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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
  5. Diversity
    B+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C-
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    B+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B-
Lorain County is located in Ohio with a population of 306,713. In Lorain County, 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
306,713

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$145,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Lorain County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

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

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
$56,965
National
$55,322

Lorain County Reviews

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I think Lorain county is a small place. With it being small its easy to learn. There are many beautiful parts like by the lake and the wooded areas where you can take a walk through nature and enjoy the outdoors. It has a lot of potential to be something great but without the youth its not going to go anywhere. People need to get more engaged in making their home a better place. At night time you can hear a lot of siren. The school system is terrible. There is a gem in the city and its Horizon science Academy. Horizon stays engaged with their students to make sure they are going to succeed, Its a K-12 college prep. school. I have attended Horizon since I was in 6th grade I would not ask to be anywhere else. This is a one of a kind school that just wants to see their students succeed.
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I like Lorain County because it is largely a melting pot of people. On a day to day basis, you can meet different people from varying backgrounds, ethnicity, and walks of life. The city of Lorain in particular is slowly revamping it's downtown, with small businesses moving in all the time
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!