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Overview

Introduction to Ironton, Ohio

Ironton, Ohio, in Lawrence county, is 15 miles NW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and 100 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. The city is conveniently located inside the Huntington - Ashland metropolitan area.

Ironton History

In 1849, John Cambell, one of the leading pig iron manufacturers, founded the present day city of Ironton. The area was a prime producer of iron during the 1850s and 1890s. Iron produced in this area was used for manufacturing the USS Monitor and other countries, such as France, England and Russia, also purchased iron for warships from Ironton. Other industries that flourished in this area were those that dealt with soap and nail production.

Ironton and Nearby Attractions

  • Lawrence County Museum
  • Wayne National Forest
  • Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
  • Beech Fork State Park
  • Kentucky Highlands Museum and Discovery Center
  • Camden Park

Things To Do In Ironton

While staying in Ironton, you can visit a number of churches including Pine Street United Methodist Church, Ellison Street Church of the Nazarene, Immanuel Church, Loran Street Church and many more. You can plan a trip to the Fifth and Lawrence Streets Residential Historic District and Rankin Historic District. The Beechwood Park is also worth visiting.

Ironton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Tri-State Airport/Milton J. Ferguson Field Airport.

Ironton Higher Education

Ohio University - Southern Campus is located within the city. Other colleges and universities offering facilities for higher education include Marshall University, Ohio University - Main Campus, Shawnee State University and Morehead State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,030
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+3,949
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married40.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,384
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,646

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,056
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.6%
Median Gross Rent$607
Median House Value$93,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
Irish11.9%
English8.2%
Dutch1.3%
African1%
Scottish1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Polish0.4%
Italian0.4%
German0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Senegalese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Ironton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lawrence County
Standard Zip Codes45638
Phone Area Codes740
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.53
Approximate Longitude-82.67

Ironton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationASHLAND
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 68 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationSOUTH POINT
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHUNTINGTON TRI STATE
Distance13.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chesapeake776$41,500
Coal Grove1,885$44,241
Hanging Rock225$58,750
Proctorville553$50,375
South Point3,801$74,205
South Webster677$52,353

Ironton Public Libraries

Briggs Lawrence County Public Library
321 S. 4TH ST.
Ironton, Ohio
(740) 532-1124

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Ironton Public Schools

Dawson-bryant Elementary School
4503 State Route 243
ZIP: 45638
(740) 532-6898
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Ironton Elementary School
302 Delaware St
ZIP: 45638
(740) 532-2209
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Ironton High School
1701 S 7th St
ZIP: 45638
(740) 532-3911
High
Total Enrollment 410
Ironton Middle School
302 Delaware St
ZIP: 45638
(740) 532-3347
Middle
Total Enrollment 344
Rock Hill Elementary School
2676 County Road 26
ZIP: 45638
(740) 532-7016
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Rock Hill Middle School
2171 County Road 26
ZIP: 45638
(740) 532-7026
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
Rock Hill Sr High School
2415 County Road 26
ZIP: 45638
(740) 532-7012
High
Total Enrollment 371

Ironton Private Schools

St Joseph Central High School
912 S 6th St
ZIP: 45638
Secondary
Total Enrollment 99
St Lawrence School
315 S 6th St
ZIP: 45638
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
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