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Overview

Introduction to Elyria, Ohio

Elyria, Ohio is 23 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. It's situated in northeastern Ohio in Lorain county. The Black River runs through the town. Elyria is home to the headquarters of Invacare, Ridgid Tool, Elyria Manufacturing Company, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, and Diamond Products. A large number of residents commute to Cleveland to work.

Elyria History

The city was established in 1817 by Heam Ely. He constructed a gristmill, dam and a sawmill. Ely donated a major portion of the land for the community. The town was named in tribute to him. Elyria included a large number of manufacturing companies. Elyria Canning Company was a major employer. In 1967 the Midway Mall was open for business which caused a vast number of local businesses to relocate to the mall or shut down.

Elyria Attractions

  • The Apple Festival is a popular event.
  • Stocker Humanities & Fine Arts Center offers a variety of theatrical performances, music and dance performances.
  • Elyria Civil War Monument
  • Jamie's Flea Market
  • Stocker Center Art Gallery
  • The Hickories features exhibits on the history of Lorain County.
  • The Train Depot is an impressive structure.
  • Town Hall
  • Stone Tower

Elyria Activities

The city includes numerous parks and recreational centers. Elywood is a popular park. Cascade Park is situated in a scenic ravine. The Black River flows through it and the park features the notable East Falls. It's utilized for sledding during the winter. Residents enjoy outdoor activities at the nearby Lake Erie, Spencer Lake and Findley State Park. They also have opportunities for a variety of activities in close by Cleveland.

Elyria Higher Education

Lorain County Community College is located in Elyria.

Elyria Transportation

The city is served by the nearby Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Demographics

People

Total Population53,928
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+24,001
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married40.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,016
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,577
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,218

Wealth

Median Family Income$49,652
% Above Poverty Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$710
Median House Value$94,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)27%
Irish13.4%
English9.5%
Polish7.4%
Italian6.7%
Hungarian4.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
Slovak1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.5%
African1.3%
Czech1%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Serbian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
Arab0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
German0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Elyria Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lorain County
Standard Zip Codes44035, 44074, 44039
P.O. Box Zip Codes44036
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.37
Approximate Longitude-82.1

Elyria Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationELYRIA 3 E
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 35 F
Apr Temp38 to 61 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 65 F
Annual Precip38 inches
StationOBERLIN
Distance9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst12,058$76,463
Avon22,289$110,191
Grafton6,075$63,958
Lorain63,714$44,022
North Ridgeville31,832$80,348
Sheffield4,045$86,667

Elyria Public Libraries

Elyria Public Library
320 WASHINGTON AVE.
Elyria, Ohio
(440) 323-5747

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Elyria Hospitals

University Hospitals - Elyria Medical Center
(Government - State)
630 East River Street
(440) 329-7500

Elyria Public Schools

Constellation Schools: Elyria Community
300 N Abbe Rd
ZIP: 44035
(440) 366-5225
Primary
Total Enrollment 520
Crestwood Elementary School
42331 Griswold Rd
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8002
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Eastern Heights Middle School
528 Garford Ave
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8015
Middle
Total Enrollment 519
Ely Elementary School
312 Gulf Rd
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8005
Primary
Total Enrollment 432
Elyria Early Childhood Center
42101 Griswold Rd
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8250
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Elyria High School
311 6th St
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8300
High
Total Enrollment 1977
Franklin Elementary School
446 11th St
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8007
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Life Skills Center Of Elyria
2015 W River Rd N
ZIP: 44035
(440) 324-1755
High
Total Enrollment 162
Mckinley Elementary School
620 E River St
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8009
Primary
Total Enrollment 363
Northwood Middle School
700 Gulf Rd
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8016
Middle
Total Enrollment 483
Oakwood Elementary School
925 Spruce St
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8010
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Prospect Elementary School
1410 Prospect St
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8011
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Westwood Middle School
42350 Adelbert St
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8017
Middle
Total Enrollment 432
Windsor Elementary School
264 Windsor Dr
ZIP: 44035
(440) 284-8014
Primary
Total Enrollment 412

Elyria Private Schools

Elyria Catholic High School
725 Gulf Rd
ZIP: 44035
Secondary
Total Enrollment 443
First Baptist Christian School
11400 Lagrange Rd
ZIP: 44035
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 111
Open Door Christian Schools-add S
8287 W Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44035
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 449
St Jude School
594 Poplar St
ZIP: 44035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 337
St Mary Elementary School
237 4th St
ZIP: 44035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
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