Lorain, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lorain, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Lorain is the 9th largest city in Ohio with a population of 63,428 as of July 1, 2016. Lorain 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 Lorain is located at latitude 41.4388 and longitude -82.1797 in Lorain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lorain (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0.47 sq. miles. Lorain County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Lorain (GNIS ID: 1086514) 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 Lorain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lorain: Black River, Black River Settlement, Blackriver, Charleston, Charlestown, Mouth of Black River.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 63,428
Population in Households 62,815
Population in Familes 49,526
Population in Group Qrtrs 613
Population Density1 2,679
Diversity Index2 72
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 25,671
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 16,165
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 29,607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,976 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,694 (39.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,936 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $94,572
Average Home Value $121,834
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,124
Average Household Income $48,209
Per Capita Income $19,710
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.17% -0.02%
Households 0.09% 0.15%
Families -0.2% -0.04%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lorain to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 99th
Population Density1 # 124 90th
Diversity Index2 # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 1063 13th
Per Capita Income # 993 18th

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