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Lorain County, OH&

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0.4% growth
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Median Household Income
4.07% growth
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1.33% growth
Median Property Value
1.81% growth

About the photo: Lorain County Courthouse, Elyria, OH


The economy of Lorain County, OH employs 140,696 people. The economy of Lorain County, OH is specialized in Manufacturing; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 1.66; 1.29; and 1.2 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Lorain County, OH are Healthcare & Social Assistance (23,316), Manufacturing (22,051), and Retail trade (14,942), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($66,477), Utilities ($60,385), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,447).

Median household income in Lorain County, OH is $54,504. Males in Lorain County, OH have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,287. The income inequality of Lorain County, OH (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Lorain County, OH. In Lorain County, OH the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 59 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,177. Mahoning County, OH has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Ohio.


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Lorain County, OH is home to a population of 306,365 people, from which 98.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Lorain County, OH is composed of 240,669 White residents (78.6%), 29,957 Hispanic residents (9.8%), 24,030 Black residents (7.84%), 8,045 Two+ residents (2.63%), and 2,735 Asian residents (0.89%). The most common foreign languages in Lorain County, OH are Spanish (14,528 speakers), German (877 speakers), and Chinese (785 speakers), but compared to other places, Lorain County, OH has a relative high number of Hungarian (470 speakers), Other Slavic (430 speakers), and Other Indo-European (450 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Lorain County, OH awarded 3,146 degrees. The student population of Lorain County, OH is skewed towards females, with 1,129 male students and 2,017 female students. Most students in Lorain County, OH are White (2,354 and 74.8%), followed by Black or African American (267 and 8.49%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 5.94%), and Two or more races (120 and 3.81%). The largest universities in Lorain County, OH by number of graduates are Lorain County Community College (1,838 and 58.4%), Oberlin College (939 and 29.8%), and Ohio Business College-Sheffield (210 and 6.68%). The most popular majors in Lorain County, OH are Liberal Arts & Sciences (635 and 20.2%), Registered Nursing (201 and 6.39%), and General Business Administration & Management (118 and 3.75%). The median tuition costs in Lorain County, OH are N/A for private four year colleges, and $51,324 and $51,324 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lorain County, OH is $146,400, which is 0.71 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $143,800 to $146,400, a 1.81% increase. The homeownership rate of Lorain County, OH is 71.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.1%. People in Lorain County, OH have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lorain County, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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