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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Elyria is a town in Ohio with a population of 53,910. Elyria is in Lorain County. Living in Elyria offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Elyria there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Elyria and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Elyria are above average.
About Elyria...
Population
53,910

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$97,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$731
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Elyria 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
    158.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    72.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    119.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    462.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,571.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    104.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Elyria

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,360
National
$55,322
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Elyria Reviews

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I have a deep connection to Elyria. I have lived here my whole life. Elyria gets a bad representation from other cities around us. People tend to put us in a terrible category, saying that we are awful, not family friendly, and consumed with crime- it's not true.
Elyria is a family. We're a community that helps out people who are less fortunate. We are populated with people who aren't particularly millionaires. We know how to take care of others and to offer assistance. We stick up for our hometown- our family, when others try to put it down.
I have always adored Elyria, and I will continue to do so.
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Elyria is suffering from poverty and the flight of industry endemic to the Rust Belt. People here are mostly poor, and typically live here while commuting to their jobs elsewhere, due to the low living cost. Mayor Brinda is attempting to draw new business by rebuilding the roads and schools, and the medical sector is booming, but there are simply too many other, more attractive locations for new businesses and investments, such as Avon and North Ridgeville, that are receiving immigration.
Elyria is a pretty basic midwest town. It does not have much wow-factor. If you were driving through you aren't going to find much. What you will find is a dying mall that desperately needs to get torn down. Elyria is slowly making a comeback, however, as industry in the town is still holding on as some other towns have fallen. Different parts of the town are starting to thrive, as like those around chestnut commons and on the north side. Some parts are also pretty rough and downtown is not very pleasant. Hopefully, Elyria becomes stronger as a new election is coming up.