Ironton, OH Profile: Facts & Data


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Ironton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Ironton had a population of 10,657 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.5367 and longitude -82.6829 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.

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

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Ironton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,657
Population in Households 10,286
Population in Familes 7,848
Population in Group Qrtrs 371
Population Density2 2,561
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $35,300
Average Household Income $48,930
Per Capita Income $21,677


Total Housing Units 5,381 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,775 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,821 (33.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 785 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $86,139
Average Home Value $106,115


Total Households 4,596
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,695
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.52% -0.44%
Households -0.57% -0.48%
Families -0.81% -0.63%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2018 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 # 174 86th
Population Density # 140 89th
Diversity Index # 410 66th
Median Household Income # 1147 6th
Per Capita Income # 974 20th

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