Elyria, OH

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2022 Population
52,780
0.138% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.2
0.248% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
19.9%
2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$49,569
7.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$131,000
16.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
25,276
0.625% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Elyria, OH had a population of 52.8k people with a median age of 40.2 and a median household income of $49,569. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elyria, OH declined from 52,853 to 52,780, a −0.138% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,034 to $49,569, a 7.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elyria, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (69.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.67%), White (Hispanic) (4.6%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.18%).

None of the households in Elyria, 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.

99% of the residents in Elyria, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elyria, OH are Lorain County Community College (2,407 degrees awarded in 2022) and Ross Medical Education Center-Elyria (40 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Elyria, OH was $131,000, and the homeownership rate was 58.4%.

Most people in Elyria, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Elyria, OH was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Elyria, OH is home to a population of 52.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.23% of Elyria, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.18k people).

In 2022, there were 5.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.9k people) in Elyria, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Elyria, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elyria, 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 Elyria, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    36.9k ± 1.09k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.46k ± 662
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.52k ± 663
9.94%
Hispanic Population
5.25k people

In 2022, there were 5.71 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (36.9k people) in Elyria, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.46k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.94% of the people in Elyria, OH are hispanic (5.25k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Elyria, 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

2.23%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.18k people
2.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.26k people

As of 2022, 2.23% of Elyria, OH residents (1.18k 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 Elyria, OH was 2.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,118 ± 250
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    380 ± 159
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    257 ± 106

Elyria, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.94 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elyria, OH employs 25.3k people. The largest industries in Elyria, OH are Manufacturing (4,434 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,090 people), and Retail Trade (3,811 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,927), Wholesale Trade ($55,069), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,598).

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

25.3k
2022 Value
± 1,276
0.625%
1 Year growth
± 6.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elyria, OH grew at a rate of 0.625%, from 25.1k employees to 25.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elyria, OH, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,121 people), Production Occupations (2,861 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,627 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elyria, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25.3k
2022 Value
± 1,276
0.625%
1 Year growth
± 6.99%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elyria, OH grew at a rate of 0.625%, from 25.1k employees to 25.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elyria, OH, are Manufacturing (4,434 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,090 people), and Retail Trade (3,811 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elyria, OH, though some of these residents may live in Elyria, 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

$42,605
Median earning men ± $1,995
$30,249
Median earning women ± $2,356

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($70,182), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,347), and Manufacturing ($50,193).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($67,321), Public Administration ($49,150), and Manufacturing ($44,580).

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

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.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Elyria, OH awarded 2,447 degrees. The student population of Elyria, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,444 male students and 5,776 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elyria, OH are White (1,725 and 71.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (279 and 11.5%), Black or African American (252 and 10.4%), and Two or More Races (93 and 3.84%).

The largest universities in Elyria, OH by number of degrees awarded are Lorain County Community College (2,407 and 98.4%) and Ross Medical Education Center-Elyria (40 and 1.63%).

The most popular majors in Elyria, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (797 and 32.6%), Real Estate (225 and 9.19%), and General Business Administration & Management (191 and 7.81%).

The median tuition cost in Elyria, OH for a public four year colleges is $4,187 for in-state students and $8,128 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 9,220 students enrolled in Elyria, OH, 37.4% men and 62.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,622 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 127 degrees awarded
  2. 87 degrees awarded
  3. 797 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Elyria, OH was Registered Nursing with 127 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,407 degrees awarded
  2. 40 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

In 2022, 842 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elyria, OH, which is 0.525 times less than the 1,605 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 1,725 degrees mean that there were 6.18 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 279 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($4,187) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($473) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($852) 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 Elyria, OH was $131,000 in 2022, which is 0.465 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $112,200 to $131,000, a 16.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Elyria, OH is 58.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elyria, OH have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elyria, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Elyria, OH is $49,569. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Elyria, OH was Census Tract 712.02 with a value of $81,458, followed by Census Tract 711 and Census Tract 701.01, with respective values of $75,815 and $71,585.

Property

$131,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,465
$13,509
Median Property Taxes
±$797

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 Elyria, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.4%
Homeownership
2022
58.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.4% of the housing units in Elyria, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 712.02
  2. Census Tract 711
  3. Census Tract 701.01

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elyria, OH was Census Tract 712.02 with a value of $81,458, followed by Census Tract 711 and Census Tract 701.01, with respective values of $75,815 and $71,585.

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

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Household Income

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$49,569
Median Household Income
± $2,292
23.1k
Number of Households
± 1,122

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.1k households in Elyria, OH grew to $49,569 from the previous year's value of $46,034.

The following chart displays the households in Elyria, 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 Elyria, 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 (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.67%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Elyria, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.8%) and those who worked at home (3.67%).

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elyria, OH have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Elyria, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

19.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elyria, OH (10.4k out of 52.1k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elyria, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Health

91.4% of the population of Elyria, OH has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 25.1% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 9.99% on non-group plans, and 1.08% 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.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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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 22.8% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.57%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
25.1%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
9.99%
Non-Group
1.08%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elyria, OH grew by 4.88% from 8.17% to 8.57%.

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