Elyria is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 53,757 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Elyria is the 14th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elyria is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elyria is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elyria who work in office and administrative support (10.98%), sales jobs (9.68%), and food service (8.84%).
Also of interest is that Elyria has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Elyria rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.52% of adults 25 and older in Elyria have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Elyria in 2018 was $24,443, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,772 for a family of four. However, Elyria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elyria is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elyria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elyria residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elyria include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elyria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.