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Overview

Introduction to Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown is located along the Mahoning River in Mahoning County. The city is situated on the Allegheny Plateau. Youngstown has been well known for steel production, however the industry went into a significant decline during the 1970s. The municipality was named in tribute to John Young who founded the first sawmill and gristmill in the area.

History

Immigrants from Wales, Ireland and Germany came to Youngstown in search of work in the flourishing coal industry. By the mid-19th century the town was home to several iron industrial factories. At the beginning of the 20th century, due to enormous deposits of coal and iron and hardwood forests, Youngstown became the location of a prominent steel industry. In 1901 U.S. Steel was established in the city. During the late 1930s the "Little Steel Strike" occurred which has been recognized as a major event in the history of the labor movement in the country. The effect of the strike was to essentially convert local industrial unions who had not accumulated much power into national collective bargaining powerhouses for some of the country's workers.

Between the 1930s and the 1960s, Youngstown was a prominent center for industry and featured huge furnaces and numerous foundries. However, when a significant number of the factories closed down during the 1970s the economy was severely weakened. In 1969 Youngstown Sheet and Tube Company and Lykes Corporation, based in New Orleans, merged which led to the closing down of a significant part of Youngstown Steel and Tube. This event has been recognized as a major factor in the destruction of the local steel industry which significantly harmed the economy in the area.

Transportation

The Western Reserve Transit Authority provides bus services and Lansdowne Airport offers air transportation. The primary airport in the area is the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The majority of the residents of Youngstown utilize larger airports such as Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport and the Akron-Canton Regional Airport.

Attractions

  • The Chevrolet Centre is the location of hockey games, ice shows, arena football games and other types of events.
  • Powers Auditorium is recognized as the prominent music hall in the city.
  • Stambaugh Auditorium offers concerts and other events.
  • Youngstown Playhouse
  • Butler Institute of American Art is located on the Youngstown State University campus.
  • McDonough Museum of Art
  • Arms Family Museum of Local History
  • The popular Mill Creek Park includes the Fellows Riverside Gardens, Lanterman's Mill, Cinderella Iron Link Bridge, the interesting rock formations located in Bear's Den Meadows, lakes, trails and woodlands.
  • Wick Park

The city is home to Youngstown State University. A branch of Kent State University is located in the area.

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Demographics

People

Total Population64,852
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+21,781
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married27.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.2%
Median Earnings25+$21,907
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,352
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,708

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,473
% Above Poverty Level63.2%
% Below Poverty Level36.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone40.3%
Median Gross Rent$631
Median House Value$43,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.2%
Irish10.3%
Italian10%
African5.1%
English3.4%
Slovak3.2%
Polish2.1%
Hungarian1.7%
Welsh1.1%
Croatian0.9%
Ukrainian0.8%
Greek0.8%
Arab0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Romanian0.7%
Dutch0.7%
Scottish0.5%
Swedish0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Serbian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Russian0.3%
German0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Youngstown Almanac

CategoryValue
County Mahoning County
Standard Zip Codes44502, 44503, 44504, 44505, 44506, 44507, 44509, 44510, 44511, 44512, 44514, 44515
P.O. Box Zip Codes44501, 44513
Company Zip Codes44555
Phone Area Codes234, 330
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.09
Approximate Longitude-80.64

Youngstown 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
Distance7.8 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
StationCANFIELD 1 S
Distance8.4 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip37.4 inches
StationYOUNGSTOWN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 32 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp59 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Campbell7,986$35,151
Girard9,535$47,768
Hubbard7,604$65,505
McDonald3,130$49,034
Poland2,635$88,250
Struthers10,372$47,260

Youngstown Public Libraries

Youngstown And Mahoning County, Pl Of
305 WICK AVE.
Youngstown, Ohio
(330) 744-8636

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Youngstown Hospitals

St Elizabeth Health Center
(Non-profit)
1044 Belmont Avenue
(330) 746-7211
Belmont Pines Hospital
615 Churchill-hubbard Rd
(330) 759-2700
Select Specialty Hospital - Youngstown
1044 Belmont Ave
(330) 841-4750
Surgical Hospital At Southwoods
(Non-profit)
7630 Southern Blvd
(330) 758-1954
Northside Medical Center
(Proprietary)
500 Gypsy Lane
(330) 884-1000

Youngstown Public Schools

Mahoning Valley Opportunity Center
496 Glenwood Ave
ZIP: 44502
(330) 744-7656
High
Total Enrollment 84
Taft Elementary School
730 E Avondale Ave
ZIP: 44502
(330) 744-7973
Primary
Total Enrollment 416
Youngstown Community School
50 Essex St
ZIP: 44502
(330) 746-2240
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Choffin Career Cntr
200 E Wood St
ZIP: 44503
(330) 744-8700
High
Total Enrollment 57
Mollie Kessler
118 E Wood St
ZIP: 44503
(330) 746-3095
Youngstown Virtual Academy
20 W Wood St
ZIP: 44503
(330) 744-8750
High
Total Enrollment 32
Academy For Urban Scholars Youngstown
1350 5th Ave Ste 100 106
ZIP: 44504
(330) 744-9070
High
Total Enrollment 134
Harding Elementary School
1903 Cordova Ave
ZIP: 44504
(330) 744-7517
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
E J Blott Elementary School
4115 Shady Rd
ZIP: 44505
(330) 759-1053
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
East High School
474 Bennington Ave
ZIP: 44505
(330) 744-6915
High
Total Enrollment 1337
Liberty High School
1 Leopard Way
ZIP: 44505
(330) 759-2301
High
Total Enrollment 357
M L King Elementary School
2724 Mariner Ave
ZIP: 44505
(330) 744-7823
Primary
Total Enrollment 447
Mahoning County High School
940 Bryn Mawr Ave
ZIP: 44505
(330) 965-2860
High
Total Enrollment 90
William S Guy Middle School
4115 Shady Rd
ZIP: 44505
(330) 759-1733
Middle
Total Enrollment 348
Youngstown Academy Of Excellence
1408 Rigby St
ZIP: 44506
(330) 746-3970
Primary
Total Enrollment 179
Horizon Science Academy Youngstown
3403 Southern Blvd
ZIP: 44507
(330) 782-3003
Primary
Total Enrollment 410
Life Skills Ctr Of Youngstown
3405 Market St
ZIP: 44507
(330) 743-6698
High
Total Enrollment 180
Southside Academy
1833 Market St
ZIP: 44507
(330) 742-9090
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Summit Academy Secondary - Youngstown
1400 Oak Hill Ave
ZIP: 44507
(330) 747-0950
High
Total Enrollment 269
Williamson Elementary School
58 Williamson Ave
ZIP: 44507
(330) 744-7155
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Chaney Campus Vpa & Stem
731 S Hazelwood Ave
ZIP: 44509
(330) 744-8822
Other
Total Enrollment 544
Rayen Early College
731 S Hazelwood Ave
ZIP: 44509
(330) 744-7602
Middle
Total Enrollment 157
Stambaugh Charter Academy
2420 Donald Ave
ZIP: 44509
(330) 792-4806
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Summit Academy-youngstown
144 N Schenley Ave
ZIP: 44509
(330) 259-0421
Primary
Total Enrollment 200
William Holmes Mcguffey Elementary School
310 S Schenley Ave
ZIP: 44509
(330) 744-7999
Primary
Total Enrollment 727
Boardman Center Middle School
7410 Market St
ZIP: 44512
(330) 726-3400
Middle
Total Enrollment 589
Boardman Glenwood Middle School
7635 Glenwood Ave
ZIP: 44512
(330) 726-3414
Middle
Total Enrollment 737
Boardman High School
7777 Glenwood Ave
ZIP: 44512
(330) 758-7511
High
Total Enrollment 1358
Mahoning Unlimited Classroom
7401 Market St Rm 519
ZIP: 44512
(330) 965-7828
High
Total Enrollment 128
Market Street Elementary School
5555 Market St
ZIP: 44512
(330) 782-3743
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Robinwood Lane Elementary School
835 Indianola Rd
ZIP: 44512
(330) 782-3164
Primary
Total Enrollment 415
Stadium Drive Elementary School
111 Stadium Dr
ZIP: 44512
(330) 726-3428
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Valley Stem+me2 Academy
100 Debartolo Pl
ZIP: 44512
(877) 644-6338
West Boulevard Elementary School
6125 West Blvd
ZIP: 44512
(330) 726-3427
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Paul C Bunn Elementary School
1825 Sequoya Dr
ZIP: 44514
(330) 744-8963
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Austintown Elementary School
215 Idaho Rd
ZIP: 44515
(330) 797-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1071
Austintown Intermediate School
255 Idaho Rd
ZIP: 44515
(330) 797-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1165
Austintown Middle School
800 S Raccoon Rd
ZIP: 44515
(330) 797-3900
Middle
Total Enrollment 1245
Fitch High School
4560 Falcon Dr
ZIP: 44515
(330) 797-3900
High
Total Enrollment 1631
Youngstown Early College
Fedor Hall
ZIP: 44555
(330) 740-7923
High
Total Enrollment 217

Youngstown Private Schools

Islamic Academy Of Youngstown
1670 Homewood Ave
ZIP: 44502
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Potential Development Program School Of Autism
880 E Indianola Ave
ZIP: 44502
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 48
Akiva Academy
505 Gypsy Ln
ZIP: 44504
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Ursuline High School
750 Wick Ave
ZIP: 44505
Secondary
Total Enrollment 402
Cardinal Mooney High School
2545 Erie St
ZIP: 44507
Secondary
Total Enrollment 585
St Joseph The Provider School
1125 Turin Ave
ZIP: 44510
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
St Christine Elementary School
3125 S Schenley Ave
ZIP: 44511
Elementary
Total Enrollment 381
St Charles Elementary School
7325 Westview Dr
ZIP: 44512
Elementary
Total Enrollment 427
Youngstown Christian School
4401 Southern Blvd
ZIP: 44512
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 478
Holy Family Elementary School
2731 Center Rd
ZIP: 44514
Elementary
Total Enrollment 282
The Montessori School Of The Mahoning Valley
2008 Lynn Ave
ZIP: 44514
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Willow Creek Learning Center
1322 W Western Reserve Rd
ZIP: 44514
Elementary
Total Enrollment 60
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