Painesville is a city located in Lake County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city proper had a total population of 17,503. Including the township 52,401. It is the county seat of Lake County.
Painesville is located at 41°43'22" North, 81°14'59" West (41.722793, -81.249597).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 17.3 km2 (6.7 mi2). 15.5 km2 (6.0 mi2) of it is land and 1.8 km2 (0.7 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 10.61% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 17,503 people, 6,525 households, and 4,032 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,130.1/km2 (2,928.6/mi2). There are 6,933 housing units at an average density of 447.6/km2 (1,160.0/mi2). The racial makeup of the city is 76.99% White, 12.93% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 6.50% from other races, and 2.86% from two or more races. 12.89% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 6,525 households out of which 34.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% are married couples living together, 16.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% are non-families. 31.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 3.22.
In the city the population is spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 12.1% from 18 to 24, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 17.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $34,842, and the median income for a family is $41,000. Males have a median income of $31,082 versus $23,346 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,391. 16.0% of the population and 13.4% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 22.6% of those under the age of 18 and 10.4% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.