Oberlin, Ohio Population 2022

7,884
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Oberlin is a city located in Lorain County Ohio. Oberlin has a 2020 population of 7,884. Oberlin is currently declining at a rate of -1.31% annually and its population has decreased by -6.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,394 in 2010.

The average household income in Oberlin is $66,715 with a poverty rate of 24.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $750 per month, and the median house value is $161,300. The median age in Oberlin is 22.9 years, 22.8 years for males, and 22.9 years for females.

Oberlin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Oberlinwas:

  • White: 73.00%
  • Black or African American: 10.70%
  • Two or more races: 9.54%
  • Asian: 5.50%
  • Other race: 0.64%
  • Native American: 0.62%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Oberlin, Ohio is 7,884 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,884.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,394.

Oberlin, Ohio Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,02473.00%
Black or African American88310.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native510.62%
Asian4545.50%
Some Other Race530.64%
Two or More Races7879.54%
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Oberlin Population by Race

Oberlin Population Pyramid 2022

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Oberlin Median Age

22.9


Total

22.7


Male

23.5


Female

Oberlin Adults

There are 7,173 adults, (1,619 of whom are seniors) in Oberlin.

Oberlin Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

29.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Oberlin Sex Ratio

Female

4,749

57.55%

Male

3,503

42.45%

Oberlin Population by Age

Oberlin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Oberlin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.1%22.9%
Male57.5%42.5%
All57.1%42.9%
Female45.7%54.3%
Non Family41.3%58.7%

57.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Oberlin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,5112.2757.1
Married1,0542.9477.1
Male402.757.5
Female2802.5945.7
Non Family1,1371.5541.3

2.85

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Oberlin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade761.94%
9th to 12th Grade1694.32%
High School Graduate71218.21%
Some College73518.79%
Associates Degree2015.14%
Bachelors Degree88422.60%
Graduate Degree1,13429.00%
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Oberlin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Oberlin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American121212
Asian959595
White2,7372,6161,671
Hispanic31023098
2+ Races25519747
Black639600112
Other Race2323

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Oberlin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,403$41,875$30,303
Less Than 9th Grade$25,529$$26,058
High School Graduate$17,309$29,095$16,076
Some College$17,880$$
Bachelors Degree$40,833$52,823$31,406
Graduate Degree$54,338$45,388$74,250

$36,403

Average Earnings

$41,875

Average Male

$30,303

Average Female

Oberlin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Oberlin Language by Age

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Oberlin Language

86.62% of Oberlin residents speak only English, while 13.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.37% of the population.

Oberlin Language

Oberlin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Asian21010047.62%
Multiple66029945.30%
Black75419826.26%
White3,83779220.64%
Other8NaN%
Hispanic5018416.77%

24.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.11%

Male Poverty Rate

25.48%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Oberlin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Oberlin is Asian, with 47.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Oberlin is Hispanic, with 16.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.12%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.82%.

Oberlin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.69%
High School26.54%
Some College11.04%
Bachelors or Greater4.45%

Oberlin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed15.27%
Male Unemployed22.58%
Female Employed24.60%
Female Unemployed50.00%

Oberlin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Oberlin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$49,840$69,838
Families$75,143$92,839
Married Families$85,288-
Non Families$28,912$41,615
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Income by Household Type

Oberlin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

30.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

35.0%

Male Marriage Rate

27.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Oberlin Married by Age and Sex

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Oberlin 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.

Oberlin Marital Status by Race

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Oberlin Marital Status

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277

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War33
First Gulf War52
Vietnam69
Korea45
World War II41

Oberlin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 345
35 to 5425
55 to 6437
65 to 7465
75+145

Oberlin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1793.27%
Black7810.34%
Asian204.56%

Oberlin Veterans by Race

Oberlin Veterans by Education

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19.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Oberlin Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.7%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Oberlin Employment by Age

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Oberlin Employment by Race

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Oberlin 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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45.92%

Born in Oberlin

93.50%

Native Born

6.50%

Foreign Born

3.87%

Non Citizen

2.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.50% of Oberlin residents were born in the United States, with 45.92% having been born in Ohio. 3.87% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18702,8880.00%
18803,2423541.16%
18904,3761,1343.04%
19004,082-294-0.69%
19104,3652830.67%
19204,236-129-0.30%
19304,292560.13%
19404,305130.03%
19507,0622,7575.07%
19608,1981,1361.50%
19708,7615630.67%
19808,660-101-0.12%
19908,191-469-0.56%
20008,19540.00%
20108,3941990.24%
20118,434400.48%
20128,409-25-0.30%
20138,394-15-0.18%
20148,251-143-1.70%
20158,3561051.27%
20168,328-28-0.34%
20178,276-52-0.62%
20188,304280.34%
20198,199-105-1.26%
20208,094-105-1.28%
20217,989-105-1.30%
20227,884-105-1.31%

Oberlin Population by Year