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Sheffield Lake, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Sheffield Lake had a population of 9,130 as of July 1, 2016. Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake is located at latitude 41.4884 and longitude -82.0976 in Lorain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sheffield Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lorain County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

The City of Sheffield Lake (GNIS ID: 1086522) 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 Sheffield Lake 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 Sheffield Lake: Randall Grove, Randall's Grove.

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


Total Population 9,130
Population in Households 9,130
Population in Familes 7,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,687
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 3,799
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 2,493
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,173 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,630 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,169 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 374 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $117,535
Average Home Value $136,844


Median Household Income $51,153
Average Household Income $58,939
Per Capita Income $24,525
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.01% 0.1%
Households 0.33% 0.3%
Families 0.08% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

Sheffield Lake, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sheffield Lake 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 # 195 84th
Population Density1 # 49 96th
Diversity Index2 # 250 80th
Median Household Income # 532 56th
Per Capita Income # 519 57th

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