Warren, Ohio

Warren is a city in and the county seat of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States.[5] The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio, approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Youngstown and 15 miles (24 km) west of the Pennsylvania border.

The population was 41,558 at the 2010 census. Warren is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Warren, Ohio
City of Warren
Downtown Warren
Downtown Warren
"Historic Capital of the Western Reserve"
Location within the state of Ohio
Location within the state of Ohio
Location of Warren in Trumbull County
Location of Warren in Trumbull County
Coordinates: 41°14′18″N 80°48′52″W / 41.23833°N 80.81444°WCoordinates: 41°14′18″N 80°48′52″W / 41.23833°N 80.81444°W
CountryUnited States
 • MayorWilliam D. Franklin
 • City16.16 sq mi (41.85 km2)
 • Land16.13 sq mi (41.78 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)
892 ft (272 m)
 • City41,557
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,576.4/sq mi (994.8/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)330 234
FIPS code39-80892
GNIS feature ID1084083[4]


Ephraim Quinby founded Warren in 1798, on 441 acres (1.78 km2) of land that he purchased from the Connecticut Land Company, as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Quinby named the town for the town's surveyor, Moses Warren. The town became the Trumbull County seat in 1801.[6]

In 1833, Warren contained county buildings, two printing offices, a bank, five mercantile stores, and about 600 inhabitants.[7]

Warren had a population of nearly 1,600 people in 1846. In that same year the town had five churches, twenty stores, three newspaper offices, one bank, one woolen factory and two flourmills. In June 1846, a fire destroyed several buildings on one side of the town square, but residents soon replaced them with new stores and other businesses. Warren became an important center of trade for farmers living in the surrounding countryside during this period. Songwriter Stephen Foster, his wife Jane McDowell, and their daughter Marion lived briefly in Warren.

During the latter decades of the nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, Warren remained an important trading and manufacturing center. By 1888, four railroads connected the community with other parts of Ohio. In that same year, there were five newspaper offices, seven churches, three banks and numerous manufacturing firms in Warren. The businesses manufactured a wide variety of products including linseed oil, furniture, barrel staves, wool fabric, blinds, incandescent bulbs, automobiles[8] and carriages. Warren was the first town in the US to have an electric street illumination, provided by the Packard Electric Company, founded 1890 in Warren.[8] Warren's population was 5,973 people in 1890. Construction began on the Trumbull County Courthouse in downtown Warren on Thanksgiving Day, 1895.[9]

Warren continued to grow in the twentieth century. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, steel production was a major industry in the county because of large deposits of coal and iron ore in surrounding counties. In recent years, many Warren residents have worked in local service and retail sales businesses. In 2000, Warren was Trumbull County's most populated community, with 46,832 residents. Many examples of late 19th and early 20th century architectural styles still stand in downtown Warren, including the Trumbull County Courthouse, which contains one of the largest courtrooms in the state of Ohio and the Trumbull County Carnegie Law Library in addition to office buildings, banks, stores, and homes surrounding the Courthouse Square area.[10]


Major employers in Warren include Trumbull Memorial Hospital, St. Joseph Warren Hospital, the Tribune Chronicle, Seven Seventeen Credit Union, and Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital. Thomas Steel Strip is located in a milk island inside Warren. Delphi Packard Electrical and Ajax TOCCO are located outside city limits.[11]


Warren is located at 41°14′18″N 80°48′52″W / 41.23833°N 80.81444°W (41.238206, −80.814554).[12]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.16 square miles (41.85 km2), of which 16.13 square miles (41.78 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201739,562[13]−4.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

95.5% spoke English, 1.6% Greek, 1.1% Spanish, and 0.9% Italian in their homes.[15]

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 41,557 people, 17,003 households, and 10,013 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,576.4 inhabitants per square mile (994.8/km2). There were 20,384 housing units at an average density of 1,263.7 per square mile (487.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.7% White, 27.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 17,003 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 46,832 people, 19,288 households and 12,035 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,912.4 people per square mile (1,124.5/km²). There were 21,279 housing units at an average density of 1,322.9 per square mile (510.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.94% White, 36.20% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 19,288 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 37.6% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18–24, 27.3% from 25–44, 21.0% from 45–64 and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,147 and the median income for a family was $36,158. Males had a median income of $32,317 versus $23,790 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,808. About 16.2% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.8% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people


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Bill Kollar

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Bob Loveless

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Catherine Bach

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Chris Zylka

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Ezra B. Taylor

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Giant Eagle LPGA Classic

The Giant Eagle LPGA Classic was an official golf tournament on the LPGA Tour held in the Youngstown, Ohio area.

From its beginnings in 1990 until 1992, it was known as The Phar-Mor in Youngstown and was held at Squaw Creek Country Club in Vienna Township, Ohio. It became the Youngstown-Warren LPGA Classic in 1993 and was held at Avalon Lakes Golf Club in Warren, Ohio until 2000. In 1997, Pittsburgh-based grocery store chain Giant Eagle took over the title sponsorship of the tournament. The tournament returned to Squaw Creek in 2001. The last tournament was held in 2004.

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Joey Browner

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John F. Kennedy High School (Warren, Ohio)

John F. Kennedy Catholic High School is a private, Catholic high school in Warren, Ohio, USA. It is owned and operated by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Youngstown. The school teams are known as the Eagles.

Korey Stringer

Korey Damont Stringer (May 8, 1974 – August 1, 2001) was an American college and professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons. He played college football for Ohio State University and was recognized as an All-American. He was drafted in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He died from complications brought on by heat stroke during the Vikings' training camp in Mankato, Minnesota.

Lyle Williams

Lyle Williams (August 23, 1942 – November 7, 2008) was a U.S. Representative from Ohio.

Born in Philippi, West Virginia, he attended the public schools of North Bloomfield, Ohio. He served in the United States Army Reserve from 1960 to 1968, and then worked as a barber. He married Nancy Peterson in 1964 and they had four children.

Williams began his political career by winning election to the Bloomfield School Board, where he served from 1970 to 1972, and then being elected Trumbull County Commissioner from 1972 to 1976.

Williams was elected in 1978 as a Republican to the Ninety-sixth Congress in an upset, narrowly defeating incumbent Democrat Charles J. Carney in a heavily Democratic working class district that included the industrial cities of Youngstown and Warren. He was reelected to the two succeeding Congresses in the 19th and then the 17th district. He was defeated for reelection in 1984 by Mahoning County Sheriff James Traficant, a colorful political maverick.

In all, he served from January 3, 1979 to January 3, 1985, and ran unsuccessfully for reelection to the Ninety-ninth Congress. In 1987, Williams worked for the Department of Interior's Office of Surface Mining on the external affairs staff. He returned to Ohio where he again ran unsuccessfully in 1992 for nomination to the One Hundred Third Congress. After leaving politics, Williams worked as Executive Director for NASPAC. Williams was a resident of Warren, Ohio.

Williams died of a heart attack in Lordstown, Ohio, on November 7, 2008.

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WHKZ (1440 AM) is a radio station in Warren, Ohio, United States. The station carries religious programming from the Salem Network. The bulk of WHKZ's programming is simulcast from WHKW on 1220 kHz in Cleveland, Ohio.

WHKZ simulcasts WHKW throughout much of the broadcast day, but does break away in the late evenings to air Warren native Hugh Hewitt's talk show, which is based at KRLA in Los Angeles and syndicated by Salem Communications. Some other infomercials and religious programming air separately between the two stations.

In February 2008, an agreement was reached for Pittsburgh's Pentecostal Temple Church to acquire WHKZ for a reported sale price of $550,000 and was eventually approved by the FCC, but eventually fell through. The station is still owned and operated by Salem Communications.

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