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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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-
Lorain County is located in Ohio with a population of 305,405. Living in Lorain County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lorain County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lorain County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lorain County are above average.
Population
305,405

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$751
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Lorain 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
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    165.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    455.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,281.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    78.9
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Lorain County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,987
National
$55,322

Lorain County Reviews

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Lorain city is a good place to be raised in, but to stay and live and find a job, not so much. Lorain is special to me since I lived here most of my life and even though I didn't get the public school atmosphere with the white and smart kids I did get character. I won't have the culture shock of when I see other races. Even though I didn't get the hard education like the next towns over I still managed to be in the top 10 percent in my class. I explore Lorain and it's quiet to enjoy riding a bike, but not friendly riding a car with the messed up roads. It's Erie with empty stores, but I like it since it's reminds me of a Goosebumps episode, like the old Ford plant closed, but I see it as an opportunity to open a Biomass or Recycling plant, which is one of my dreams. Lorain has a few things other places don't like the Palace theater to do summer theater for to put on a show, one of the best six years of my life!
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I love that there is a feeling of community. This can be seen most in the Lorain International Festival. The city of Lorain puts on an amazing festival where one can truly feel the community and closeness that not many cities or counties get to feel. I do like that the mayor of Lorain is younger, allowing for an opportunity for new ideas and fresh faces to be brought in. However, Lorain has a long way to go. We are still seen as very "ghetto" and our public school is not the best. Safety is getting much better and I ahve never felt unsafe or in danger while living in Lorain or in Lorain areas. Lorain is an amazing community with great, caring people, and all I think i8t really needs is a fresh coat of paint.
Born and raised here. All I can say, is I have seen so many changes and sadly, many are for the worst. Unless you have a degree, the jobs are few that can still help you kind of get by. Other than that, you have to work 2 jobs or more to make it. Luckily, the location makes the city a decent mid point for commuting to Cleveland or Erie county. There seems to be more and more boarded up houses around. That bringing more and more violence as well. The place I grew up feeling safe and thought I would love to live the rest of my life, is now the place that I can't wait to get away from when I earn my degree.