Community Characteristics

Geography:

» Distance from:
- Cleveland, Ohio                    Approximately 30 miles
- Sandusky, OhioApproximately 40 miles
- Akron, OhioApproximately 50 miles
- Toledo, OhioApproximately 90 miles
- Columbus, OhioApproximately 119 miles
- Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaApproximately 147 miles
- Cincinnati, OhioApproximately 232 miles

Demographics:

- Total Population 55,000
- White 78%
- Black 15%
- Hispanic/Latino 4%
- Others 3%
- Median Age 38.1                 


Quality of Labor Force (2012):

- High School or Higher 87.80%                             
- Bachelor's Degree or Higher 14.00%
- Graduate or Professional Degree 4.90%


Real Estate:

- Housing Units 25,085                                       
- Homeownership Rates 62.80%
- Median Value Owner Occupied Housing $107,400
- Median Gross Rent $688


Transportation Infrastructure:

- Federal Highways                                                     I-90, I-80, I-480                                 
- State Highways 2, 20, 57, 301, 113
- Lorain County Regional Airpot 1 Runway: 5002 feet long, 100 feet
wide
- Elyria Airport 1 Runway: 3000 feet long, 48 feet
wide 
- Norfolk Southern Railroad (East/West)  
- Chessie Railroad (North/South)  
- Elyria Transportation Center  
- AmTrak Station Served by the Capitol Limited (Washington, D.C., to Chicago, running 764 miles (1,230 km) via Pittsburgh and Cleveland) and the Lake Shore Limited (Chicago, Illinois and Albany, New York) routes.
- Greyhound Station 40 East Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035


Educational Institutions:

»Public Schools:
Elyria High School
Eastern Heights Middle School
Northwood Middle School 
Westwood Middle School
Crestwood Elementary School
Ely Elementary School
Franklin Elementary School
McKinley Elementary School
Oakwood Elementary School
Prospect Elementary School
Windsor Elementary School

»Private Schools:
Open Door Christian School
Elyria Catholic High School
First Baptist Christian School
St. Jude School & Preschool
St. Mary's School
Regent Academy
Elyria Christian Academy


Parks & Recreation:

Ely Square
Elywood/Cascade Park
Gateway Park
Garden Park
Hilltop Park
Finwood Estate - Finwood Forest
Washington Village Park
Vic Janowicz Memorial Park - LLE
Academy Circle Park
South Park- Thomas O. Shore Recreation Center 
West Park - C. R. Hoagland Recreation Center
East Park - Charles M. Hyman Recreation Center
North Park Sports Complex
Abbe Road Park
Bell Avenue Tot Lot


 Healthcare Institutions and Organizations:

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
Mercy Regional Medical Center
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center
Superior Medical Care, Inc.
Innovative Health Systems, Inc.
Life Care Ambulance Service
Norther Ohio Imaging Center
J&J Medical Service, Inc.

Housing:


Housing Units54,086
Homeowner Rates25,085
Median Value Owner Occupied Housing62.80%
Median Gross Rent$107,000
Median Real Estate Taxes Paid$688