Lorain, OH

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Living in Lorain

Lorain is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 63,730 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, Lorain is the tenth largest community in Ohio.

Unlike some cities, Lorain isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lorain are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lorain is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lorain who work in office and administrative support (13.29%), sales jobs (10.08%), and food service (7.88%).

Many people in Lorain take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Lorain citizens for affordable transportation.

In Lorain, just 11.72% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Lorain in 2010 was $19,573, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $78,292 for a family of four. However, Lorain contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lorain is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lorain home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lorain residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lorain also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lorain include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

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