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Lorain is a city in Lorain County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.

The community was named after French province

The latitude of Lorain is 41.452N. The longitude is -82.182W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 610 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 67,955.


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Median household income
Local
$33,917
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lorain demographic reports
Lorain is on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River
Former and merged names include:
· Black River Settlement
· Charleston
With the arrival of the Cleveland, Lorain and Wheeling Railroad in 1872, positioned to become a steel city
Public transportation: Lorain County Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 276. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Lorain received national attention for 1924 tornado, which killed 85 people and destroyed much of the city
Setting for Toni Morrison's novel, "The Bluest Eye"
Well-known residents have included:
· Toni Morrison, writer
· Robert F. Overmyer, astronaut
Nearby parks & recreation: Lakeview Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 70

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Lorain residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lorain ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lorain was $16,340, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Lorain residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lorain, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $408.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $839.


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Libraries in Lorain include Lorain Public Library, South Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lorain include Morning Journal

TV stations in Lorain include WUAB.

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

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The average commute time for Lorain workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lorain between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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