Living in Lorain, OH

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Lorain SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
5
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
4
Commute
8

Lorain, OH Cost Of Living

87
Lorain's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Lorain, Ohio Info Snack

Lorain /lren/ is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River, approximately 30 miles west of Cleveland. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 64,097, making it Ohio's tenth largest city, the second largest in Greater Cleveland, and the largest in Lorain County by population.
Population
63,773
Unemployment
10.5%
Poverty
25.7%
Median Home
$85,400
Median Income
$37,014
Median Rent
$697

Lorain, OH Photos

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Rankings for Lorain in Ohio

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Map Of Lorain, OH

Population over time in Lorain

Year Population % Change
2017 63,773 0.1%
2016 63,731 0.0%
2015 63,714 -0.1%
2014 63,778 -0.2%
2013 63,885 -0.2%
2012 64,017 -0.5%
2011 64,313 -0.8%
2010 64,810 -0.6%
2009 65,221 -

Race / Ethnicity in Lorain

White
51.7% (32,975)
African American
14.3% (9,125)
American Indian
0.5% (290)
Asian
0.7% (464)
Hawaiian
0.1% (66)
Other
0.2% (101)
Two Or More
2.6% (1,649)
Hispanic
30.0% (19,103)
Race Lorain OH USA
White 51.7% 79.2% 61.1%
African American 14.3% 12.2% 12.3%
American Indian 0.5% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.7% 2.1% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.6% 2.4% 2.4%
Hispanic 30.0% 3.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Lorain, Ohio

Less than $10,000
13.2% (843,877)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.7% (493,451)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.1% (835,110)
$25,000 to $34,999
13.2% (840,621)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.6% (992,915)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.7% (998,425)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.4% (663,529)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.8% (499,713)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.3% (147,033)
$200,000 or more
1.0% (62,620)
Income Lorain OH USA
Less than $10,000 13.2% 7.2% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.7% 4.9% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.1% 10.2% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 13.2% 10.1% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.6% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.7% 18.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.4% 12.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.8% 13.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.0% 4.5% 7.0%

Gender in Lorain

Female
52.7% (33,600)
Male
47.3% (30,172)
Gender Lorain OH USA
Female 52.7% 51.0% 50.8%
Male 47.3% 49.0% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Lorain for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (3,826)
9-12th Grade
13.0% (8,290)
High School / GED
35.0% (22,320)
Some College
24.0% (15,305)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (6,377)
Bachelor's Degree
8.0% (5,101)
Master's Degree
3.0% (1,913)
Professional Degree
1.0% (637)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
Education Lorain OH USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 3.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 13.0% 7.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 24.0% 20.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 9.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 8.0% 17.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Lorain

Overall User Rating
5.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I loved growing up in Lorain, OH. The city is between Cleveland and Sandusky and is so culturally diverse. My mom was born overseas and Polish was her first language and when they moved to this predominately Hispanic town it changed a lot of the way her younger siblings were raised. When she met my dad who was Italian and had my sister and I, they continued to show us the best things about each nationality in the area. Lorain still has yearly International festivals full of Puerto Rican, Polish, Italian, Greek, Southern and Slovak foods and the parades are beautiful. When I moved to my current city, I was shocked over the lack of diversity and the horrible racism and comments that people make.

The best thing was the diversity. But, there is also bad. This is a city that a steel mill and car factory shut down and crush the town. When most of your population is employed by factories and they shut down, crime rises. Drug issues are prevalent as is gang activity.

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