Youngstown, OH
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Updated: 2023-11-16

Living In Youngstown, Ohio Summary

Life in Youngstown research summary. HomeSnacks has been researching the quality of life in Youngstown over the past eight years using Census data, FBI crime data, cost of living data, and other primary sources. Based on the most recently available data, we found the following about life in Youngstown:

  • The population in Youngstown is 61,274.

  • The median home value in Youngstown is $48,600.

  • The median income in Youngstown is $31,020.

  • The cost of living in Youngstown is 82 which is 0.8x lower than the national average.

  • The median rent in Youngstown is $644.

  • The unemployment rate in Youngstown is 14.2%.

  • The poverty rate in Youngstown is 35.3%.

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Youngstown SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
3/10
Housing
3
Affordability
8
Diversity
9.5
Safety
N/A
Amenities
9
Education
5
Commute
8.5
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Youngstown, OH Crime Report

Crime in Youngstown summary. We use data from the FBI to determine the crime rates in Youngstown. Key points include:

  • There were 2,132 total crimes in Youngstown in the last reporting year.

  • The overall crime rate per 100,000 people in Youngstown is 3,556.7 / 100k people.

  • The violent crime rate per 100,000 people in Youngstown is 685.6 / 100k people.

  • The property crime rate per 100,000 people in Youngstown is 2,871.0 / 100k people.

  • Overall, crime in Youngstown is 53.03% above the national average.

2,132
Total Crimes
53.03%
Above National Average

Crime In Youngstown Comparison Table

Statistic Count
Raw
Youngstown
/ 100k People
Ohio
/ 100k People
National
/ 100k People
Total Crimes Per 100K 2,132 3,556.7 2,159.1 2,324.2
Violent Crime 411 685.6 308.8 369.8
Murder 18 30.0 7.0 6.3
Robbery 61 101.8 66.9 66.1
Aggravated Assault 296 493.8 191.6 268.2
Property Crime 1,721 2,871.0 1,850.3 1,954.4
Burglary 447 745.7 318.8 269.8
Larceny 1,004 1,674.9 1,359.8 1,401.9
Car Theft 270 450.4 171.7 282.7

Youngstown, OH Cost Of Living

Cost of living in Youngstown summary. We use data on the cost of living to determine how expensive it is to live in Youngstown. Real estate prices drive most of the variance in cost of living around Ohio. Key points include:

  • The cost of living in Youngstown is 82 with 100 being average.

  • The cost of living in Youngstown is 0.8x lower than the national average.

  • The median home value in Youngstown is $48,600.

  • The median income in Youngstown is $31,020.

82
Youngstown's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Cost Of Living In Youngstown Comparison Table

Living Expense Youngstown Ohio National Average
Overall 82 91 100
Services 102 98 100
Groceries 101 101 100
Health 103 95 100
Housing 38 73 100
Transportation 94 98 100
Utilities 102 93 100

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13 Reviews & Comments About Youngstown

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Christopher Hernandez -

Finally I moved from Youngstown year-and-a-half ago but you know watching that made me a little homesick. It is crazy ruthless there, and if you don't hustle nor have a Savage bone in your body you will not succeed or even live to the age of 35.! Homesick yes, reminding a why I left absolutely! you need to check out Fayetteville Arkansas in the northwest of the state. The economy is crazy strong, they care about their community, I thought I was you know in The wizard of Oz are on the other side of the rainbow when I came here. Goes to show you there's no regrets leaving a place like Youngstown. Youngstown ingrained in me never trust people, be aware of my surroundings, I keep to myself cuz I probably don't want to know nor be part of for that matter. Thank you for sharing. That was crazy seeing where my hometown is on your list of top 10. I love it though


rich1068 -

I live in Youngstown and its kinda s***s here. And before anyone else from Youngstown yell at me a say its not bad let me explain. I live on the West side of Youngstown and all I see is drug dealers and other stuff. Basically someone dies everyday. I had a couple of people from my old high school just killed a kid on the next street over for weed. These kids are 16-18 years old. Like some parts aren't bad but once you lived here long enough you want to leave. And I'm not saying i don't love Youngstown, its just I don't want to die. To many people I know are dying or going to jail. I always have to watch my back here.


Michael Lewis -

I live in Youngstown and I am from Warren..... I really think that this area 330 has been plagued by a culture of underachieving and settling for less. The people here are just people who don't know better cause they hardly ever see it and when they do it's in the form of a things or people who often come off as talking down on the area. Over time this caused a sense of being proud of some of the area's worst qualities... idk just my two cents


Nicole Williams -

I'm from Youngstown..The 'Yo' as most of us call it and it's not that bad..Some people call it The Armpit Of The State ;).. I happen to Love living in Ohio...Everyone has the right to their own opinion though..


bigsirenguy -

I live in West Middlesex PA, a small town maybe a 10 minutes drive from Youngstown. Youngstown State University has a beautiful campus, and the city's downtown is slowly growing back. I love Youngstown.


gearsofwar031 -

I live in Youngstown and I'm doing just fine I live in the last nicest part on the west side


Awesome Sauce -

I lived in Youngstown and it was bad don't live there guys


Linda Novak -

Youngstown is my hometown and it is sad to see it now


Anthony Doyle -

Lmao. I live in Youngstown and it isn't bad at all


AloneSmg -

i live in the west side of youngstown its actually nice


Jen Shively -

I'm from Youngstown. And it truly is the worst city ever


HomeSnacks User - 2019-03-24 21:22:24.641783

I was born and raised in Youngstown, OH.

Unfortunately i have vrry little good to say about this town....We are so repressed and in the black hole that we're not even metioned in statistics- The Greater Youngstown area took a major blow to its economy when the Steel Mills folded up in the late 1970s by early 1980s they were pretty much done. In fact as a result of the Steel Mill closings 40,000 people left the Greater Youngstown-Warren area and migrated elsewhere to survive.

No major industries have decided to come to this rustbelt since those times. We did have General Motors in Lordstown, OH. Since 1967 originally employing close to 6000 employees. By the mid-late 1976 they maxed out at 12000 employees.

The GM Lordstown plant certainly had it layoffs and strikes over the years. But the Lordstown Plant was part of the North-East Ohio community.

Just like the Big Steel Mills eventually died on March 6, 2019 GM produced its last Chevy Cruz. Lordstown was part of the local scene for 53 years now its just one more vacant building to look at and try not to cry.

I wish i could be more hopeful but i can't i was employed by a distribution center that suppied GM Lordstown now we are closed as a result of GM deciding to close the Lordstown Plant.

My favorite place in Youngstown would have to be Mill Creek Metro-Park.


HomeSnacks User -

I've lived in youngstown or it's suburbs all my life. I am happy with youngstown but is it just I do not know a different way or is there problems any place you go.

Home is what we made it along with many of success stories came from youngstown also.

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3

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4

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Youngstown Demographics And Statistics

Population over time in Youngstown

The current population in Youngstown is 61,274. The population has decreased -11.9% from 2010.

Year Population % Change
2021 61,274 -5.3%
2020 64,734 -0.2%
2019 64,852 -0.5%
2018 65,161 -0.6%
2017 65,573 -0.7%
2016 66,013 -0.7%
2015 66,511 -0.9%
2014 67,093 -1.9%
2013 68,373 -1.7%
2012 69,585 -

Race / Ethnicity in Youngstown

White
41.0% (25,094)
African American
41.2% (25,258)
American Indian
0.2% (107)
Asian
0.7% (410)
Hawaiian
0.0% (13)
Other
0.3% (170)
Two Or More
5.3% (3,234)
Hispanic
11.4% (6,988)

Youngstown is:

  • 41.0% White with 25,094 White residents.

  • 41.2% African American with 25,258 African American residents.

  • 0.2% American Indian with 107 American Indian residents.

  • 0.7% Asian with 410 Asian residents.

  • 0.0% Hawaiian with 13 Hawaiian residents.

  • 0.3% Other with 170 Other residents.

  • 5.3% Two Or More with 3,234 Two Or More residents.

  • 11.4% Hispanic with 6,988 Hispanic residents.

Race Youngstown OH USA
White 41.0% 77.8% 59.4%
African American 41.2% 12.2% 12.2%
American Indian 0.2% 0.1% 0.6%
Asian 0.7% 2.3% 5.6%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Two Or More 5.3% 3.3% 3.2%
Hispanic 11.4% 4.1% 18.4%

Gender in Youngstown

Female
49.9% (30,606)
Male
50.1% (30,668)
  • Youngstown is 49.9% female with 30,606 female residents.

  • Youngstown is 50.1% male with 30,668 male residents.

Gender Youngstown OH USA
Female 49.9% 50.7% 50.5%
Male 50.1% 49.3% 49.5%

Highest level of educational attainment in Youngstown for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
5.0% (3,063)
9-12th Grade
11.0% (6,740)
High School / GED
42.0% (25,735)
Some College
21.0% (12,867)
Associate's Degree
7.0% (4,289)
Bachelor's Degree
10.0% (6,127)
Master's Degree
3.0% (1,838)
Professional Degree
1.0% (612)
Doctorate Degree
0.0% (0)
  • 5.0% of adults in Youngstown completed < 9th grade.

  • 11.0% of adults in Youngstown completed 9-12th grade.

  • 42.0% of adults in Youngstown completed high school / ged.

  • 21.0% of adults in Youngstown completed some college.

  • 7.0% of adults in Youngstown completed associate's degree.

  • 10.0% of adults in Youngstown completed bachelor's degree.

  • 3.0% of adults in Youngstown completed master's degree.

  • 1.0% of adults in Youngstown completed professional degree.

  • 0.0% of adults in Youngstown completed doctorate degree.

Education Youngstown OH USA
< 9th Grade 5.0% 3.0% 5.0%
9-12th Grade 11.0% 6.0% 6.0%
High School / GED 42.0% 33.0% 26.0%
Some College 21.0% 20.0% 20.0%
Associate's Degree 7.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Bachelor's Degree 10.0% 18.0% 21.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 8.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 0.0% 1.0% 2.0%

Household Income For Youngstown, Ohio

  • 16.9% of households in Youngstown earn Less than $10,000.

  • 10.0% of households in Youngstown earn $10,000 to $14,999.

  • 15.4% of households in Youngstown earn $15,000 to $24,999.

  • 12.8% of households in Youngstown earn $25,000 to $34,999.

  • 15.9% of households in Youngstown earn $35,000 to $49,999.

  • 15.4% of households in Youngstown earn $50,000 to $74,999.

  • 6.9% of households in Youngstown earn $75,000 to $99,999.

  • 4.5% of households in Youngstown earn $100,000 to $149,999.

  • 1.4% of households in Youngstown earn $150,000 to $199,999.

  • 0.9% of households in Youngstown earn $200,000 or more.

Less than $10,000
16.9% (1,036,893)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.0% (613,589)
$15,000 to $24,999
15.4% (941,042)
$25,000 to $34,999
12.8% (781,919)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.9% (973,386)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.4% (945,055)
$75,000 to $99,999
6.9% (424,484)
$100,000 to $149,999
4.5% (275,041)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.4% (82,866)
$200,000 or more
0.9% (53,119)
Income Youngstown OH USA
Less than $10,000 16.9% 6.2% 5.5%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.0% 4.2% 3.9%
$15,000 to $24,999 15.4% 8.7% 7.8%
$25,000 to $34,999 12.8% 9.1% 8.2%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.9% 12.7% 11.4%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.4% 18.0% 16.8%
$75,000 to $99,999 6.9% 13.2% 12.8%
$100,000 to $149,999 4.5% 15.5% 16.3%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.4% 6.3% 7.8%
$200,000 or more 0.9% 6.2% 9.5%

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