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Overview

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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,615
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens17.5%
Employed Population 16+4,437
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19%
Median Earnings25+$25,930
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,281
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,513

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,163
% Above Poverty Level84.5%
% Below Poverty Level15.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$621
Median House Value$81,200

Ancestry

Italian25.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.8%
German15.1%
Irish14.7%
English4.3%
Polish3.3%
Welsh1.6%
Slovak1.6%
Croatian1.5%
Albanian1.4%
Slovene1.4%
Romanian0.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Scottish0.8%
African0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Ukrainian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Greek0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Macedonian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Girard Almanac

CategoryValue
County Trumbull County
Standard Zip Codes44420
Phone Area Codes234,330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.15
Approximate Longitude-80.69

Girard Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMINERAL RIDGE WTR WKS
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp61 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationWARREN 3 S
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.8 inches
StationNEW CASTLE 1 N
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp34 to 61 F
Jul Temp59 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell8,040$33,722
Hubbard7,686$61,491
Lordstown3,325$65,286
McDonald3,173$52,361
Niles18,877$51,435
Youngstown65,161$31,507

Girard Public Libraries

Girard Free Library
105 E. PROSPECT ST.
Girard, Ohio
(330) 545-2508

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Girard Public Schools

Girard Intermediate Middle School
702 E Prospect St
ZIP: 44420
(330) 545-5219
Middle
Total Enrollment 385
Girard Junior High School
1244 Shannon Rd
ZIP: 44420
(330) 545-5431
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Girard Sr High School
1244 Shannon Rd
ZIP: 44420
(330) 545-5431
High
Total Enrollment 534
Prospect Elementary School
700 E Prospect St
ZIP: 44420
(330) 545-3854
Primary
Total Enrollment 483

Girard Private Schools

St Rose School
61 E Main St
ZIP: 44420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 251
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