Lorain County OH Information


Lorain County Subdivisions

Lorain County OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 304,363
Population in Households 295,600
Population in Familes 242,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,763
Population Density1 620
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 119,657
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 81,300
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 131,041 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83,790 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 35,867 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11,384 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $154,894
Average Home Value $184,674


Median Household Income $53,119
Average Household Income $69,448
Per Capita Income $27,838
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.24%
Households 0.46% 0.42%
Families 0.24% 0.28%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.


Lorain County OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lorain County to the other 88 counties and county equivalents in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 9 91st
Population Density1 # 10 90th
Diversity Index2 # 6 94th
Median Household Income # 16 83rd
Per Capita Income # 15 84th

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