Columbiana, Ohio

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Columbiana, Ohio

Introduction to Columbiana, Ohio

Columbiana, Ohio, in Columbiana county, is 14 miles S of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 48 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Youngstown - Warren metropolitan area. Columbiana has a population of approximately 5,635.

Columbiana History

Joshua Dixon, an early settler, laid out the village of Columbiana on August 21st, 1805. By 1831, the community had three stores, and a railroad. According to record, the region was initially known as "Dixonville". Harvey S. Firestone, the founder of the Firestone rubber company, was born in Columbiana. In the mid 20th century, the area experienced significant development and Columbiana evolved into a bedroom community. The city is now part of the Columbiana and Mahoning Counties.

Columbiana and Nearby Attractions

  • Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Old Economy Historical Site
  • National Aviary
  • Beaver Creek State Park

Things To Do In Columbiana

The Old Economy Historical Site, where a utopian village was founded in 1824, is a place of historic interest in the area. The National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, Mabel Hartzell Home, Fort Laurens, and Glamorgan Castle are other historic sites near Columbiana. The city also offers easy access to the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, the Butler Institute of American Art, Arms Family Museum of Local History, and Lawrence County Historical Society. The National Aviary, a popular attraction in the region, is home to over 600 endangered and exotic birds. The community celebrates the annual Shaker Woods Festival in August which features some of the best artisans and craftsmen in the nation. Columbiana Street Fair, another major event, is a civic festival hosted by the American Legion in September every year.

Columbiana Transportation

Pittsburgh International Airport is close by.

Columbiana Higher Education

Kent State University - Salem, Kent State University - East Liverpool, Youngstown State University, and Westminster College are some of the colleges near Columbiana.

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High Points

Columbiana strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Ohio):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Columbiana Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Columbiana, Ohio

Comparing Columbiana to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Ohio (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 5
Median Family Income 4 4
College Educated Adults 4 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 7 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 6
Public Transportation Use 4 5
Working at Home 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 4
Housing Recently Built 5 8

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Columbiana Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles S of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Columbiana
Metro Area Youngstown - Warren
Standard Zip Codes 44408
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.888
Longitude -80.694

Columbiana Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CANFIELD 1 S
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 36 to 62 F
Jul Temp 58 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
Station WARREN 3 S
Distance 22.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
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Columbiana Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,635 100%
Male 2,627 46.6%
Female 3,008 53.4%
Under 18 1,071 19%
18+ 4,564 81%
65+ 1,428 25.3%
Median Age 45.5
Average Family Size 2.76
White 5,571 98.9%
African-American 6 0.1%
Asian 10 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.1%
Other 4 0.1%
Mixed Race 39 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.3%

Estimated Columbiana Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,807
Growth 172
Growth % 3.1%

Columbiana Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.1%
Irish 11.6%
English 11.6%
US/American 9.2%
Italian 6.9%
Scottish 4.1%
Scotch-Irish 3.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.8%
Welsh 2.5%
Slovak 2.5%
Polish 2.2%
Swiss 2.1%
French (except Basque) 2%
Pennsylvania German 1.8%
Dutch 1.6%
Hungarian 0.9%
Swedish 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
European 0.5%
Croatian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
Romanian 0.4%
Syrian 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Slovene 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Columbiana 5,635 $42,363
Leetonia 2,043 $39,958
New Middletown 1,682 $42,500
New Waterford 1,391 $44,313
Rogers 266 $33,036
Salem 12,197 $40,191
Washingtonville 789 $29,167

Columbiana Public Libraries

Columbiana Public Library
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(330) 482-5509
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Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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Student/teacher ratio: 15

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