP2U-Haul23
JCPenney2UPS30
Jimmy John's10Vans2
Jones New York4Verizon Wireless2
Journeys1Victoria's Secret1
KFC3Volkswagen1
Kmart1Walgreens5
Kohl's2Walmart4
Lane Furniture4Wendy's7
LensCrafters1World Gym1
Little Caesars Pizza3YMCA1

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  • #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)"
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  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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