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Youngstown, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Youngstown had a population of 63,769 as of July 1, 2020. Youngstown ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Youngstown is located at latitude 41.0998 and longitude -80.6495 in Mahoning County. The formal boundaries for the City of Youngstown encompass a land area of 33.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.63 sq. miles. Mahoning County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Youngstown are located in Mahoning County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Trumbull County.

The City of Youngstown (GNIS ID: 1086573) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Youngstown: Youngs Town.


Youngstown, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 63,769 (100%)
Population in Households 57,045 (89.5%)
Population in Families 41,661 (65.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 6,724 (10.5%)
Population Density 1,879
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $28,841
Average Household Income $41,225
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $17,096
Wealth Index5 33


Total HU (Housing Units) 33,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,571 (40.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,818 (35.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,859 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $44,641
Average Home Value $65,212
Housing Affordability Index3 327


Total Households 25,389
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 13,811
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.48% -0.48%
Households -0.54% -0.44%
Families -0.9% -0.67%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.49%


Youngstown, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Youngstown to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 11 99th
Population Density # 310 75th
Median Household Income # 1200 1st
Housing Affordability Index # 1132 93rd
Per Capita Income # 1191 2nd
Diversity Index # 7 100th

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