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Ironton, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Ironton had a population of 10,644 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Ironton, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,644
Daytime Population: Workers 4,564
Daytime Population: Residents 6,594
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,158
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 10,273
Population in Familes 7,799
Population in Group Qrtrs 371
Population Density2 2,558
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $34,146
Average Household Income $47,384
Per Capita Income $21,004


Total Housing Units 5,333 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,595 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,991 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 747 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $84,130
Average Home Value $102,303


Total Households 4,586
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 2,690
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.61% -0.59%
Households -0.68% -0.62%
Families -0.95% -0.79%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

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, 2017 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 # 175 86th
Population Density # 140 89th
Diversity Index # 390 68th
Median Household Income # 1145 6th
Per Capita Income # 974 20th

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