Location in Ohio
|State :||United States|
|County :||Lorain County|
|Coordinates :||41 ° 22 ′ N , 82 ° 6 ′ W|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||54,533 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||1,058.9 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||51.6 km 2 (approx. 20 mi 2 ) of
which 51.5 km 2 (approx. 20 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||218 m|
|Postcodes :||44035, 44036, 44039, 44074|
|Area code :||+1 440|
|GNIS ID :||1040177|
|Mayor :||Holly Brinda|
Elyria is a city in the north of the US state Ohio , not far from the south bank of Lake Erie on the Black River and 38 km west-southwest of Cleveland . It is the administrative seat ( county seat ) of Lorain County and belongs to the metropolitan area Cleveland- Lorain -Elyria. At the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 54,533.
Elyria was founded in 1817 by Herman Ely in northeast Ohio at the fork of the Black River . The current Mayor of Elyria is Holly Brinda.
The city is the seat of the Lorain County Community College . In addition to Elyria High School and Westwood and Northwood Junior High School , there are nine elementary schools and the Eastern Heights Middle School in the city. There are also denominational private schools such as Elyria Catholic High School , Open Door Christian Schools High, and First Baptist Christian High School .
- Sherwood Anderson (1876–1941), writer, lived temporarily with his family in Elyria
- Keefe Brasselle (1923-1981), actor, took on the title role in 1953 in the film The Eddie Cantor Story about Eddie Cantor
- James Kirkwood junior (1924-1989), playwright ( A Chorus Line ), graduated from Elyria High School
- Jackson C. Frank (1943–1999), folk singer and songwriter
- Doug Gillard (* 1965 in Sandusky ), songwriter and lead guitarist of the band Guided by Voices
- Mark Povinelli (born 1971), actor
- Chad Szeliga (* 1976), drummer for the band Breaking Benjamin ; Son of a music teacher in Elyria, graduated from Elyria High School
- Tianna Madison (* 1985 in Elyria), track and field athlete and world champion in 2005 in the long jump
- Danny Noble (born 1989), American football player
- Site of the city of Elyra, Ohio
- This Land - a series of 4 short documentaries / video essays about Elyria on the New York Times website .