Elyria is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 52,656 people and 17 constituent neighborhoods, Elyria is the 15th largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities, Elyria isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Elyria are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elyria is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Elyria who work in office and administrative support (10.93%), sales jobs (10.25%), and food service (9.07%).
In terms of college education, the citizens of Elyria rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.24% of adults 25 and older in Elyria have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Elyria in 2018 was $25,201, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,804 for a family of four. However, Elyria contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Elyria is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Elyria home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Elyria residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Elyria include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Elyria is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.