Lorain, Pennsylvania

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Lorain, Pennsylvania
Borough
Lorain, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Lorain, Pennsylvania
Lorain, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°17′48″N 78°53′45″W / 40.29667°N 78.89583°W / 40.29667; -78.89583Coordinates: 40°17′48″N 78°53′45″W / 40.29667°N 78.89583°W / 40.29667; -78.89583
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cambria
Incorporated 1915
Government
 • Type Borough Council
 • Mayor George Randolph
 • President James Hollis
 • Vice President John Custer
 • Secretary & Treasurer Amy Gmuca
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 1,526 ft (465 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 747
 • Density 2,244.7/sq mi (866.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 15902
Area code(s) 814
Website http://www.lorainborough.org/

Lorain is a borough in Cambria County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 747 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Lorain is located at 40°17′48″N 78°53′45″W / 40.29667°N 78.89583°W / 40.29667; -78.89583 (40.296574, -78.895756).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 812
1930 1,360 67.5%
1940 1,373 1.0%
1950 1,406 2.4%
1960 1,324 −5.8%
1970 972 −26.6%
1980 989 1.7%
1990 824 −16.7%
2000 747 −9.3%
2010 759 1.6%
Est. 2012 746 −1.7%
Sources:[2][3][4]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 747 people, 336 households, and 217 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,244.7 people per square mile (874.0/km²). There were 365 housing units at an average density of 1,096.8 per square mile (427.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 97.32% White, 1.61% African American, 0.80% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races.

There were 336 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the borough the population was spread out with 18.3% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 22.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.9 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,150, and the median income for a family was $30,441. Males had a median income of $25,500 versus $17,986 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,243. About 13.6% of families and 13.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.

Current Government[edit]

The current Mayor and Council was elected to office in the November 2009 elections. This election was crucial in filling empty council seats.[5] The results of the election placed George Randolph (D) into a four-year term as Mayor with 83 winning votes.[6]

Emergency Services Infrastructure[edit]

The police services are provided by Johnstown Police Department [1] under contract to Lorain Borough.

The Ambulance BLS/ALS are provided through East Hills Ambulance, Inc. as designated by The Southern Alleghenies EMS Council. [2]

Lorain Volunteer Fire Company has operated from 2002 through October 2010 from the Oakland Volunteer Fire Company's facilities. Both Lorain Volunteer Fire Company and Oakland Volunteer Fire Company have augmented one another in providing coverage. The Lorain Borough Volunteer Fire Company's firehall had been sold to John Clawson from Lorain Borough Volunteer Fire Co., in November 2007 for $25,000.[7]

On October 13, 2010 at the monthly council meeting it was announced that the Lorain Borough Fire Department and the Oakland Fire Department would merge.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Hornick, Bernie. "Empty seats: Many communities struggle to fill elected offices", The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA, 11 May 2009. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.
  6. ^ Election '09. "Cambria County Election '09", The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA, 5 November 2009. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.
  7. ^ Staff. "Real Estate Transactions 06/04/2007", The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA, 2 June 2007. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.
  8. ^ Sojak, Frank. "Boro Council: Fire merger will aid Lorain", The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA, 13 October 2010. Retrieved on 2010-10-13.