Oberlin, Ohio Population 2024

7,410

Oberlin is a city located in Lorain County Ohio. Oberlin has a 2024 population of 7,410. Oberlin is currently declining at a rate of -3.73% annually and its population has decreased by -13.4% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,557 in 2020.

The average household income in Oberlin is $82,142 with a poverty rate of 21.59%. The median age in Oberlin is 25.8 years: 25.7 years for males, and 26 years for females.

Oberlin Demographics

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

  • White: 72.58%
  • Black or African American: 12.88%
  • Two or more races: 10.29%
  • Asian: 4.04%
  • Other race: 0.22%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
4.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,504.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-13.4% (-1,147)
The current population of Oberlin, Ohio is 7,410 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,557.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,94772.58%
Black or African American1,05512.88%
Two or more races84310.29%
Asian3314.04%
Other race180.22%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Oberlin Population by Race

Oberlin Population Pyramid 2024

Oberlin Median Age

25.8

Total

25.7

Male

26

Female

Oberlin Adults

There are 7,414 adults, (1,623 of whom are seniors) in Oberlin.

Oberlin Age Dependency

41.5

Age Dependency Ratio

28

Old Age Dependency Ratio

13.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Oberlin Sex Ratio

Female4,57255.8%
Male3,62244.2%

Oberlin Population by Age

Oberlin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,4642.2650.249.8
Non Family1,1781.5632.367.7
Married1,0042.8573.126.9
Female1803.2336.163.9
Male1022.956.943.1

2.84

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

50.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Oberlin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade832.01%
Associates Degree2716.57%
Bachelors Degree83320.19%
Graduate Degree1,39233.75%
High School Graduate86120.87%
Less Than 9th Grade1232.98%
Some College56213.62%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Oberlin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oberlin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,9692,8541,939
Black702666136
2+ Races33128585
Hispanic24519038
Asian606050

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 83.33%.

Oberlin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$43,340$44,098$40,787
Graduate Degree$61,382$53,167$66,474
High School Graduate$21,058$0$16,884
Less Than 9th Grade$30,917$0$0
Overall$43,202$46,228$38,284
Some College$36,346$36,094$36,458

$43,202

Average Earnings

$46,228

Average Male

$38,284

Average Female

Oberlin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oberlin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Oberlin Language

89.94% of Oberlin residents speak only English, while 10.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.06% of the population.

Oberlin Language

Oberlin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,81375119.7%
Multiple71423332.63%
Black87315217.41%
Hispanic3447321.22%
Asian1196957.98%

21.59%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.58%

Male Poverty Rate

23.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oberlin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oberlin is Asian, with 57.98% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oberlin is Black, with 17.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 46.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.96%.

Oberlin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.98%
High School29.93%
Some College10.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.9%

Oberlin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed65.28%
Female Employed22.97%
Male Employed13.49%
Male Unemployed0%

Oberlin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oberlin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,807$109,339
Households$67,660$82,142
Married Families$98,977$-999,999,999
Non Families$33,980$51,490

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Oberlin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

28.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

31.3%

Male Marriage Rate

26.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Oberlin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Oberlin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Oberlin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Oberlin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

282

Number of Veterans

200

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam99
Second Gulf War45
First Gulf War22
Korea17
World War II16

Oberlin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+109
65 to 7478
18 to 3445
55 to 6443
35 to 547

Oberlin Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2214.04%
Black555.98%
Hispanic226.04%
2+ Races60.87%

Oberlin Veterans by Race

Oberlin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

24.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.5%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oberlin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.2%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Oberlin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Oberlin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Oberlin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

48.23%

Born in Oberlin

94.18%

Native Born

5.82%

Foreign Born

3.34%

Non Citizen

2.48%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.18% of Oberlin residents were born in the United States, with 48.23% having been born in Ohio. 3.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Oberlin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,976-287-4.58%
20286,263-287-4.38%
20276,550-286-4.18%
20266,836-287-4.03%
20257,123-287-3.87%
20247,410-287-3.73%
20237,697-17-0.22%
20227,714-26-0.34%
20217,740-817-9.55%
20208,5573544.32%
20198,203-103-1.24%
20188,306310.37%
20178,275-52-0.62%
20168,327-30-0.36%
20158,3571061.28%
20148,251-143-1.7%
20138,394-15-0.18%
20128,409-25-0.3%
20118,434410.49%
20108,39300%
20008,19540.05%
19908,191-469-5.42%
19808,660-101-1.15%
19708,7615636.87%
19608,1981,13616.09%
19507,0622,75764.04%
19404,305130.3%
19304,292561.32%
19204,236-129-2.96%
19104,3652836.93%
19004,082-294-6.72%
18904,3761,13434.98%
18803,24235412.26%
18702,888-3,088-51.67%
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Oberlin Population by Year