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Elyria is a city in Lorain County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after settler Heman Ely
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Ohio named Elyria. For links to other places called Elyria, OH, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Elyria is 41.368N. The longitude is -82.107W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 715 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,096.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Elyria demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lorain County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cleveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44039 ZIP code.
21% of Elyria residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Elyria ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Elyria was $19,344, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Elyria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Elyria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $901.
Libraries in Elyria include Elyria Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Elyria include Chronicle-Telegram
Lorain County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elyria political report.
The average commute time for Elyria workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Elyria between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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