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Lorain is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 68,652. Lorain is located in western Ohio, on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River, west of Cleveland. It was first settled in 1807. Ford Motor Company has a plant here, assembling the Ford Econoline van.
Famous Sons And Daughters
- Admiral Ernest J. King, Chief of Naval Operations in WW II
- Major Lofton Henderson, a hero of the Battle of Midway
- Corporal Charles Berry, winner of the Congressional Medal of Honor during WW II
- George Steinbrenner
- nobel prize laureate Toni Morrison
Lorain is located at 41°26'54" North, 82°10'8" West (41.448241, -82.168862).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 68,652 people, 26,434 households, and 17,975 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,103.5/km² (2,858.6/mi²). There are 28,231 housing units at an average density of 453.8/km² (1,175.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 69.70% White, 15.94% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.56% from other races, and 3.99% from two or more races. 21.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 26,434 households out of which 33.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% are married couples living together, 19.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% are non-families. 27.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.7% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.57 and the average family size is 3.11.
In the city the population is spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 85.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $33,917, and the median income for a family is $39,454. Males have a median income of $34,120 versus $23,065 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,340. 17.1% of the population and 14.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 26.5% of those under the age of 18 and 9.2% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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