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Lorain, Ohio

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Location within the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 41°26′54″N 82°10′8″W / 41.44833, -82.16889
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lorain
Founded 1807
Government
 - Mayor John Romoser (R)
Area
 - City  24.2 sq mi (62.8 km²)
 - Land  24.0 sq mi (62.2 km²)
 - Water  0.2 sq mi (0.6 km²)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 70,592
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Website:http://www.cityoflorain.org/
Aerial view of the harbor at Lorain, Ohio. View is to the southeast.
Aerial view of the harbor at Lorain, Ohio. View is to the southeast.

Lorain is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River, west of Cleveland. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 426 pixels Full resolution (2788 × 1486 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Adapted from Wikipedias OH county maps by Catbar. ... 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. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states, which are... 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. ... Listed are the 88 counties of the state of Ohio. ... 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. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... 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. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Though DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 1001 pixel, file size: 567 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lorain, Ohio ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixels Full resolution (1500 × 1001 pixel, file size: 567 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lorain, Ohio ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... 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. ... Greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio are nicknames for the metropolitan area surrounding Cleveland in Ohio. ... Lake Erie (pronounced ) is the tenth largest lake on Earth[2] and, of the five Great Lakes of North America, is the fourth largest by surface area, the southernmost, shallowest, and smallest by volume. ... The Black River is a tributary of Lake Erie, about 12 mi (19 km) long, in northern Ohio in the United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ...


As of the 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 68,652 making it Ohio's 10th largest city. It was first settled in 1807 and was originally named Charleston. 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. ...


Ford Motor Company had a plant in the city, assembling the Ford Econoline van; the plant ceased production on December 14, 2005. The sprawling United States Steel Mills, portions recently acquired by Republic Steel, stretch for nearly 3 miles on the city's south side. These mills have operated in the city since 1895 and continue to employ thousands of local residents. The Lorain Works is one of the few integrated steel mills left in the United States. “Ford” redirects here. ... The Ford E-Series, also known as the Econoline, is a line of full-size vans and truck chassis from Ford Motor Company. ... is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Republic Steel was once the third largest steel producer in the United States. ...

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Geography

Lorain, part of the Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor metropolitan area, is located at 41°26′54″N, 82°10′8″W (41.448241, -82.168862)GR1. Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ... Old county building. ... Mentor is a city in Lake County, Ohio, United States. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 62.8 km² (24.2 mi²). 62.2 km² (24.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.6 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.95%) 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. ...


Politics

Mayors of Lorain (Since 1952)

  • John C. Jaworski (D) 1952-62
  • Woody W. Mathna (R) 1962-72
  • Joseph Zahorec (D) 1972-80
  • William E. Parker (R) 1980-84
  • Joseph Zahorec (D) 1984
  • Alex M. Olejko (D) 1985-96
  • Joseph Koziura (D) 1996-00
  • Craig L. Foltin (R) 2000-2007 (Aug)
  • John Romoser (R) 2007 (Aug)-Present

Politics in the City of Lorain have traditionally been closely tied to that of the local Democratic Party. However, through the years occasional Republicans have been able to win positions. Since the late 1990's Lorain has elected all Democrats to city council but in 2003 re-elected Republican Mayor Craig L. Foltin. Mayor Craig Foltin ran for the U.S. Congress(13th district of Ohio) and lost to Betty Sutton in the 2006 election. Lorain is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. ... Lorain is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio. ...


Lorain is one of the largest cities in Ohio to not have a charter. The city of Lorain functions under a Statutory government. This provides for a Mayor-Council form of government with, up until recently, 3 at-large seats and 9 wards. (the 9th ward was recently removed because of loss in population, however may return come the next census) It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles accessible from a disambiguation page. ...


As of the 2005 May Primary the number of residents registered to a party stood at:


Democrats: 11,280 Republicans: 1,971


The city is home to the Lorain Municipal Court which serves the cities of Lorain and Sheffield Lake as well as Sheffield Township.


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 1,595
1890 4,863 204.9%
1900 16,028 229.6%
1910 28,883 80.2%
1920 37,205 28.8%
1930 44,512 19.6%
1940 44,125 -0.9%
1950 51,202 16.0%
1960 68,932 34.6%
1970 78,185 13.4%
1980 75,416 -3.5%
1990 71,245 -5.5%
2000 68,652 -3.6%
Est. 2006 70,592 2.8%

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 68,652 people, 26,434 households, and 17,975 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,103.5/km² (2,858.1/mi²). There were 28,231 housing units at an average density of 453.8/km² (1,175.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.70% White, 15.94% African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.56% from other races, and 3.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 21.03% of the population. There were 26,434 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.6% were married couples living together, 19.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.11. 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twetieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,542,199, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 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. ... 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. ... Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 20.5% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.4 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,917, and the median income for a family was $39,454. Males had a median income of $34,120 versus $23,065 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,340. About 14.2% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% 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. ...


Culture

Over 70 different nationalities live in the Lorain area. Many were originally attracted by work in the steel mills and ship yards. One of the highlights of the summer season is the Lorain International Festival.


Notable natives and residents

Terry A. Anderson (b. ... For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty during the Iwo Jima campaign, Cpl Charles J. Berry was posthumously awarded the nations highest military decoration for bravery, the Medal of Honor. ... The Medal of Honor is the highest military decoration awarded by the United States. ... Mining Village, a study by Stevan Dohanos for a mural in the Huntington, West Virginia office of the United States Forestry Service (From the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum) Stevan Dohanos (May 18, 1907-1994) was an artist and illustrator of the social realism school, best known for... Civil War–era portrait of Gillmore. ... Lofton R. Henderson (24 May 1903 – 4 June 1942) was a naval aviator in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. Henderson was born in Lorain, Ohio on 24 May 1903 and graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1926. ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Chester W. Nimitz Frank J. Fletcher Raymond A. Spruance Isoroku Yamamoto Chuichi Nagumo Tamon Yamaguchi â€  Strength 3 carriers, ~50 support ships, 233 carrier aircraft, 127 land-based aircraft 4 carriers, 7 battleships, ~150 support ships, 248 carrier aircraft, 16 floatplanes Casualties 1 carrier... Admiral Ernest Joseph King (November 23, 1878 - June 25, 1956) was the Commander in Chief of the United States Navy during World War II. As such, he was Chester Nimitzs immediate superior but himself was subordinate to Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal. ... The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is the senior military officer in the United States Navy. ... A Fleet Admiral or a Admiral Of The Fleet, as it was first coined, is a military officer of very high rank and is a generic term for a senior admiral in command of a large group of ships, comprising a fleet or, in some cases, a group of fleets. ... The Atlantic Fleet (USLANTFLT) of the United States Navy is the part of the Navy responsible for operations in around the Atlantic Ocean. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For the Louisiana politician, see deLesseps Morrison, Jr. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ) are awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Literature, Peace, and Physiology or Medicine. ... Don Novello (born January 1, 1943, Lorain, Ohio) is an American, writer, film director, producer, actor, singer, and comedian. ... Don Novello as Fr. ... NAME: Robert F. Overmyer (Colonel, USMC, Ret. ... The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States military responsible for providing power projection from the sea,[1] utilizing the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. ... Test pilots are aviators who fly new and modified aircraft in specific maneuvers, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ... Dr. Martha Piper is the former President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia. ... The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a Canadian public university with its main campus located at Point Grey in the unincorporated Electoral Area A, immediately west of Vancouver, British Columbia. ... Helen Steiner Rice (1900 - 1981) was an American writer of religious and inspirational poetry. ... General Johnnie Edward Wilson was born on February 4, 1944 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. ...

See also

  • Lorain Public Library
  • LorainCounty.com - A locally run community website.
  • LorainCountyExchange.com - Where locals go to exchange, barter, buy/sell goods services and information.

References

  1. ^ US Census 2000 est

External links

Surrounds of Lorain
Lake Erie
Vermilion Lorain Sheffield Lake,
Sheffield
Amherst,
Amherst Township,
Sheffield Township,
Elyria,
Elyria Township

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Lorain, Ohio - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (741 words)
Lorain is a city located in Lorain County, Ohio.
Lorain is located in northeastern Ohio, on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Black River, west of Cleveland.
Lorain is one of the largest cities in Ohio to not have a charter.
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