Painesville, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Painesville, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Painesville had a population of 20,017 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Painesville: Champion, Newmarket.

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Painesville, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,017
Daytime Population: Workers 6,968
Daytime Population: Residents 11,076
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,044
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 19,144
Population in Familes 14,784
Population in Group Qrtrs 873
Population Density2 2,931
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $40,708
Average Household Income $53,854
Per Capita Income $20,297


Total Housing Units 8,186 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,391 (41.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,825 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 969 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $119,403
Average Home Value $130,308


Total Households 7,217
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 4,400
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.23%
Households 0.24% 0.2%
Families 0.06% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

Painesville, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Painesville to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 92 93rd
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 988 19th
Per Capita Income # 1037 15th

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