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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Lake County is located in Ohio with a population of 229,701. In Lake County, most residents own their homes. In Lake County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals and retirees live in Lake County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lake County are above average.
Population
229,701

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$150,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$865
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Lake County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    70.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    194.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,419.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    56.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Lake County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$61,137
National
$55,322

Lake County Reviews

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I've lived in Lake County most my life. I'm endlessly impressed with the social, cultural, and natural opportunities between all of Lake Metroparks, Lake Erie, great restaurants, city programs, wineries, and more.
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Lake County is a solid community with individuals who care about and are involved in the community. People favor supporting local businesses, which increases the quality of the area.
Lake County is the best! Everyone you meet is very friendly and usually very helpful. I love the school system and the teachers try to help as much as they can.