Introduction to Girard, Ohio

Girard, Ohio, in Trumbull county, is 4 miles NW of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center) and 56 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Youngstown - Warren metropolitan area. It has a population of approximately 10,902.

Girard History

In 1798, a group of land speculators purchased the entire Connecticut Western Reserve. This land was then divided amongst the men, and Liberty Township was created from a part of it. This township was surveyed again and divided into 25 lots. The area now known as Girard was one of these lots. Hieronimus Eckman and his family, who were the first settlers, arrived in Girard in 1802. The community was officially founded in 1836. In the following years, it prospered due to the construction of the Pennsylvania and the Ohio Canal, and the Cleveland and Mahoning Railroad. During the late 19th century, industry grew significantly, especially that of iron and steel. Girard was incorporated as a village in 1893, and it was granted city status in 1921. According to records, the community was named in honor of philanthropist Stephen Girard.

Girard and Nearby Attractions

  • Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor
  • National McKinley Birthplace Memorial
  • Nelson - Kennedy Ledges State Park
  • Arms Family Museum of Local History
  • Lake Milton State Park
  • Holden Arboretum

Things To Do In Girard

Girard is home to several parks which provide a host of recreational facilities including Liberty Park, Prospect Park, Tod Park, and Stambaugh Park. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Mahoning Golf Course. National McKinley Birthplace Memorial is a place of historical interest near the city. The Arms Family Museum of Local History, Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, National Packard Museum, and Lawrence County Historical Society showcase various artifacts and memorabilia reflecting the region's cultural and historical background. Girard Mini-Mall Shopping Center is a popular shopping mall in the city. Among other popular destinations in the area are Holden Arboretum, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure, and Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park.

Girard Transportation

Air transportation is available from Youngstown - Warren Regional Airport.

Girard Higher Education

Youngstown State University, Kent State University - Main Campus, and Mount Union College are some of the colleges near Girard.


Total Population 9,716
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,147
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,141
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,830


Median Family Income $49,036
% Above Poverty Level 81.5%
% Below Poverty Level 18.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 32.1%
Median Gross Rent $604
Median House Value $83,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 15.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Girard Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Youngstown, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles SE of Cleveland, Ohio
County Trumbull
Metro Area Youngstown - Warren
Standard Zip Codes 44420
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.153
Longitude -80.701

Girard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station WARREN 3 S
Distance 6.8 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
Station NEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance 19.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Campbell 8,075 $36,451
Hubbard 7,745 $59,167
Lordstown 3,346 $56,393
McDonald 3,196 $52,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Girard Public Libraries

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Student/teacher ratio: 26.8

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