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Elyria is a township in Lorain County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area. [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 41.400N. The longitude is -82.14W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 741 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,520.
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, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44055 ZIP code.
27% of Elyria residents report German ancestry, and 17% 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 $19,917, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% 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 $463. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $898.
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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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