|City of Lorain|
Location within the state of Ohio
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|- Total||24. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 2 sq mi (62. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²)|
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|- Water||0. 2 sq mi (0. 6 km²)|
|Elevation||610 ft (186 m)|
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Lorain is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. Lorain County is a County located in the US state of Ohio, and is considered to be a part of what is locally referred to as Greater Cleveland Ohio ( is a Midwestern state of the United States. As part of the Great Lakes region, Ohio has long been a cultural and geographical crossroads The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River, west of Cleveland. Greater Cleveland is a Nickname for the Metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland, Ohio. Lake Erie (ˈɪəriː is the fourth largest Lake (by surface area of the five Great Lakes, and the tenth largest globally The Cleveland is a City in the US state of Ohio and the County seat of Cuyahoga County, the most populous county in the state
As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 68,652 making it Ohio's 10th largest city. It was first settled in 1807 and was originally named Charleston.
Ford Motor Company had a plant in the city, assembling the Ford Econoline van; the plant ceased production on December 14, 2005. Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following The Ford E-Series, formerly known as the "Econoline" or "Club Wagon" is a line of full-size Vans (both cargo and passenger and truck Events 1287 - St Lucia's flood: The Zuider Zee sea wall in the Netherlands collapses killing over 50000 people Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The sprawling United States Steel Mills, portions recently acquired by Republic Steel, stretch for nearly 3 miles on the city's south side. Republic Steel was once the third largest Steel producer in the United States. These mills have operated in the city since 1895 and continue to employ thousands of local residents. The Lorain Works is one of the few integrated steel mills left in the United States. Steel Mill was one of Bruce Springsteen 's early bands and performed regularly on the Jersey Shore, in Virginia, and also in California from 1969
Lorain, part of the Cleveland–Elyria–Mentor metropolitan area, is located at (41. Greater Cleveland is a Nickname for the Metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland, Ohio. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced 448241, -82. 168862).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 2 square miles (62. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 8 km²), of which, 24. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 0 square miles (62. 2 km²) of it is land and 0. 2 square miles (0. 6 km²) of it (0. 95%) is water.
Mayors of Lorain (Since 1952)
Politics in the City of Lorain have traditionally been closely tied to that of the local Democratic Party. However, through the years occasional Republicans have been able to win positions. Since the late 1990's Lorain has elected all Democrats to city council but in 1999, Craig Foltin (Republican) was elected Mayor. In 2003, the citizens re-elected Republican Mayor Craig L. Foltin. Education Doctor of Business Administration June 1996 Major in Accounting Minor in Information Systems Cleveland
Lorain is one of the largest cities in Ohio to not have a charter. A charter is the grant of authority or rights stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified The city of Lorain functions under a Statutory government. This provides for a Mayor-Council form of government with, up until recently, 3 at-large seats and 9 wards. (the 9th ward was recently removed because of loss in population, however may return come the next census)
As of the 2005 May Primary the number of residents registered to a party stood at:
Democrats: 11,280 Republicans: 1,971
The city is home to the Lorain Municipal Court which serves the cities of Lorain and Sheffield Lake as well as Sheffield Township.
|Est. 2006||70,592||2. 8%|
As of the census of 2000, there were 68,652 people, 26,434 households, and 17,975 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 2,858. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 1 people per square mile (1,103. 5/km²). There were 28,231 housing units at an average density of 1,175. 5/sq mi (453. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21. 03% of the population. There were 26,434 households out of which 33. 3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43. 6% were married couples living together, 19. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32. 0% were non-families. 27. 4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10. 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 57 and the average family size was 3. 11.
In the city the population was 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 were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85. 4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $33,917, and the median income for a family was $39,454. Males had a median income of $34,120 versus $23,065 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,340. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 14. 2% of families and 17. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 5% of those under age 18 and 9. 2% of those age 65 or over.
Over 70 different nationalities live in the Lorain area. Many were originally attracted by work in the steel mills and ship yards. Lorain is sometimes referred to as Steel City mainly because of its well-known steel mill. One of the highlights of the summer season is the Lorain International Festival.
Broadway, looking north, about 1908
Aerial view, looking north, 1908-1918
"At the loop", 1913