Lake County (Ohio)

Lake County is a county located in the state of Ohio of the United States. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Painesville.


The County is located almost in the extreme northeastern Ohio, bordered on the north by Lake Erie, the southernmost of the five Great Lakes and has an area of ​​2535 square kilometers, of which 1944 square miles are water. It is bordered clockwise to the following counties: Ashtabula County, Geauga County and Cuyahoga County.


Lake County was formed on March 6, 1840 from parts of Cuyahoga County and Geauga County. It was named after its location on Lake Erie, the southernmost of the five Great Lakes.

Demographic data

1900-1990 2000

According to the census in 2000 lived in Lake County 227 511 people in 89,700 households and 62,520 families. The population density was 385 people per square kilometer. The racial the population was made ​​up of 95.40 percent White, 1.99 percent African American, 0.11 percent Native American, 0.90 percent Asian, 0.02 percent of residents from the Pacific Islander and 0.66 percent from other races groups; 0.92 percent were descended from two or more races. 1.70 percent of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 89,700 households out of which 31.1 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. 56.1 percent were married couples living together, 10.0 percent were single mothers, 30.3 percent were non-families, 25.6 percent of all households and 9.8 percent had someone living alone at the age of 65 years or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

Based on the county the population was spread from 24.2 percent population under 18 years, 7.3 percent between 18 and 24 years, 29.7 percent between 25 and 44 years, 24.7 percent between 45 and 64 years and 14.1 percent were 65 years old or older. The average age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.5 men statistically.

The median income for a household was $ 48,763, and the median income for a family was $ 57,134. Males have a median income of $ 40,916, women $ 28,434. The per capita income was $ 23,160. 3.5 percent of families and 5.1 percent of the population lived below the poverty line. Of these, 6.5 percent were children or adolescents under 18 years old and 5.4 percent are 65 years old.



  • Eastlake
  • Kirtland
  • Mentor
  • Mentor -on-the -Lake
  • Painesville
  • Wickliffe
  • Willoughby
  • Willoughby Hills
  • Willowick


  • Fairport Harbor
  • Grand River
  • Kirtland Hills
  • Lakeline
  • Madison
  • North Perry
  • Perry
  • Timberlake
  • Waite Hill


  • Concord
  • Madison
  • Painesville
  • Perry

Census-designated place

  • North Madison

Other towns

  • Painesville -on-the -Lake
  • Unionville