Lorain, OH

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Living in Lorain

Lorain is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 65,211 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Lorain is the tenth largest community in Ohio.

Lorain is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lorain is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lorain who work in office and administrative support (11.19%), sales jobs (10.18%), and food service (8.66%).

The percentage of people in Lorain with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.73% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lorain in 2018 was $21,749, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,996 for a family of four. However, Lorain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lorain is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lorain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lorain residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lorain also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lorain include German, Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Lorain is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.