Statewide Claims to Fame

Lorain is 1st in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Race - Hispanic or Latino

Lorain is 3rd in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Race - Two or More

Lorain is 6th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Lorain is 10th in Ohio out of 249 other cities in Current population (2012)

Lorain is 10th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Households

Lorain is 10th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Housing units

Lorain is 17th in Ohio out of 282 other cities in Income below poverty line

Lorain, Ohio Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Current population (2012) 63,707 10th 11,544,225 313,914,040
Size in square miles 23.7 24th 40,860.7 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,707.6 72nd 282.3 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Residents younger than 5 7.3% 54th 6.0% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 26.7% 36th 23.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 13.9% 192nd 14.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 81.6% 254th 87.8% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 11.8% 251st 24.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Race - White 67.9% 252nd 83.4% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 17.6% 40th 12.5% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 6th 0.3% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.4% 231st 1.8% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 111th 0.0% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 5.4% 3rd 2.0% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 25.2% 1st 3.3% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 55.0% 263rd 80.7% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Female residents 52.5% 99th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 3.0% 129th 3.9% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Housing units 29,144 10th 5,133,446 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 29.7% 67th 22.9% 25.9%
Households 26,126 10th 4,554,007 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 57.3% 231st 68.7% 66.1%
Home median value $101,700 211th $135,600 $186,200
People per household 2.5 122nd 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Income per capita $18,494 249th $25,618 $27,915
Income per household $34,769 242nd $48,071 $52,762
Income below poverty line 28.8% 17th 14.8% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Lorain Rank Ohio US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 2,951 39th 897,939 27,092,908
Retail sales $319,052 94th $138,816,008 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $4,550 231st $12,049 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $40,440 87th $17,779,905 $613,795,732

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