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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.


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Median household income
Local
$38,156
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Elyria demographic reports
Elyria is on the Black River near Lake Erie
Well-known residents have included:
· Sherwood Anderson, writer
Nearby parks & recreation: North Coast Inland Trail
Historic sites and museums: Hickories Museum
Colleges and universities: Lorain County Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 70

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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.

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13% of Elyria residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Elyria, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $430.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $901.


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Libraries in Elyria include Elyria Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Elyria include Chronicle-Telegram

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Lorain County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Elyria political report.

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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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