Painesville, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Painesville, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Painesville had a population of 19,881 as of July 1, 2015. Painesville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Painesville is located at latitude 41.7216 and longitude -81.2584 in Lake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Painesville (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.83 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Lake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The City of Painesville (GNIS ID: 1086428) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Painesville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Painesville: Champion, Newmarket.

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Painesville, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 19,881
Population in Households 19,014
Population in Familes 14,689
Population in Group Qrtrs 867
Population Density1 3,163
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 7,221
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 4,399
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,442 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,779 (46.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 857 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $110,965
Average Home Value $124,688


Median Household Income $37,064
Average Household Income $49,289
Per Capita Income $18,257
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.31% 0.17%
Households 0.34% 0.17%
Families 0.08% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Painesville, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Painesville to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 90 93rd
Population Density1 # 74 94th
Diversity Index2 # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 1007 16th
Per Capita Income # 1056 12th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.