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Lorain, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Lorain is the 9th largest city in Ohio with a population of 65,104 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.4528 and longitude -82.1824 in Lorain County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lorain 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Lorain, OH Housing Affordability Index is 164
State of Ohio Housing Affordability Index is 156
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Lorain, OH Wealth Index is 44
State of Ohio Wealth Index is 84
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 65,104 (100%)
Population in Households 64,492 (99.1%)
Population in Families 50,687 (77.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 612 ( 0.9%)
Population Density 2,750
Diversity Index2 74
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,836
Average Household Income $51,008
Per Capita Income $20,503
Wealth Index4 44

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 29,931 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,100 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,041 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,790 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $94,574
Housing Affordability Index3 164
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 26,141
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 16,362
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.17% 0.28%
Households 0.26% 0.34%
Families 0.0% 0.17%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

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, 2019 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 Density # 115 91st
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 1146 6th
Per Capita Income # 1085 11th

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