Jump to a detailed profile or search site with Google Custom Search

Lorain County, Ohio (OH)

County population in 2017: 307,924 (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: 625 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Lorain County: 93.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (15.4%), Educational, health and social services (14.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map

Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Lorain County, OH (2017)
    • 240,56684.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30,78310.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 23,2568.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8,7103.1%Two or more races
    • 3,2781.2%Asian alone
    • 9350.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 3960.1%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Ohio median age:

39.3 years
Males: 152,253  (49.4%)
Females: 155,671  (50.6%)
Average household size:
Lorain County:

2.0 people
Ohio:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,932 ($45,042 in 1999)
This county:

$54,932
Ohio:

$54,021

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $599 (lower quartile is $473, upper quartile is $761)
This county:

$599
State:

$627


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,600 (it was $113,800 in 2000)
Lorain:

$143,600
Ohio:

$144,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,400 - $227,600

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $181,556
Here:

$181,556
State:

$184,174

Townhouses or other attached units: $133,494
Here:

$133,494
State:

$176,779

In 2-unit structures: $119,387
Here:

$119,387
State:

$145,870

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $127,000
Here:

$127,000
State:

$149,759

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,437
Here:

$105,437
State:

$135,655

Mobile homes: $26,308
Here:

$26,308
State:

$65,137

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,243
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $452

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
Lorain County, OH map from a distance

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:

  • 1997: 1069 buildings, average cost: $156,000
  • 1998: 1184 buildings, average cost: $165,100
  • 1999: 1365 buildings, average cost: $165,500
  • 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
  • 2015: 699 buildings, average cost: $222,800
  • 2016: 681 buildings, average cost: $247,600
  • 2017: 766 buildings, average cost: $231,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Lorain, OH residents
Average permit cost in Lorain, OH
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,662 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,035 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Lorain, OH in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lorain, OH in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Lorain, OH in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.9%
Lorain County:

13.9%
Ohio:

14.0%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 30.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.1% for American Indian residents, 37.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.4% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.2 years old
(Males: 40.4 years old, Females: 43.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.3 years old, Black residents: 35.7 years old, American Indian residents: 40.1 years old, Asian residents: 43.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.5 years old, Other race residents: 31.4 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 ).

2018 air pollution in Lorain County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

Click to draw/clear Lorain County borders

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:

4.8%
Ohio:

4.1%

Unemployment by year in Lorain, OH
County total employment by year in Lorain, OH
County average yearly wages by year in Lorain, OH

Current college students: 13,711
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 8,197 (67.8% naturalized citizens)

Lorain County:

2.7%
Whole state:

4.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,3702010 or later
  • 2,3162000 to 2009
  • 1,1421990 to 1999
  • 1,1101980 to 1989
  • 1,0141970 to 1979
  • 3,310Before 1970

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: 99,510
  • One, attached: 4,744
  • Two: 5,264
  • 3 or 4: 3,838
  • 5 to 9: 3,222
  • 10 to 19: 5,852
  • 20 to 49: 1,649
  • 50 or more: 2,812
  • Mobile homes: 4,273

Housing units in Lorain County with a mortgage: 57,212 (2,014 second mortgage, 7,481 home equity loan, 156 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 29,457

Here:

66.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lorain County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lorain

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 92,798 (83.3%)
  • Carpooled: 9,582 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 550 (0.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 1,156 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 488 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 2,963 (2.7%)
  • Worked at home: 3,909 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (9%)
  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Peru (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Dominican Republic (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Lorain County


  • German (13%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • Hungarian (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $63,500.

4.64% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($63,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Ohio average:

5.23%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($146 average AGI)
Lorain County:

0.02%
Ohio average:

0.03%

3.32% relocated from other counties in Ohio ($46,493 average AGI)
1.30% relocated from other states ($16,491 average AGI)
Lorain County:

1.30%
Ohio average:

1.73%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cuyahoga County, OH  2.07% ($73,949 average AGI)
from Erie County, OH  0.26% ($39,044)
from Medina County, OH  0.22% ($48,830)
from Huron County, OH  0.11% ($45,008)
from Summit County, OH  0.10% ($63,048)
from Franklin County, OH  0.08% ($48,178)
from Ashland County, OH  0.05% ($33,045)


4.48% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($53,268 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Ohio average:

5.51%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($233 average AGI)
Lorain County:

0.04%
Ohio average:

0.04%

2.92% relocated to other counties in Ohio ($31,874 average AGI)
1.52% relocated to other states ($21,160 average AGI)
Lorain County:

1.52%
Ohio average:

2.01%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cuyahoga County, OH  1.58% ($47,363 average AGI)
to Erie County, OH  0.28% ($48,516)
to Medina County, OH  0.22% ($62,545)
to Franklin County, OH  0.14% ($39,107)
to Huron County, OH  0.12% ($53,703)
to Summit County, OH  0.10% ($52,598)
to Ashland County, OH  0.05% ($41,758)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Lorain County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lorain County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lorain County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Lorain County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 307,924
  • In family households: 249,854 (44,584 male householders, 35,998 female householders)
    59,226 spouses, 90,285 children (84,369 natural, 2,375 adopted, 3,541 stepchildren), 5,032 grandchildren, 2,286 brothers or sisters, 2,170 parents, 4,491 other relatives, 5,782 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 48,042 (17,184 male householders (14,167 living alone)), 22,628 female householders (19,529 living alone)), 8,230 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 10,028

Size of family households: 39,609 2-persons, 17,798 3-persons, 13,017 4-persons, 6,615 5-persons, 2,534 6-persons, 1,009 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 33,696 1-person, 5,359 2-persons, 441 3-persons, 166 4-persons, 150 5-persons.

38,792 married couples with children.
23,837 single-parent households (4,763 men, 19,074 women).

91.7% of residents of Lorain speak English at home.
5.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 4% 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:

6.8
State:

6.6

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Lorain County, Ohio
  • Year house built in Lorain County, Ohio
  • 2,8682014 or later
  • 3,2872010 to 2013
  • 16,5762000 to 2009
  • 13,2751990 to 1999
  • 7,4871980 to 1989
  • 21,0221970 to 1979
  • 18,0531960 to 1969
  • 19,2081950 to 1959
  • 7,0051940 to 1949
  • 22,3831939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lorain County, Ohio
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Lorain County, Ohio
  • 1771 room
  • 1232 rooms
  • 8553 rooms
  • 5,3034 rooms
  • 12,9095 rooms
  • 19,2876 rooms
  • 18,0117 rooms
  • 11,5948 rooms
  • 18,4109+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
  • 9291 room
  • 1,0532 rooms
  • 5,7603 rooms
  • 8,5914 rooms
  • 5,9995 rooms
  • 6,1706 rooms
  • 2,5147 rooms
  • 1,9078 rooms
  • 8029+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lorain County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Lorain County, Ohio
  • 216no bedroom
  • 7891 bedroom
  • 11,2092 bedrooms
  • 46,0543 bedrooms
  • 24,7214 bedrooms
  • 3,6805+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lorain County, Ohio
  • 1,108no bedroom
  • 6,5701 bedroom
  • 14,4372 bedrooms
  • 8,1413 bedrooms
  • 2,4064 bedrooms
  • 1,0635+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Lorain County, Ohio in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Lorain County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lorain County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 2,297no vehicle
  • 21,6501 vehicle
  • 41,7802 vehicles
  • 14,1233 vehicles
  • 5,2614 vehicles
  • 1,5585+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Lorain County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Lorain County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 5,675no vehicle
  • 16,8311 vehicle
  • 8,0032 vehicles
  • 1,9903 vehicles
  • 4824 vehicles
  • 7445+ vehicles

86.4% of Lorain County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Ohio.

Lorain County:

86.4%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 235,354
  • Other state: 59,459
  • Northeast: 17,756
  • Midwest: 11,941
  • South: 24,890
  • West: 4,872
Year householders moved into unit in Lorain County, OH
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lorain County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 82.0%Utility gas
  • 12.1%Electricity
  • 3.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.1%Utility gas
  • 29.6%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Other fuel
  • 1.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,098
Here:

17.0%
Ohio:

13.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,420
Here:

13.3%
Ohio:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,523
Here:

35.1%
Ohio:

23.2%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Lorain County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,597,000
    Sewerage: $2,615,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $9,232,000
    Transit Utilities: $402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $76,393,000
    General - Other: $30,570,000
    Health - Other: $27,119,000
    Police Protection: $26,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,985,000
    Financial Administration: $6,340,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,754,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,174,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $347,705,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $347,705,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,788,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,123,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,983,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,244,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,707,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,555,000
    Special Assessments: $568,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,468,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $185,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $348,888,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $83,086,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,264,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,940,000
    Other License: $13,684,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,312,000

Lorain County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,597,000
    Sewerage: $2,615,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $9,232,000
    Transit Utilities: $402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $76,393,000
    General - Other: $30,570,000
    Health - Other: $27,119,000
    Police Protection: $26,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,985,000
    Financial Administration: $6,340,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,754,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,174,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $347,705,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $347,705,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,788,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,123,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,983,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,244,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,707,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,555,000
    Special Assessments: $568,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,468,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $185,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $348,888,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $83,086,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,264,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,940,000
    Other License: $13,684,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,312,000

Lorain County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,597,000
    Sewerage: $2,615,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $9,232,000
    Transit Utilities: $402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $76,393,000
    General - Other: $30,570,000
    Health - Other: $27,119,000
    Police Protection: $26,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,985,000
    Financial Administration: $6,340,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,754,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,174,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $347,705,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $347,705,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,788,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,123,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,983,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,244,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,707,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,555,000
    Special Assessments: $568,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,468,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $185,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $348,888,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $83,086,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,264,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,940,000
    Other License: $13,684,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,312,000

Lorain County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $16,597,000
    Sewerage: $2,615,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $299,000
    Air Transportation: $289,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $9,232,000
    Transit Utilities: $402,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $76,393,000
    General - Other: $30,570,000
    Health - Other: $27,119,000
    Police Protection: $26,596,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,914,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,976,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,985,000
    Financial Administration: $6,340,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,754,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,174,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $979,000
    Housing and Community Development: $654,000
    Sewerage: $185,000
    Air Transportation: $185,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $347,705,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $347,705,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,928,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,788,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,123,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,983,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,244,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,707,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,555,000
    Special Assessments: $568,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $100,468,000
  • Revenue - Transit Utilities: $185,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $348,888,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $83,086,000
  • Tax - Property: $48,264,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $28,940,000
    Other License: $13,684,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $16,312,000

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
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 in Lorain, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lorain, OH - 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

Lorain County on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #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+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"