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Overview

Introduction to Lorain, Ohio

Lorain, Ohio, in Lorain county, is 25 miles W of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is situated in northeastern Ohio, along Lake Erie at the mouth of the Black River. It's part of the Cleveland-Elyria metropolitan area. The Lorain Works steel mills employ thousands of people and the harbor also provides numerous jobs. The municipality has a diverse population. The city was named for a French province.

Lorain History

The city was established in 1807. It was originally known as Charleston. The arrival of the railroad was the stimulus for the construction of the local steel mills. The numerous steel mills in the city have been in operation since 1895. A portion of them are still in operation. People moved to Lorain from various regions of the country in order to work in the steel mills and at the flourishing shipyards. In 1924 a powerful tornado damaged a large portion of the city and killed numerous people.

Lorain Attractions

  • Lorain International Festival is a notable event.
  • Lorain Palace is a restored gothic theatre which offers dramas, movies, music and other forms of entertainment.
  • The Harrison Cultural Community Center offers information on African American Heritage.
  • Stocker Arts Center
  • Lorain Lighthouse
  • Lorain Underground Railroad Station 100 Monument
  • Harrison Cultural Community Center

Lorain Activities

The city includes a vast number of parks for outdoor activities. The paths at Longfellow, Oakwood and Central parks are popular for walking and bicycle riding. Century Beach attracts residents and visitors. Lorain Harbor is enjoyed by bird watching enthusiasts. The Lake Erie area is popular for outdoor recreation and includes several scenic beaches. Kayakers enjoy the Black River and Lake Erie. The picturesque Lakeview hosts several triathlons and marathons. Residents enjoy the activities and professional sports teams located in nearby Cleveland.

Lorain Transportation

Lorain County Transit provides services.

Demographics

People

Total Population63,714
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+24,936
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.7%
Median Earnings25+$28,731
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,572
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,800

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,022
% Above Poverty Level73.8%
% Below Poverty Level26.2%

Commute & Sprawl

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

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$659
Median House Value$85,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.8%
Irish10.6%
Italian7.7%
Polish6.6%
English6.2%
Hungarian4.4%
Slovak2.3%
African1.8%
French Except Basque1.1%
Croatian1.1%
Greek0.8%
Scottish0.8%
Russian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Slovene0.6%
Arab0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Macedonian0.3%
Czech0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Somali0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Afghan)0.1%
Latvian0.1%
German0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lorain Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lorain County
Standard Zip Codes44052, 44053, 44055, 44054
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.44
Approximate Longitude-82.18

Lorain 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
Distance8.4 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
Distance13 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
StationNORWALK WWTP
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Amherst12,058$76,463
Avon22,289$110,191
Elyria53,928$49,652
Sheffield4,045$86,667
Sheffield Lake9,055$63,081
South Amherst1,723$61,042

Lorain Public Libraries

Lorain Public Library
351 W. SIXTH ST.
Lorain, Ohio
(440) 244-1192

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Lorain Hospitals

Mercy Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
3700 Kolbe Road
(440) 960-3295

Lorain Public Schools

Academy Of Arts And Sciences
3038 Leavitt Rd
ZIP: 44052
(440) 244-0156
Primary
Total Enrollment 190
Admiral King Elementary School
1953 W 11th St
ZIP: 44052
(440) 245-6315
Primary
Total Enrollment 380
Clearview High School
4700 Broadway
ZIP: 44052
(440) 233-6313
High
Total Enrollment 509
Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Elementary
1110 W 4th St
ZIP: 44052
(440) 204-2130
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
Constellation Schools: Lorain Community Middle
1110 W 4th St
ZIP: 44052
(440) 242-2023
Middle
Total Enrollment 127
Frank Jacinto Elementary
2515 Marshall Ave
ZIP: 44052
(440) 960-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 320
General Johnnie Wilson Middle School
2700 Washington Ave
ZIP: 44052
(440) 246-1020
Middle
Total Enrollment 459
Hawthorne Elementary School
610 W 20th St
ZIP: 44052
(440) 246-1080
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Horizon Science Academy Lorain
760 Tower Blvd
ZIP: 44052
(440) 282-4277
Other
Total Enrollment 580
Larkmoor Elementary School
1201 Nebraska
ZIP: 44052
(440) 288-3203
Primary
Total Enrollment 453
Longfellow Middle School
305 Louisiana Ave
ZIP: 44052
(440) 246-1020
Middle
Total Enrollment 538
Lorain High School
2600 Ashland Ave
ZIP: 44052
(440) 282-9191
High
Total Enrollment 1803
Summit Academy Middle School - Lorain
346 Illinois Ave
ZIP: 44052
(440) 288-0448
Middle
Total Enrollment 97
Summit Academy Secondary - Lorain
1051 E St
ZIP: 44052
(440) 288-0448
High
Total Enrollment 83
Toni Wofford Morrison Es
1830 40th St
ZIP: 44052
(440) 960-7008
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
Washington Elementary School
1025 W 23rd St
ZIP: 44052
(440) 246-2187
Primary
Total Enrollment 413
Durling Middle School
100 N Ridge Rd W
ZIP: 44053
(440) 233-6869
Middle
Total Enrollment 549
Lorain K-12 Digital Academy
1800 West 40th Street
ZIP: 44053
(440) 282-4087
Other
Total Enrollment 152
Lorain Preparatory Academy
4125 Leavitt Rd Bldg 2
ZIP: 44053
(440) 282-3127
Primary
Total Enrollment 311
Credit Recovery Academy
2321 Fairless Dr
ZIP: 44055
(440) 288-2203
High
Total Enrollment 214
Garfield Elementary School
200 W 31st St
ZIP: 44055
(440) 246-1114
Primary
Total Enrollment 305
Helen Steiner Rice Es
4500 Tacoma Ave
ZIP: 44055
(440) 240-1220
Primary
Total Enrollment 355
New Beginnings
3200 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 44055
(440) 277-8157
Other
Total Enrollment 92
Palm Elementary School
2319 E 34th St
ZIP: 44055
(440) 277-1240
Primary
Total Enrollment 246
Stevan Dohanos Elementary School
1625 E 32nd St
ZIP: 44055
(440) 277-1008
Primary
Total Enrollment 352
Summit Academy Community School Alternative Learners-lorain
2140 E 36th St
ZIP: 44055
(440) 277-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 157
Vincent Elementary School
2303 N Ridge Rd E
ZIP: 44055
(440) 233-7113
Primary
Total Enrollment 606

Lorain Private Schools

St Anthony Of Padua School
1339 E Erie Ave
ZIP: 44052
Elementary
Total Enrollment 230
St Peter School
3601 Oberlin Ave
ZIP: 44053
Elementary
Total Enrollment 355
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