Lorain County, OH

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2022 Population
313,101
0.438% 1-year growth
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
41.9
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
2.13% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$67,272
7.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$191,900
16.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
146,503
1.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lorain County, OH had a population of 313k people with a median age of 41.9 and a median household income of $67,272. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lorain County, OH grew from 311,737 to 313,101, a 0.438% increase and its median household income grew from $62,390 to $67,272, a 7.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lorain County, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.15%), White (Hispanic) (4.61%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.14%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.01%).

None of the households in Lorain County, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Lorain County, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lorain County, OH are Lorain County Community College (2,407 degrees awarded in 2022), Oberlin College (931 degrees), and Ohio Business College-Sheffield (168 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lorain County, OH was $191,900, and the homeownership rate was 72.9%.

Most people in Lorain County, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lorain County, OH was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lorain County, OH is home to a population of 313k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.79% of Lorain County, OH residents were born outside of the country (8.74k people).

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (240k people) in Lorain County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Lorain County, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lorain County, OH was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lorain County, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    240k ± 528
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    22.4k ± 897
  3. White (Hispanic)
    14.4k ± 1.26k
10.6%
Hispanic Population
33.2k people

In 2022, there were 10.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (240k people) in Lorain County, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 22.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 14.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.6% of the people in Lorain County, OH are hispanic (33.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lorain County, OH as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.74k people
2.79%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
8.7k people

As of 2022, 2.79% of Lorain County, OH residents (8.74k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lorain County, OH was 2.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    6,563 ± 454
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,068 ± 503
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,621 ± 415

Lorain County, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lorain County, OH employs 147k people. The largest industries in Lorain County, OH are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,614 people), Manufacturing (23,369 people), and Retail Trade (17,949 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($79,167), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($78,750), and Utilities ($73,117).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

147k
2022 Value
± 2,983
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 2.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lorain County, OH grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 145k employees to 147k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lorain County, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (17,298 people), Management Occupations (15,093 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (14,133 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lorain County, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

147k
2022 Value
± 2,983
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 2.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lorain County, OH grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 145k employees to 147k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lorain County, OH, are Health Care & Social Assistance (23,614 people), Manufacturing (23,369 people), and Retail Trade (17,949 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lorain County, OH, though some of these residents may live in Lorain County, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$53,252
Median earning men ± $1,530
$36,910
Median earning women ± $1,323

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,604), Public Administration ($80,335), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($61,447).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,760), Construction ($51,466), and Public Administration ($51,296).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,242
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,685
    Manufacturing
  3. 1,307
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lorain County, OH went to Donald J. Trump with 50.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.07%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lorain County, OH awarded 3,655 degrees. The student population of Lorain County, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,775 male students and 7,707 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lorain County, OH are White (2,411 and 68.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (412 and 11.7%), Black or African American (367 and 10.5%), and Two or More Races (190 and 5.42%).

The largest universities in Lorain County, OH by number of degrees awarded are Lorain County Community College (2,407 and 65.9%), Oberlin College (931 and 25.5%), and Ohio Business College-Sheffield (168 and 4.6%).

The most popular majors in Lorain County, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (797 and 21.8%), Real Estate (225 and 6.16%), and General Business Administration & Management (198 and 5.42%).

The median tuition costs in Lorain County, OH are $61,106 for private four year colleges, and $4,187 and $8,128 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lorain County, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 34.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 12,482 (38.3% men and 61.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 12,482 students enrolled in Lorain County, OH, 38.3% men and 61.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,578 records, of which 60.8% were women and 39.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 797 degrees awarded
  2. 127 degrees awarded
  3. 91 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lorain County, OH was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 797 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Lorain County, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,407 degrees awarded
  2. 931 degrees awarded
  3. 168 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lorain County Community College with 2,407 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,363 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lorain County, OH, which is 0.595 times less than the 2,292 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,411 degrees mean that there were 5.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 412 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($61,106) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($918) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private for-profit, 2-year ($2,160) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lorain County, OH was $191,900 in 2022, which is 0.681 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $164,600 to $191,900, a 16.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Lorain County, OH is 72.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lorain County, OH have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lorain County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lorain County, OH is $67,272. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lorain County, OH was Census Tract 805 with a value of $110,526, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 281, with respective values of $103,088 and $101,173.

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lorain County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.96%.

Property

$191,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,654
$90,707
Median Property Taxes
±$2,108

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lorain County, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

72.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.9% of the housing units in Lorain County, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 805
  2. Census Tract 102
  3. Census Tract 281

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lorain County, OH was Census Tract 805 with a value of $110,526, followed by Census Tract 102 and Census Tract 281, with respective values of $103,088 and $101,173.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Lorain County, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$67,272
Median Household Income
± $1,175
125k
Number of Households
± 2,668

In 2022, the median household income of the 125k households in Lorain County, OH grew to $67,272 from the previous year's value of $62,390.

The following chart displays the households in Lorain County, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lorain County, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.38%)
  3. Carpooled (8.12%)

In 2022, 79.9% of workers in Lorain County, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.38%) and those who carpooled to work (8.12%).

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Commute Time

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lorain County, OH have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.98% of the workforce in Lorain County, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 12.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lorain County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.96%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lorain County, OH (41.1k out of 304k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lorain County, OH is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 16.1% of the children was living in poverty in Lorain County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 164 in Lorain County, OH. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 103 per 100,000 population.

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Health

94.4% of the population of Lorain County, OH has health coverage, with 51.1% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.05% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Lorain County, OH see 1855 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1831 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2067 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,855 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lorain County, OH

Primary care physicians in Lorain County, OH see an average of 1,855 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% increase from the previous year (1,831 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Lorain County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.5% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.61%
Uninsured
51.1%
Employer Coverage
16.6%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.05%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lorain County, OH grew by 5.06% from 5.34% to 5.61%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.4 in Lorain County, OH.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39% in Lorain County, OH.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.61% in Lorain County, OH.

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