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Facts About Elyria
The village of Elyria was officially founded in 1817 by Heman Ely, who built a log house, dam, gristmill and sawmill on the village’s site along the Black River. Ely began to build more houses to accommodate European-American settlers migrating to what was, at that time, within Huron County, Ohio. By the time Ely died in 1852, Elyria had five churches, three grocery stores, three flour mills, a newspaper, and a population of more than 1,500. Early postal service from Cleveland was provided by Artemis Beebe, a rider who held the first contract to deliver mail across this section of the Black River.
By the turn of the 20th century, Elyria was a town of about 8,000. In 1908, Elyria Memorial Hospital was built. It has since evolved into an award-winning regional healthcare system. In the first half of the 20th century, the town developed some manufacturing, as well as a range of retail businesses.In August 1967, at the peak of Elyria’s population, Midway Mall was opened. It changed the local economy by attracting local businesses from the town center or causing so much competition they went out of business. Industrial restructuring meant that good jobs left the area, and poverty increased. Three major car plant closings in the area lead to economic stagnation and joblessness in the 1970s and 1980s that affected numerous communities. The region was nicknamed “the Rustbelt,” suggesting the decline of its former industries. In the 1990s, Elyria experienced a minor revival with construction of some new roads and housing. It serves as a residential, suburban “bedroom community” for Cleveland, located to the east, where new businesses and industries are developing with an increase in new jobs. In 2010, there were 54,533 people, 22,400 households, and 14,093 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,651.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,023.6/km2). There were 25,085 housing units at an average density of 1,219.5 per square mile (470.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 78.1 African American, Native American, Asian, from other races, and from two or of the population.
There were 22,400 households of which 31.6 had children under the age of 18 living with them, were married couples living together, had a female householder with no husband present, 5.6 had a male householder with no wife present, and were non-families. 30.5 of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.97. The median age in the city was 38.1 years. 24.2 of residents were under the age of 18; 9 were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7 were from 25 to 44; 26.8 were from 45 to 64; and 14.3 were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.8 male and 52.2 female.
Hard times and new ideas have hit Elyria as the 2000s and 2010s rolled on, as industries such as Bendix, Riddell, and 3M are taking their business elsewhere, outside the city. To prepare for this hit, in March 2016, voters passed Issue 6, which was a 0.5 increase on the city’s income tax, which was passed to pay for police expenses, as well as other things such as parks and Fiberoptic Internet throughout the city. With the Reconstruction of State Route 57 on the city’s Northwest Side by Midway Mall, traffic flow has been greatly improved and there are minor revivals in the area such as new hotels and even hopes that a buyer will revitalize the area, with plans having even been presented. Revitalization efforts for Downtown Elyria continue through the efforts of groups such as Invest Elyria, Main Street Elyria, and in general the citizens. The historic Lorain County Courthouse is also being renovated to suit it for use once again, and a few buildings are even being reconstructed, and a few new ones also being constructed. There are plans for multiple small businesses and restaurants to go in to the downtown area over the next few years as of April 2017, and the city is showing signs of hope and revival, as its residents give the effort to restore the city to its peak days of the early to mid-1900’s. In 2017, Elyria will celebrate its 200th Birthday, and many events and plans have been put forward in light of the city’s Bicentennial Celebration.
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