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Oberlin is a city in Lorain County, in the Cleveland-Elyria metro area.

The community was named after Jean Fr?d?ric Oberlin, Alsatian preacher and philanthropist.

The latitude of Oberlin is 41.293N. The longitude is -82.217W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 814 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,139.


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Median household income
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$41,094
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Oberlin demographic reports
The village and the college were founded together, in 1833, by the Rev. John J. Shipherd and Philo Penfield Stewart.

In 1858, local people rescued an escaped slave who had been seized by slave hunters. 37 people were jailed, accused of violating the Fugitive Slave Law.

Historic sites and museums: Oberlin Heritage Center, Allen Memorial Art Museum
Colleges and universities: Oberlin College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Oberlin demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lorain County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cleveland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 44074 ZIP code.

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15% of Oberlin residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Oberlin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Oberlin was $20,704, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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41% of Oberlin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Oberlin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $444.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $997.


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Libraries in Oberlin include Oberlin Public Library ... View libraries

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Lorain County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Oberlin political report.

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The average commute time for Oberlin workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Oberlin include Oberlin Inn.

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