Can be used as an adjective to mean "ghetto".
2. An industrial slum city on Lake Erie in NE Ohio in the Cleveland area. Its nicknames include L-Town, Steel City, Lo-City, 440, and Puerto Ricohio. There's a very large steel mill located in Lorain, and Lorain has the highest Hispanic % of any city in Ohio (mostly Puerto Rican/Boricua). Lorain is infamous for its very high crime rate, gangs, poverty, pollution, decay/abandonment, 3rd world conditions, large Puerto Rican (and black) community, and industrial origins. The people who live here also have great pride for the city, despite how bad it is. We do have Lakeview Park, and the SW and NE sides are decent. Unlike most people on this site who say their city is ghetto (when its really safe and suburban), Lorain is actually a very gangsta/dangerous city. Even much worse than its cousin to the south, Elyria (Southside Elyria, Thug City is very ghetto though).
2. Suburban Guy: "Where you from"
South Lorain Guy: "Lorain"
Suburban Guy: "Oh god, please don't kill me!"
(Suburban Guy runs away crying)