Lorain, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lorain, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Lorain had a population of 739 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Lorain is located at latitude 40.2961 and longitude -78.8961 in Cambria County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Lorain (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cambria County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,542 feet.

The Borough of Lorain (GNIS ID: 1215027) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lorain population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lorain, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 739
Daytime Population: Workers 28
Daytime Population: Residents 371
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 399
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.54
Population in Households 739
Population in Familes 552
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,181
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $40,066
Average Household Income $48,159
Per Capita Income $22,227


Total Housing Units 366 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 253 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $71,394
Average Home Value $85,968


Total Households 331
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 195
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.37% -0.71%
Households -0.29% -0.74%
Families 0.07% -0.73%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.78%

Lorain, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lorain to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1115 37th
Population Density # 643 64th
Diversity Index # 1004 43rd
Median Household Income # 1454 18th
Per Capita Income # 1412 20th

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