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Lorain County, Ohio

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Founded  April 1, 1824
Largest city  Lorain
Website  www.loraincounty.us
Population  302,827 (2013)
County seat  Elyria
Named for  Lorraine in France
Congressional districts  4th, 7th, 9th
Area  2,391 kmĀ²
Unemployment rate  6.0% (Apr 2015)
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Points of interest  Oberlin Heritage Center
Destinations  Lake Erie, Oberlin, Vermilion, Avon Lake, Elyria
Colleges and Universities  Lorain County Communi, Oberlin College, Lorain County JVS, Vanity School of Cosmetology, Ohio Business College

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Lorain County is a county in northeastern Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 301,356. Its county seat is Elyria. The county was created in 1822 and later organized in 1824.


Map of Lorain County, OH, USA

Lorain County is part of the Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is also home to Amherst, with its sandstone quarries, and Oberlin College, in Oberlin.

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Lorain County was established in 1822, from portions of several of its adjacent counties. This county became judicially-independent in 1824. The original proposed name for the county was "Colerain". ( and therefore, the final name "Lorain" seems to have no true intended connection to the Alsace-Lorraine area of France, as theorized by later historians).


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 923 square miles (2,390 km2), of which 491 square miles (1,270 km2) is land and 432 square miles (1,120 km2) (47%) is water. It is the fourth-largest county in Ohio by total area.

Adjacent counties

  • Cuyahoga County (east)
  • Medina County (southeast)
  • Ashland County (south)
  • Huron County (southwest)
  • Erie County (northwest)
  • Demographics

    As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 301,356 people, 116,274 households, and 80,077 families residing in the county. The population density was 613.6 inhabitants per square mile (236.9/km2). There were 127,036 housing units at an average density of 258.7 per square mile (99.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 84.8% white, 8.6% black or African American, 0.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.5% from other races, and 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 8.4% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 26.5% were German, 16.7% were Irish, 10.9% were English, 8.4% were Polish, 8.2% were Italian, 6.2% were American, and 5.2% were Hungarian.

    Of the 116,274 households, 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.1% were non-families, and 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.02. The median age was 40.0 years.

    The median income for a household in the county was $52,066 and the median income for a family was $62,082. Males had a median income of $49,146 versus $35,334 for females. The per capita income for the county was $25,002. About 10.3% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.5% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


    Lorain County is predominantly Democratic having voted for the Democratic candidate for president in 12 of the last 15 elections. In 2016 Donald Trump came within 131 votes of being the first Republican to capture the county since Ronald Reagan in 1984.

    Higher education

  • Lorain County Community College, Elyria
  • Oberlin College, Oberlin
  • 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
  • Elyria High School, Elyria
  • 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 High School, Lorain
  • Mapleton Local School District (Primarily in Ashland Co.)
  • Mapleton High School, Ashland
  • Midview Local School District
  • Midview High School, Eaton Twp (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
  • The county also includes the Lorain County Joint Vocational School District, which encompasses the entire county and serves students from the Amherst, Avon, Avon Lake, Clearview, Columbia, Elyria, Firelands, Keystone, Midview, North Ridgeville, Oberlin, Sheffield-Sheffield Lake and Wellington school districts from a 10-acre campus on a 100-acre site near the intersection of State Route 58 and U.S. Route 20 in Oberlin.

    Private high schools

  • Elyria Catholic High School, Elyria
  • Lake Ridge Academy, North Ridgeville
  • Open Door Christian School, Elyria
  • Christian Community School, North Eaton
  • First Baptist Christian School, Elyria
  • Census-designated places

  • Eaton Estates
  • Pheasant Run
  • References

    Lorain County, Ohio Wikipedia

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