Lorain, Ohio Population 2021

63,597
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Lorain is a city located in Lorain County Ohio. With a 2020 population of 63,597, it is the 10th largest city in Ohio and the 604th largest city in the United States . Lorain is currently declining at a rate of -0.20% annually and its population has decreased by -0.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 64,097 in 2010. Lorain reached it's highest population of 78,185 in 1970. Spanning over 24 miles, Lorain has a population density of 2,686 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lorain is $52,161 with a poverty rate of 25.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $697 per month, and the median house value is $87,300. The median age in Lorain is 37 years, 33.3 years for males, and 39.6 years for females.

Lorain Demographics

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

  • White: 71.08%
  • Black or African American: 17.80%
  • Two or more races: 5.65%
  • Other race: 3.62%
  • Native American: 0.89%
  • Asian: 0.88%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.09%
The current population of Lorain, Ohio is 63,597 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 63,984.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 64,097.

Lorain, Ohio Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White45,34871.08%
Black or African American11,35517.80%
Two or More Races3,6045.65%
Some Other Race2,3103.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native5650.89%
Asian5640.88%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander550.09%
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Lorain Population by Race

Lorain Population Pyramid $2021

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Lorain Median Age

37


Total

33.3


Male

39.6


Female

Lorain Adults

There are 47,950 adults, (10,067 of whom are seniors) in Lorain.

Lorain Age Dependency

68.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Lorain Sex Ratio

Female

33,250

52.12%

Male

30,551

47.88%

Lorain Population by Age

Lorain Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lorain Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78%22%
All56.1%43.9%
Male54%46%
Non Family48.6%51.4%
Female36.5%63.5%

56.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Lorain Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All25,5772.4756.1
Non Family10,0091.1548.6
Married8,5013.2978
Female5,4263.4436.5
Male1,6413.0554

3.17

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Lorain Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8104.35%
9th to 12th Grade5,70313.70%
High School Graduate14,24334.22%
Some College9,90023.79%
Associates Degree4,66611.21%
Bachelors Degree3,5558.54%
Graduate Degree1,7454.19%
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Lorain Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Lorain Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,93021,6013,832
Hispanic9,7846,929681
Black6,1704,942622
Other Race1,4041,04368
2+ Races1,182953116
Asian345266137
Native American2742014
Islander4646

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.71%.

Lorain Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,778$37,483$27,911
Less Than 9th Grade$21,378$27,124$16,565
High School Graduate$28,962$34,088$23,183
Some College$31,100$37,005$27,936
Bachelors Degree$44,398$53,412$41,883
Graduate Degree$68,854$72,304$66,449

$31,778

Average Earnings

$37,483

Average Male

$27,911

Average Female

Lorain Earnings by Educational Attainment

Lorain Language by Age

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Lorain Language

84.85% of Lorain residents speak only English, while 15.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.11% of the population.

Lorain Language

Lorain Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic18,1125,71631.56%
White32,4765,09015.67%
Black11,2184,66741.60%
Multiple3,5641,41539.70%
Other2,28256924.93%
Asian56416729.61%
Native55911420.39%
Islander55814.55%

25.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.12%

Male Poverty Rate

26.97%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lorain

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lorain is Black, with 41.60% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lorain is Islander, with 14.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.80%.

Lorain Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.26%
High School21.15%
Some College15.51%
Bachelors or Greater7.28%

Lorain Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed43.43%
Female Unemployed40.27%
Female Employed15.10%
Male Employed6.11%

Lorain Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Lorain Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,291$52,161
Families$47,475$61,619
Married Families$71,382$83,246
Non Families$25,460$34,220
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Income by Household Type

Lorain Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Lorain Married by Age and Sex

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Lorain 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 55-64.

Lorain Marital Status by Race

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Lorain Marital Status

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3,877

Number of Veterans

3,397

Male Veterans

480

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,124
First Gulf War748
Second Gulf War527
Korea328
World War II146

Lorain Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,150
65 to 74957
75+890
55 to 64558
18 to 34322

Lorain Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,2128.90%
Hispanic8156.77%
Black3865.13%
Other Race20411.64%
2+ Races533.09%
Islander2240.00%

Lorain Veterans by Race

Lorain Veterans by Education

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9.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lorain Veterans by Education

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57.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.8%

Employment Rate

8.7%

Unemployment Rate

Lorain Employment by Age

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Lorain Employment by Race

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Lorain Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.62%

Born in Lorain

97.37%

Native Born

2.63%

Foreign Born

1.21%

Non Citizen

1.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.37% of Lorain residents were born in the United States, with 76.62% having been born in Ohio. 1.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Lorain Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202163,597-129-0.20%
202063,726-129-0.20%
201963,855-129-0.20%
201863,9842100.33%
201763,774450.07%
201663,729670.11%
201563,662-111-0.17%
201463,773380.06%
201363,735-21-0.03%
201263,756-184-0.29%
201163,940-136-0.21%
201064,076-4,576-0.69%
200068,652-2,593-0.37%
199071,245-4,171-0.57%
198075,416-2,769-0.36%
197078,1859,2531.27%
196068,93217,7303.02%
195051,2027,0771.50%
194044,125-387-0.09%
193044,5127,2171.78%
192037,2958,4122.59%
191028,88312,8556.07%
190016,02811,16512.67%
18904,8630.00%

Lorain Population by Year