Elyria, Ohio Population 2020

53,773

Elyria is a city located in Ohio. With a 2020 population of 53,773, it is the 14th largest city in Ohio and the 736th largest city in the United States. Elyria is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually and its population has decreased by -1.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 54,533 in 2010. Elyria reached it's highest population of 57,538 in 1980. Spanning over 21 miles, Elyria has a population density of 2,614 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elyria is $55,443 with a poverty rate of 22.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $731 per month, and the median house value is $97,100. The median age in Elyria is 38.8 years, 37.3 years for males, and 40.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males.

Elyria Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elyria was:

  • White: 76.68%
  • Black or African American: 15.25%
  • Two or more races: 6.00%
  • Asian: 1.05%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elyria, Ohio is 53,773, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,881.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 54,533.

Elyria, Ohio Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,053,930-1,540-0.07%
20192,055,470-1,540-0.07%
20182,057,010-1,540-0.07%
20172,058,550-2,980-0.14%
20162,061,530-2,750-0.13%
20152,064,280-3,180-0.15%
20142,067,4603300.02%
20132,067,1302,4100.12%
20122,064,720-4,080-0.20%
20112,068,800-6,680-0.32%
20102,075,4800.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,34076.68%
Black or African American8,22315.25%
Two or More Races3,2366.00%
Asian5671.05%
Some Other Race4020.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native1420.26%

Elyria Population Pyramid 2020

Elyria Median Age

38.8


Total

37.3


Male

40.1


Female

Elyria Adults

There are 41,615 adults, (8,205 of whom are seniors) in Elyria.

Elyria Age Dependency

61.4

Age Dependency Ratio

24.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Elyria Sex Ratio

Female

28,044

52.02%

Male

25,866

47.98%

Elyria Households and Families

Elyria Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Elyria Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81%19%
All58.7%41.3%
Male55.1%44.9%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Female36.3%63.7%

58.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All22,6822.3558.7
Non Family8,9441.2249.3
Married8,1783.0381
Female4,2323.1436.3
Male1,3283.1455.1

2.97

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

7.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Elyria Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8202.26%
9th to 12th Grade3,85510.65%
High School Graduate12,22233.76%
Some College9,85227.21%
Associates Degree3,86510.68%
Bachelors Degree3,78210.45%
Graduate Degree1,8095.00%

Elyria Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White28,86625,3634,588
Black4,9314,206650
Hispanic1,5461,261179
Multiple Races69761273
Other Race34426950
Asian275220109
Native American11585

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.86%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.64%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,241$38,316$25,712
Less Than High School$20,874$26,365$16,425
High School Grad$26,473$32,464$20,160
Some College$31,334$40,778$26,329
Bachelors Degree$47,042$54,573$43,692
Graduate Degree$64,512$67,679$62,937

$31,241

Average Earnings

$38,316

Average Male

$25,712

Average Female

Elyria Language

Elyria Language by Age

Elyria Language

94.84% of Elyria residents speak only English, while 5.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Elyria Poverty

Elyria Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White38,9946,78117.39%
Black8,0193,18839.76%
Multiple3,1411,29141.10%
Hispanic3,0161,07035.48%
Asian56710919.22%
Other3788522.49%
Native135139.63%

22.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.55%

Male Poverty Rate

25.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elyria

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elyria is Multiple, with 41.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elyria is Native, with 9.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.12%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School32.81%
High School17.11%
Some College16.21%
Bachelors or Greater3.73%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed47.31%
Male Unemployed39.69%
Female Employed14.09%
Male Employed7.68%

Elyria Income

Elyria Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,360$55,443
Families$54,456$63,129
Married Families$70,913$78,999
Non Families$31,136$40,393

Elyria Marital Status

Elyria Marital Status

Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elyria Married by Age and Sex

Elyria Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elyria Marital Status by Race

Elyria Veterans

3,617

Number of Veterans

3,163

Male Veterans

454

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,230
First Gulf War700
Second Gulf War574
Korea258
World War II111
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54885
65 to 74869
55 to 64783
75+677
18 to 34403
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,9838.96%
Black5498.98%
2 or More675.55%
Hispanic543.04%
Other185.23%

$Elyria Veterans by Education

9.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elyria Employment Status

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

57.8%

Employment Rate

7.7%

Unemployment Rate

Elyria Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

77.24%

Born in Ohio

97.64%

Native Born

2.36%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.64% of Elyria residents were born in the United States, with 77.24% having been born in Ohio. 1.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202053,773-54-0.10%
201953,827-54-0.10%
201853,881580.11%
201753,823-54-0.10%
201653,877-47-0.09%
201553,924-159-0.29%
201454,083-35-0.06%
201354,118-45-0.08%
201254,163-158-0.29%
201154,321-167-0.31%
201054,488-1,465-0.26%
200055,953-793-0.14%
199056,746-792-0.14%
198057,5384,1110.74%
197053,4279,6452.01%
196043,78213,4753.75%
195030,3075,1871.89%
194025,120-513-0.20%
193025,6335,1592.27%
192020,4745,6493.28%
191014,8256,0345.36%
19008,7913,1804.59%
18905,6118341.62%
18804,7771,7394.63%
18703,0380.00%