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Overview

Introduction to Ashtabula, Ohio

Ashtabula, Ohio is 31 miles NE of Mentor, Ohio (center to center) and 53 miles NE of Cleveland, Ohio. It is in Ashtabula County. The city is part of the Cleveland-Lorain-Elyria metro area.

Ashtabula History

The present day city of Ashtabula was first settled around 1803. It derived its name from an Indian term meaning "river of many fish." Ashtabula was incorporated in 1891. Before the American Civil War, Ashtabula included a number of stops on the Underground Railroad. These stops were used to help African-American slaves reach Canada in order to gain their freedom. Since the late 19th Century, the harbor of Ashtabula has been a large coal port.

Ashtabula and Nearby Attractions

  • Ashtabula Marine Museum
  • Finish American Heritage and Museum
  • Coast Guard Memorial Museum
  • Hubbard House Museum
  • Great Lakes Marine

Things To Do In Ashtabula

You can enjoy the scenic beauty of Lake Erie while staying at Ashtabula. You can also enjoy the views of the long coal ramp draping at the harbor. The Walnut Beach offers a swimming beach, wildlife preserve, picnic tables, basketball and volleyball courts, and a great view of Ashtabula's historic lighthouse. You can also visit the Hubbard House, Marine museums and the Finnish American Heritage and Museum. Shopping can be enjoyed at Lake Avenue Shopping Center, Harbor Plaza Shopping Center and Ashtabula Plaza Shopping Center.

Ashtabula Transportation

The nearest airport is Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

Ashtabula Higher Education

Kent State University-Ashtabula Regional Campus is the local university. Lakeland Community College, Edinboro University Of Pennsylvania and Youngstown State University are other colleges and universities that offer facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,540
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+6,264
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married37.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.4%
Median Earnings25+$26,844
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,118

Wealth

Median Family Income$35,786
% Above Poverty Level65.7%
% Below Poverty Level34.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone35.9%
Median Gross Rent$621
Median House Value$70,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.2%
Italian14.1%
Irish13.8%
English8.2%
Polish4%
Finnish2.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Hungarian1.7%
Swedish1.3%
Dutch1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Slovak0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Arab0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Slovene0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Greek0.4%
Czech0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Croatian0.3%
German0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
African0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Ashtabula Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ashtabula County
Standard Zip Codes44004
P.O. Box Zip Codes44005
Phone Area Codes440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.87
Approximate Longitude-80.79

Ashtabula Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationASHTABULA
Distance1.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 80 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip39.9 inches
StationDORSET
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp57 to 81 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.2 inches
StationLINESVILLE 1 S
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp15 to 31 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 80 F
Oct Temp40 to 60 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Conneaut12,782$46,893
Geneva6,077$60,741
Jefferson3,295$51,420
Madison3,166$66,532
North Kingsville2,859$62,652
Rock Creek333$55,250

Ashtabula Public Libraries

Ashtabula County District Library
4335 PARK AVE
Ashtabula, Ohio
(440) 997-9341

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Ashtabula Hospitals

Ashtabula County Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2420 Lake Avenue
(440) 997-2262

Ashtabula Public Schools

Early Learning Center
2630 W 13th St
ZIP: 44004
(440) 992-1280
Primary
Total Enrollment 151
Edgewood High School
2428 Blake Rd
ZIP: 44004
(440) 997-5301
High
Total Enrollment 544
Erie Intermediate School
2306 Wade Ave
ZIP: 44004
(440) 992-1260
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Huron Primary School
2300 Wade Ave
ZIP: 44004
(440) 992-1230
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Lakeside High School
6600 Sanborn Rd
ZIP: 44004
(440) 993-2522
High
Total Enrollment 947
Lakeside Junior High School
6620 Sanborn Rd
ZIP: 44004
(440) 993-2618
Middle
Total Enrollment 542
Michigan Primary School
2304 Wade Ave
ZIP: 44004
(440) 992-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Ontario Primary School
2302 Wade Ave
ZIP: 44004
(440) 992-1240
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Ridgeview Elementary School
3456 Liberty St
ZIP: 44004
(440) 997-7321
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Superior Intermediate School
2308 Wade Ave
ZIP: 44004
(440) 992-1270
Primary
Total Enrollment 401
Wallace H Braden Middle School
3436 Edgewood Dr
ZIP: 44004
(440) 998-0550
Middle
Total Enrollment 395

Ashtabula Private Schools

Christian Faith Academy
4322 Park Ave
ZIP: 44004
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Ss John & Paul Elementary School
2150 Columbus Ave
ZIP: 44004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 249
Ss John & Paul High School
541 W 34th St
ZIP: 44004
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 239
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Historic Ashtabula

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Harbor entrance c1900.

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Harbor entrance c1900.

Car dumping machine ca. 1900

Fueling lighter with clam shell hoist ca. 1900

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