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Old county building.
Old county building.

Elyria is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, at the forks of the Black River founded in 1817. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 55,953. It is the county seat of Lorain County.GR6 Elyria was founded by Heman Ely.[1]. The current mayor of Elyria is William M. Grace. The city is home to Lorain County Community College. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1667x2500, 1024 KB) Summary Elyria, Ohio old county building. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1667x2500, 1024 KB) Summary Elyria, Ohio old county building. ... Lorain County is a county located in the northeastern region state of Ohio, United States, and is considered to be a part of what is locally referred to as Greater Cleveland. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Black River is a tributary of Lake Erie, about 12 mi (19 km) long, in northern Ohio in the United States. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Lorain County is a county located in the northeastern region state of Ohio, United States, and is considered to be a part of what is locally referred to as Greater Cleveland. ... Lorain County Community College is a community college located in the city of Elyria in Lorain County, Ohio, which is part of the Northeast Ohio region. ...

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History

Elyria was founded in 1817 by Heman Ely from Massachusetts. Elyria was named partly after himself and his fascination with the Austrian province of Illyria, having been acquired by Napoleon in 1809 during Mr. Ely's visit to Europe As the 1900s arrived, Elyria was a small town of about 8,000. As the years progress Elyria removes many things such as the trolley system and a few downtown businesses. Today, Elyria is a peaceful town that is full of history and new buildings. A new police station was built in addition to a new city hall, leaving the original intact. This article is about the U.S. State. ... Illyria Illyria (disambiguation) Illyria (Anc. ...


Geography

Location of Elyria, Ohio

Elyria is located at 41°22′24″N, 82°6′6″W (41.373396, -82.101692).GR1Elyria's zip code is 44035. Image File history File links OHMap-doton-Elyria. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 51.6 km² (19.9 mi²). 51.5 km² (19.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.15%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Also, the Black River flows through Elyria. The Black River is a tributary of Lake Erie, about 12 mi (19 km) long, in northern Ohio in the United States. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 55,953 people, 22,409 households, and 14,834 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,086.2/km² (2,813.7/mi²). There were 23,841 housing units at an average density of 462.8/km² (1,198.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.15% White, 14.17% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 2.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.78% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 22,409 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.4% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.8% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.01. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...

Ely Park fountain and Civil War memorial.
Ely Park fountain and Civil War memorial.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.6% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 92.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.7 males. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1703, 1320 KB) Summary Ely Park in Elyria, Ohio, with fountain and Civil War memorial. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2500x1703, 1320 KB) Summary Ely Park in Elyria, Ohio, with fountain and Civil War memorial. ... This article is becoming very long. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $38,156, and the median income for a family was $45,846. Males had a median income of $34,898 versus $24,027 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,344. About 9.5% of families and 11.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Community

Elyria has an extensive, although financially burdened, community food pantry and "Hot Meals" program administered through several churches and the Second Harvest Food Bank. Hot Meals feeds an average of more than 125 people a night, a portion of which are homeless.[2] The Elyria High School Pioneer Marching Band is also a source of pride for the community.


Recreation and parks

Elyria has a large number of parks and recreational centers that include a variety of activities such as baseball, playground equipment. The 4 recreational centers are named after their location on the map - North, East, South, and West. They each include one or more baseball fields and at least 2 tennis courts. There are two main parks, Cascade and Elywood, which are connected by a drive-on ford in the center. A baseball field is a playing field used for baseball. ... A tennis courts dimension A tennis court is where a game of tennis is played. ... A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain. ...


Cascade Park

Cascade Park is the largest and most popular park in Elyria. The park is located lower than the rest of the city because of a glacier that thousands of years ago had gouged out the area along with the Great Lakes. Cascade park has a large playground and a large hill used for seating at the 4th of July fireworks show, and is a popular spot for sledding during winter months. The Black River winds through the center of the park and can be viewed throughout the park at various locations. The Great Lakes from space The Great Lakes are a group of five large lakes in North America on or near the Canada-United States border. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Black River is a tributary of Lake Erie, about 12 mi (19 km) long, in northern Ohio in the United States. ...


Business

Elyria is home to a few headquarters and businesses. Invacare, a world leader of mobility care, is headquartered in Elyria along with RIDGID Tool and Diamond Products. Also in Elyria is Midway Mall, a local hub for shopping. There are many department stores like Sears, Best Buy, and JCPenney, etc. Along with those there are two Wal-Marts, a 207,000 sq. ft. Supercenter which is one of the largest in the nation [3][4], and a regular one that is to be replaced by another 187,000 sq. ft. Supercenter [5]. A Target and two Giant Eagle grocery stores are also located with the Wal-Mart. RIDGID is the popular name of the Ridge Tool Company of Elyria, OH. Founded in the 1920s as a manufacturer of professional plumbing and HVAC tools, they have relatively recently branched out into more general-purpose hand tools and power tools. ... Midway Mall is a shopping mall located in Elyria, Ohio approximately 25 miles southwest of Cleveland. ... This article refers to Sears as it existed prior to its merger with Kmart. ... Best Buy is sometimes called the big blue box because of the prominent design on Best Buy stores resembling a blue box. ... J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... Giant Eagle, Inc. ...


Schools

Elyria has a large number of public and private schools including Elyria High School. The percent of students at or above proficient in grades of 3 to 8 for OAT Reading and Math tests are 75% and 64% respectively. The percent of students at or above proficient in grades 10-11 for OGT Reading, Science, Writing, and Math are 91%, 77%, 89%, and 85.5% respectively. The Elyria City Schools district consists of one high school, three junior high schools, nine elementary schools, and one kindergarten school. In addition, Elyria is home to Elyria Catholic High School and the Open Door Christian School. Elyria High School is a High School in Elyria, Ohio. ... The Ohio Graduation Test or OGT replaced the Ohio Ninth Grade Proficiency Test as the state-wide exit exam. ...


Transportation

See also: Elyria (Amtrak station)

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides service to Elyria. Amtrak Train 29, the westbound Capitol Limited, is scheduled to depart Elyria at 2:57am daily with service to Sandusky, Toledo, Waterloo, Elkhart, South Bend, and Chicago. Amtrak Train 30, the eastbound Capitol Limited, is scheduled to depart Elyria at 12:10am daily with service to Cleveland, Alliance, Pittsburgh, Connellsville, Cumberland, Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry, Rockville, and Washington, DC. Amtrak Train 49, the westbound Lake Shore Limited, is scheduled to depart Elyria at 3:28am daily with service to Sandusky, Toledo, Bryan, Waterloo, Elkhart, South Bend, and Chicago. Amtrak Train 48, the eastbound Lake Shore Limited, is scheduled to depart Elyria at 3:03am daily with service to Cleveland, Erie, Buffalo-Depew, Rochester, Syracuse, Utica, Schenectady, and Albany-Rensselaer. Train 48 splits at this point with one section proceeding to Boston via Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and Framingham. The other section continues to Croton-Harmon and New York City. Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Parking Yes; free Baggage check No Other information Accessible Code ELY Owned by Amtrak Traffic Passengers (2006) 2,726 7% The Elyria Amtrak station is an Amtrak station in Elyria, Ohio. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Amtraks Capitol Limited is one of the two routes connecting Washington, DC to Chicago, running via Cleveland, Ohio (the other is the Cardinal via Cincinnati). ... Nickname: The Glass City Location in the state of Ohio Country United States State Ohio County Lucas Government  - Mayor Carty Finkbeiner (D) Area  - City 84. ... Union Station is a Chicago train station that opened in 1925, replacing an earlier 1881 station, and is now the only intercity rail terminal in Chicago. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, Steel Town, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18... Burnhams Union Station: the central block of the immense front façade of Union Station Union Station is the grand ceremonial train station designed to be the entrance to Washington, DC when it opened in 1907. ... The Lake Shore Limited is a train route operated by Amtrak in the Midwestern and Northeastern United States on routes formally traveled by the famed 20th Century Limited. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ...


Early Transportation

In the early 1900s, Elyria had a trolley system that helped bring people to work and to shopping centers in downtown. Horse-drawn carriages were a popular form of transportation, but cars were available but scarce. In 1907, the 123 trolley car collided with the 129 car killing 6 people. Elyria Memorial Hospital was built in response to the crash. Elyria built the New York Central Depot hub to connect Elyria to other cities.


Famous Past and Present Residents

Sherwood Anderson in 1933. ... Thelma Drake Thelma D. Drake (born November 20, 1949) is an American politician and a member of the Republican party from the state of Virginia. ... Jackson Carey Frank was a musician who was born in Buffalo, New York in 1943. ... Doug Gillard is a Cleveland, OH-based guitarist who has performed with bands such as Death of Samantha, Gem, Cobra Verde, Guided by Voices, Richard Buckner, and as a solo artist. ... Guided by Voices (often abbreviated as GBV) was an extremely prolific lo-fi/indie-rock band from Dayton, Ohio. ... Victor Felix Vic Janowicz (born February 26, 1930, died February 27, 1996) played halfback for Ohio State University. ... Robert Edwin Lee (October 15, 1918 - July 8, 1994), was a playwright and lyricist. ... Les Miles (born November 10, 1953) is an American college football coach and the current head coach of the LSU Tigers. ... Tim Rattay (born March 15, 1977 in Elyria, Ohio) is an American football player who currently plays quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. ... Clayton Rawson (1906 - 1971) was an American mystery writer, editor, and amateur magician. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Breaking Benjamin is an American post-grunge band from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. ... Steven Eric Tovar (born April 25, 1970 in Elyria, Ohio) is a former college and professional American Football linebacker. ... Victoria Wells Wulsin, 2006 Victoria Elizabeth Wells Wulsin (born October 27, 1953) is a physician working on stopping the spread of AIDS in Kenya and the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Second District of Ohio (map) in the 2006 election. ... Tianna Madison (born August 30, 1985 in Elyria, Ohio) is an African American athlete competing in the long jump. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system. ... D. C. Anderson is a U.S. cabaret singer/songwriter and actor who made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webbers The Phantom of the Opera. ...

External links

Government

Education

Community

  • The Chronicle Telegram - Local Newspaper
  • LorainCounty.com - Locally run community website
  • Lorain County Exchange - Community forum where locals go to barter, exchange, and buy/sell goods, services, and information.

Lorain County, Ohio
Elyria, county seat
Municipalities

Amherst | Avon | Avon Lake | Elyria | Grafton | Kipton | LaGrange | Lorain | North Ridgeville | Oberlin | Rochester | Sheffield | Sheffield Lake | South Amherst | Vermilion | Wellington Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Map_of_Ohio_highlighting_Lorain_County. ... Lorain County is a county located in the northeastern region state of Ohio, United States, and is considered to be a part of what is locally referred to as Greater Cleveland. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... List of Ohio county seats: Adams County-West Union Allen County-Lima Ashland County-Ashland Ashtabula County-Jefferson Athens County-Athens Auglaize County-Wapakoneta Belmont County-Saint Clairsville Brown County-Georgetown Butler County-Hamilton Carroll County-Carrollton Champaign County-Urbana Clark County-Springfield Clermont County-Batavia Clinton County-Wilmington Columbiana... Amherst is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. ... Avon is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Avon Lake is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. ... Grafton is a village located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Kipton is a village located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Lagrange is a village located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Lorain is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... North Ridgeville is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, United States. ... Oberlin is a city in Lorain County, Ohio, to the south and west of Cleveland. ... Rochester is a village located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Sheffield is a village located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Sheffield Lake is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... South Amherst is a village located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Vermilion river marina. ... Wellington is a village located in Lorain County, Ohio. ...

Townships

Amherst | Brighton | Brownhelm | Camden | Carlisle | Columbia | Eaton | Elyria | Grafton | Henrietta | Huntington | LaGrange | New Russia | Penfield | Pittsfield | Rochester | Sheffield | Wellington Amherst Township, Lorain County, Ohio Amherst Township is one of 18 townships within Lorain County, Ohio, located in the northern part of the county. ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Brighton Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Brownhelm Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Brownhelm Township website Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Camden Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Carlisle Township (established in 1822) is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Carlisle Township website Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Eaton Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Elyria Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Grafton Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Henrietta Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Huntington Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels LaGrange Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. LaGrange Township website Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels New Russia Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Penfield Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... It has been suggested that Pittsfield, Ohio be merged into this article or section. ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Rochester Township is one of eighteen townships located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ... Sheffield Township is a township in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Map of Lorain County, Ohio With Municipal and Township Labels Wellington Township is a township located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. Lorain County website Categories: | | ...

Census-designated place

Eaton Estates Eaton Estates is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Lorain County, Ohio, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,409. ...


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