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Ironton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Ironton had a population of 10,735 as of July 1, 2016. Ironton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ironton is located at latitude 38.5313 and longitude -82.6771 in Lawrence County. The formal boundaries for the City of Ironton (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Lawrence County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The City of Ironton (GNIS ID: 2395438) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Ironton is located within Township of Upper, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lawrence County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ironton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ironton: Iron Town, New Town, Newtown.

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Ironton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,735
Population in Households 10,364
Population in Familes 7,874
Population in Group Qrtrs 371
Population Density1 2,580
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 4,597
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 2,702
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,595 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,003 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 739 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $82,465
Average Home Value $98,835


Median Household Income $32,114
Average Household Income $45,014
Per Capita Income $19,849
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.58% -0.35%
Households -0.75% -0.43%
Families -1.03% -0.61%
Median Household Income   -0.56%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Ironton, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ironton to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 170 86th
Population Density1 # 139 89th
Diversity Index2 # 397 68th
Median Household Income # 1151 5th
Per Capita Income # 983 19th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.