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Lorain County, Ohio
Map of Ohio highlighting Lorain County
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the U.S. highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the U.S.
Seat Elyria
Largest city Lorain
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

923 sq mi (2,391 km²)
492 sq mi (1,276 km²)
431 sq mi (1,115 km²), 46.64%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

284,664
578/sq mi (223/km²)
Founded December 26, 1822[1]
Named for Lorraine in France
Website www.loraincounty.us

Lorain County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is considered to be a part of what is locally referred to as Greater Cleveland. As of the 2000 census, its population was 284,664. Named by early settler Heman Ely for the French province of Lorraine, its county seat is Elyria and its largest community is the Lake Erie port city of Lorain.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 923 square miles (2,391 km²).492 square miles (1,276 km²) of it is land and 431 square miles (1,115 km²) of it (46.64%) is water.

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Major highways

In Lorain County, the most important highways are Interstates 80 and 90 (the Ohio Turnpike) and 480. Other highways include U.S. Routes 6 and 20 and State Routes 2, 10, 18, 57, 58, 83, 82, 113, 162, 254, 301, 303, 511, and 611.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Lorain County
Population by year[1]

1830 5,696
1840 18,467
1850 26,086
1860 29,744
1870 30,308
1880 35,526
1890 40,295
1900 54,857
1910 76,037
1920 90,612
1930 109,206
1940 112,390
1950 148,162
1960 217,500
1970 256,843
1980 274,909
1990 271,126
2000 284,664
2007 302,260

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 284,664 people, 105,836 households, and 76,201 families residing in the county. The population density was 578 people per square mile (223/km²). There were 111,368 housing units at an average density of 226 per square mile (87/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 85.54% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.87% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 6.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.1% were of German, 10.5% Irish, 7.8% English, 7.0% Polish, 6.8% Italian and 6.3% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 92.2% spoke English and 4.9% Spanish as their first language.

There were 105,836 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,042, and the median income for a family was $52,856. Males had a median income of $39,902 versus $26,116 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,054. About 6.70% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

Government

Old county building in Elyria, Ohio.

Communities

Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Cities

Villages

Townships

Census-designated place

Other communities

  • Henrietta
  • Huntington
  • North Eaton
  • Penfield
  • Pittsfield

Education

Higher Education

Public School Districts

There are 20 public school districts in Lorain County. Those primarily in Lorain County are listed in bold. Each district's high school(s) and location is also listed.

  • Amherst Exempted Village School District
    • Amherst Marion L. Steele High School, Amherst
  • Avon Local School District
    • Avon High School, Avon
  • Avon Lake City School District
    • Avon Lake High School, Avon Lake
  • Black River Local School District (also in Medina Co and Ashland Co.)
    • Black River High School, Sullivan
  • Clearview Local School District
    • Clearview High School, Lorain
  • Columbia Local School District
    • Columbia High School, Columbia Station
  • Elyria City School District
  • Firelands Local School District (also in Erie Co.)
    • Firelands High School, Henrietta Twp / Oberlin
  • Keystone Local School District
    • Keystone High School, LaGrange
  • Lorain City School District
    • Lorain Admiral King High School, Lorain
    • Lorain Southview High School, Lorain
  • Mapleton Local School District (Primarily in Ashland Co.)
    • Mapleton High School, Ashland
  • Midview Local School District
    • Midview High School, Grafton
  • New London Local School District (primarily in Huron Co.)
    • New London High School, New London
  • North Ridgeville City School District
    • North Ridgeville High School, North Ridgeville
  • Oberlin City School District
    • Oberlin High School, Oberlin
  • Olmsted Falls City Schools (primarily in Cuyahoga Co.)
    • Olmsted Falls High School, Olmsted Falls
  • Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District
    • Brookside High School, Sheffield
  • Strongsville City School District (primarily in Cuyahoga Co.)
    • Strongsville High School, Strongsville
  • Vermilion Local Schools (primarily in Erie Co.)
    • Vermilion High School, Vermilion
  • Wellington Exempted Village School District (also in Huron Co.)
    • Wellington High School, Wellington

Private High Schools

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Ohio County Profiles: Lorain County" (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. http://www.odod.state.oh.us/research/FILES/S0/Lorain.pdf. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  2. ^ "Lorain County data". Ohio State University Extension Data Center. http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39093&sid=0. Retrieved 2007-04-28.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 41°28′N 82°09′W / 41.47°N 82.15°W / 41.47; -82.15


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Lorain County, Ohio
Map
File:Map of Ohio highlighting Lorain County.png
Location in the state of Ohio
Map of the USA highlighting Ohio
Ohio's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded December 26 1822[1]
Seat Elyria
Largest City Lorain
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 46.64%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

284664
Website: www.loraincounty.us
Named for: Lorraine in France

Lorain County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio, and is considered to be a part of what is locally referred to as Greater Cleveland. As of the 2000 census, its population is 284,664. Named by early settler Heman Ely for the French province of Lorraine, its county seat is Elyria and its largest community is the Lake Erie port city of Lorain.[2]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,391 km² (923 sq mi). 1,276 km² (492 sq mi) of it is land and 1,115 km² (431 sq mi) of it (46.64%) is water.

Major highways

In Lorain County, the most important highways are Interstates 80 and 90 (the Ohio Turnpike) and 480. Other highways include U.S. Routes 6 and 20 and State Routes 2, 10, 18, 57, 58, 83, 82, 113, 162, 254, 301, 303, 511, and 611.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Old county building in Elyria, Ohio.
As of the census² of 2000, there were 284,664 people, 105,836 households, and 76,201 families residing in the county. The population density was 223/km² (578/sq mi). There were 111,368 housing units at an average density of 87/km² (226/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 85.54% White, 16.2% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 2.87% from other races, and 2.17% from two or more races. 6.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 105,836 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.20% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.20% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $45,042, and the median income for a family was $52,856. Males had a median income of $39,902 versus $26,116 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,054. About 6.70% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.90% of those under age 18 and 6.60% of those age 65 or over.

Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels

Government

Main article: Ohio county government.

Localities

Cities

Villages

Townships

Census-designated place

Other place

Education

Higher Education

Public School Districts

There are 20 public school districts in Lorain County. Those primarily in Lorain County are listed in bold. Each district's high school(s) and location is also listed.

  • Amherst Exempted Village School District
    • Amherst Marion L. Steele High School, Amherst
  • Avon Local School District
    • Avon High School, Avon
  • Avon Lake City School District
    • Avon Lake High School, Avon Lake
  • Black River Local School District (also in Medina Co and Ashland Co.)
    • Black River High School, Sullivan
  • Clearview Local School District
    • Clearview High School, Sheffield Twp (South Lorain)
  • Columbia Local School District
    • Columbia High School, Columbia Station
  • Elyria City School District
  • Firelands Local School District (also in Erie Co.)
    • Firelands High School, South Amherst
  • Keystone Local School District
    • Keystone High School, LaGrange
  • Lorain City School District
    • Lorain Admiral King High School, Lorain
    • Lorain Southview High School, Lorain
  • Mapleton Local School District (Primarily in Ashland Co.)
    • Mapleton High School, Ashland
  • Midview Local School District
    • Midview High School, Grafton
  • New London Local School District (primarily in Huron Co.)
    • New London High School, New London
  • North Ridgeville City School District
    • North Ridgeville High School, North Ridgeville
  • Oberlin City School District
    • Oberlin High School, Oberlin
  • Olmsted Falls City Schools (primarily in Cuyahoga Co.)
    • Olmsted Falls High School, Olmsted Falls
  • Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District
    • Brookside High School, Sheffield
  • Strongsville City School District (primarily in Cuyahoga Co.)
    • Strongsville High School, Strongsville
  • Vermilion Local Schools (primarily in Erie Co.)
    • Vermilion High School, Vermilion
  • Wellington Exempted Village School District (also in Huron Co.)
    • Wellington High School, Wellington

Private High Schools

  • Elyria Catholic High School, Elyria
  • Lake Ridge Academy, North Ridgeville
  • Open Door Christian Academy, Elyria
  • Christian Community School, North Eaton

References

  1. ^ Ohio County Profiles: Lorain County (PDF). Ohio Department of Development. Retrieved on 2007-04-28.
  2. ^ {{cite web|url = http://www.osuedc.org/profiles/profile_entrance.php?fips=39093&sid=0 |title = Lorain County data |accessdate = 2007-04-28 |publisher = Ohio State University

See also


Coordinates: 41°28′N 82°09′W / 41.47, -82.15

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