Elyria, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elyria, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Elyria had a population of 54,799 as of July 1, 2017. Elyria 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 Elyria is located at latitude 41.3735 and longitude -82.108 in Lorain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elyria (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.27 sq. miles. Lorain County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 738 feet.

The City of Elyria (GNIS ID: 1086508) 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 Elyria population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 54,799
Daytime Population: Workers 31,126
Daytime Population: Residents 29,503
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 60,629
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 54,057
Population in Familes 41,795
Population in Group Qrtrs 742
Population Density2 2,664
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $43,912
Average Household Income $55,196
Per Capita Income $23,336


Total Housing Units 25,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,264 (51.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,464 (36.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,026 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $102,987
Average Home Value $118,532


Total Households 22,728
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 14,053
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 0.07% 0.2%
Households 0.2% 0.29%
Families -0.04% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

Elyria, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elyria 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 # 14 99th
Population Density # 129 89th
Diversity Index # 72 94th
Median Household Income # 862 29th
Per Capita Income # 739 39th

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