Introduction to Steubenville, Ohio

Steubenville, Ohio is 34 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is in Jefferson County. The city is part of the Steubenville - Weirton metro area. 

Steubenville History

The town of Steubenville was formed in 1797. It derived its name from Fort Steuben which was built around 1786 - 1787. In fact, the fort was named after Baron Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben. In 1851, Steubenville was incorporated as a city. James Ross and Bezaliel (pronounced Bezaleel) Wells were the founders of the City of Steubenville.

Steubenville and Nearby Attractions

  • Fernwood State Forest
  • Welsh Classic Car Museum
  • Jefferson Lake State Park
  • Old Fort Steuben

Things To Do In Steubenville

Steubenville includes a number of well maintained parks. The Belleview Park includes scenic picnic areas, a swimming pool and golf course and there is a baseball diamond at the Jim Woods Park. If you are interested in the city's history you can visit Fort Steuben. At the junction of the Highway 22 and Highway 7 there is a statue called "Ohio Valley Steelworker" Statue which was created as a tribute to the Ohio Valley Steelworkers. The Fort Steuben Mall Shopping Center and the Hollywood Shopping Center are the local shopping malls.

Steubenville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Steubenville Higher Education

Franciscan University of Steubenville and Jefferson Community College are located nearby.


Total Population 18,381
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 6,656
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 38.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $29,657
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,176
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,401


Median Family Income $47,532
% Above Poverty Level 72.8%
% Below Poverty Level 27.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $565
Median House Value $86,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.9%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 18.3%

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

Steubenville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 34 miles W of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Jefferson
Metro Area Steubenville - Weirton
Standard Zip Codes 43952, 43953
Phone Area Codes 740
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.369
Longitude -80.634

Steubenville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 36 F
Apr Temp 39 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 34 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Station CADIZ
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Empire 263 $45,179

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

Steubenville Public Libraries

Steubenville & Jefferson County, Pl Of
407 S. 4TH ST.
Steubenville, Ohio
(740) 282-9782
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Steubenville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(740) 264-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Steubenville High Schools

420 N 4TH ST
A Title I School.
Serves 770 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

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