Elyria, OH
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Elyria is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 53,775 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Elyria is the 14th largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elyria is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elyria is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elyria who work in office and administrative support (13.68%), sales jobs (9.67%), and healthcare (6.95%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Elyria rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.54% of adults 25 and older in Elyria have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Elyria in 2010 was $21,432, which is middle income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $85,728 for a family of four. However, Elyria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Elyria is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elyria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elyria residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elyria include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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