Warren is a city in and the County seat of Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. Located in northeastern Ohio along the Mahoning River, Warren is approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Youngstown and 15 miles (24 km) west of the Pennsylvania state border.
The population was 41,558 at the 2010 census. Warren is a principal city of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.
|City of Warren|
|Motto(s): "Historic Capital of the Western Reserve"|
Location within the state of Ohio
Location of Warren in Trumbull County
|• Mayor||William D. Franklin|
|• City||16.16 sq mi (41.85 km2)|
|• Land||16.13 sq mi (41.78 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||892 ft (272 m)|
|• Estimate (2015)||40,245|
|• Density||2,576.4/sq mi (994.8/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||330 234|
|GNIS feature ID||1084083|
Following the American Revolutionary War, Americans began to migrate west into present-day Ohio in greater number from the settlements east of the Appalachian Mountains. Ephraim Quinby founded Warren in 1798, on 441 acres (1.78 km2) of land which he purchased from the Connecticut Land Company, as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Quinby named the new settlement for the town's surveyor, Moses Warren. In 1801, the town was designated as the Trumbull County seat.
In 1833, Warren contained county buildings, two printing offices, a bank, five mercantile stores, and about 600 inhabitants.
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 flour mills. 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. During this period, Warren became an important center of trade for farmers living in the surrounding countryside. 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 for the county and region. 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 and carriages. Warren was the first town in the US to have electric street illumination, provided by the Packard Electric Company, which was founded 1890 in Warren. Warren's population was 5,973 people in 1890. Construction began on the Trumbull County Courthouse in downtown Warren on Thanksgiving Day, 1895.
Warren continued to grow in the twentieth century. This was a period when the city was a destination for European immigrants, who often worked in the manufacturing industries. Among the immigrants were people from Italy and Greece, some of whose descendants still speak the languages of their home countries. (See "Demographics" section.) 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. Due to industry restructuring in the mid-20th century, jobs in steel and other heavy industry markedly declined.
Since the early 21st century, many Warren residents have worked in local retail sales businesses and service industries, including health care. 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, built in 1895. It contains one of the largest courtrooms in the state of Ohio and the Trumbull County Carnegie Law Library. Other historic office buildings, banks, stores, and homes surround the Courthouse Square area.
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 county island inside Warren. Delphi Packard Electrical and Ajax TOCCO are located outside city limits.
Warren is located at (41.238206, −80.814554).
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.
As of the census 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.
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.
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