Lorain Ohio Census Information

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 27,000 households in Lorain, Ohio. The average household size was 2.6 people.Families made up 66 percent of the households in Lorain, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (40 percent) and other families (26 percent). Nonfamily households made up 34 percent of all households in Lorain, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
The Types of Households in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 Married-couple families 40%Other families 26%People living alone 30%Other nonfamily households 4%  Percent of households
NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Three percent of the people living in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-seven percent was native, including 72 percent who were born in Ohio.
Among people at least five years old living in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009, 17 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 83 percent spoke Spanish and 17 percent spoke some other language; 35 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”
GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 81 percent of the people at least one year old living in Lorain, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 15 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 2 percent from another county in the same state, 1 percent from another state, and 1 percent from abroad.
Geographic Mobility of Residents of Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 Same residence 81%Different residence, same county 15%Different county, same state 2%Different state 1%Abroad 1%  Percent of people age 1 year and over
EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 80 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 11 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Twenty percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Lorain, Ohio was 18,000 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 2,300 and elementary or high school enrollment was 12,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 3,700.
The Educational Attainment of People in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 Graduate or professional degree 4%Bachelor’s degree 7%Associate’s degree 8%Some college, no degree 22%High school diploma or equivalency 40%Less than high school diploma 20%  Percent of people 25 years and over
DISABILITY: In Lorain, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.
INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Lorain, Ohio were Manufacturing, 22 percent, and Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 22 percent.
Employment by Industry in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 1%Construction 4%Manufacturing 22%Wholesale trade 2%Retail trade 11%Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 5%Information 2%Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 4%Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 7%Educational services, and health care and social assistance 22%Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 9%Other Services, except public administration 5%Public administration 5%  Percent of employed people 16 years and over
OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 24 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 24 percent; Sales and office occupations, 23 percent; Service occupations, 22 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 7 percent. Eighty-three percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 13 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 4 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.
TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-two percent of Lorain, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 13 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 2 percent used other means. The remaining 1 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 23.4 minutes to get to work.
INCOME: The median income of households in Lorain, Ohio was $36,155. Seventy-three percent of the households received earnings and 22 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty-one percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,022. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 24 percent of people were in poverty. Thirty-eight percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 12 percent of people 65 years old and over. Twenty-one percent of all families and 44 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.
Poverty Rates in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 People age 65 and over 12%Related children under 18 years 38%All families 21%Female householder families 44%  Percent below poverty level
POPULATION OF Lorain, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Lorain, Ohio had a total population of 70,000 – 37,000 (52 percent) females and 33,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 36.7 years. Twenty-six percent of the population was under 18 years and 14 percent was 65 years and older.
The Age Distribution of People in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 65 and over 14%45 to 64 24%25 to 44 27%18 to 24 8%Under 18 26%  Percent of population
For people reporting one race alone, 66 percent was White; 17 percent was Black or African American; 1 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; less than 0.5 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 9 percent was Some other race. Six percent reported Two or more races. Twenty-three percent of the people in Lorain, Ohio was Hispanic. Fifty-six percent of the people in Lorain, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Lorain, Ohio had a total of 31,000 housing units, 12 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 71 percent was in single-unit structures, 27 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 1 percent was mobile homes. Nine percent of the housing units were built since 1990.
The Types of Housing Units in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 Single-unit structures 71%In multi-unit structures 27%Mobile homes 1%  Percent of housing units
OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Lorain, Ohio had 27,000 occupied housing units – 16,000 (61 percent) owner occupied and 11,000 (39 percent) renter occupied. Six percent of the households did not have telephone service and 12 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Thirty-four percent had two vehicles and another 15 percent had three or more.
HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,104, nonmortgaged owners $391, and renters $589. Thirty-four percent of owners with mortgages, 17 percent of owners without mortgages, and 54 percent of renters in Lorain, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Lorain, Ohio in 2005-2009 Owners with mortgage 34%Owners without mortgage 17%Renters 54%  Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009.