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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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People

Total Population 65,573
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 21,181
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 27.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.7%
Median Earnings25+ $20,012
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,607
Median Earnings With High School Degree $19,338

Wealth

Median Family Income $30,705
% Above Poverty Level 61.7%
% Below Poverty Level 38.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.2%
Median Gross Rent $615
Median House Value $44,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.4%
Irish 10%

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

Youngstown Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 57 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
County Mahoning
Metro Area Youngstown - Warren
Standard Zip Codes 44502, 44503, 44504, 44505, 44506, 44507, 44509, 44510, 44511, 44512, 44514, 44515
P.O. Box Zip Codes 44501, 44513
Company Zip Codes 44555, 44598, 44599
Phone Area Codes 330
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.099
Longitude -80.649

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)

Station MINERAL RIDGE WTR WKS
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
Station CANFIELD 1 S
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 37.4 inches
Station YOUNGSTOWN MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 32 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Youngstown, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cornersburg (44511)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Campbell 8,075 $36,451
Girard 9,716 $49,036
Hubbard 7,745 $59,167
McDonald 3,196 $52,321

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

Youngstown Public Libraries

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

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Youngstown Hospitals

ST ELIZABETH HEALTH CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1044 BELMONT AVE
(330) 480-3570
Emergency Service: Yes

WESTERN RESERVE CARE SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
500 GYPSY LANE
(330) 884-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Youngstown High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

FITCH HIGH SCHOOL
4560 FALCON DR
330-797-3900
Serves 1,661 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

BOARDMAN HIGH SCHOOL
7777 GLENWOOD AVE
330-758-7511
Serves 1,633 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

CHANEY HIGH SCHOOL
731 S HAZELWOOD AVE
330-744-8822
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 920 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

RAYEN HIGH SCHOOL
250 BENITA AVE
330-744-8550
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 906 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

WILSON HIGH SCHOOL
2725 GIBSON ST
330-744-8525
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 864 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL
1 LEOPARD WAY
330-759-2301
Serves 681 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.5

LIFE SKILLS CTR OF YOUNGSTOWN
3405 MARKET ST
330-743-6698
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 305 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 25.4

MAHONING UNLIMITED CLASSROOM
100 DEBARTOLO PL STE 115
330-965-7828
A Charter School.
Serves 113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.4

POSITIVE CONNECTIONS HIGH SCHOOL
200 E WOOD ST
330-480-1900
Serves 83 students.

JOHN WHITE LEARNING CENTER
200 E WOOD ST
330-259-1116
A Title I School.
Serves 82 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.1

CHOFFIN CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER
200 E WOOD ST
330-744-8700
A Vocational School
Serves 49 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 1.5

CHOFFIN CAREER & TECHNICAL CENTER
200 E WOOD ST
330-744-8700
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.

JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER (J HIGH SCHOOL
300 E SCOTT ST
330-746-2278
Serves 8 students.

ADAMS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
2537 COOPER ST
330-744-8955

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