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A+ Youngstown Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A+ Youngstown Cost of Living Cost of living is 17% lower than Ohio
7624% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Youngstown cost of living
F Youngstown Crime Total crime is 62% higher than Ohio
Total crime
4,39760% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2360% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-16%Year over year crime is down
Youngstown crime
F Youngstown Employment Household income is 52% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$24,44856% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$15,71347% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
9%84% higher than the US average
Youngstown employment
F Youngstown Housing Home value is 67% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$43,30077% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$61935% lower than the US average
Home ownership
56%11% lower than the US average
Youngstown real estate or Youngstown rentals
D+ Youngstown Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
50%1% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Youngstown K-12 schools or Youngstown colleges

Living in Youngstown, OH

Youngstown, Ohio is a mid-sized city with a population of 65,161 people. Individuals of White (49%) and Black or African American (44%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Youngstown is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 44% married, this city falls well below the national average.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Youngstown could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Ohio if you know where to search. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like cost of living, weather, education, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Youngstown and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Youngstown to Ohio and the national average.

Using data and statistics Youngstown has received a livability score of 65/100. This score is ranked in the 40th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we check out each of the categories individually, we see that Youngstown ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (A+). Youngstown does not do well for the following: crime (F), weather (D), employment (F) and housing (F). It might be wise to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Youngstown has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Fellows Riverside Gardens, The Butler Institute of American Art, and OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children's Center for Science & Technology.

From the cost of groceries to never ending utility bills, monthly expenses can add up in a hurry. We are happy to report that the cost of living in Youngstown is actually 24.28% lower than the national average. You can definitely expect all those irritating monthly expenses to be less than most other cities.

Unemployment rates can range pretty dramatically from one city to another. Knowing that Youngstown has an unemployment rate of 0% probably means that there are ample job opportunities for you to consider as it is far below the national average.

Youngstown real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Youngstown.

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Compare Youngstown, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Youngstown, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Hazelton, Youngstown801.4450
Kirkmere, Youngstown752.86,418
Schenley, Youngstown722.44,412
Ysu, Youngstown710.6292
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
North Heights, Youngstown7024,825
Pleasant Grove, Youngstown692.92,004
Steelton, Youngstown682.2961
Oak Hill, Youngstown681985

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Gibsonia, PA8447.92,640
Freedom, PA8435.21,564
Hubbard, OH835.87,686
Columbiana, OH8314.86,463
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Youngstown, OH - Nothing but Fond Memories

I lived in Youngstown, Ohio when I was first married 40 years ago. I remember living right down the street from St. Elizabeth's Hospital and behind Stanbaugh Auditorium. Both are still there today, and both are still thriving as important landmarks in the city.

At the time, my husband was a student at Youngstown State University. The school did not have much of a football program at the time, but we used to attend the games on Saturday mornings at one of the local high school football fields. The team never seemed to win, but the students had so much school spirit that it did not matter at all. The Penguins, which was the mascot and still is, were made up of willing participants who played hard. Many years later, and much to my surprise, the Youngstown State University football team became quite good and nationally respected as a Davison 1 team, the highest level in collegiate competition.

The sprit of Youngstown, Ohio is a symbol of the growth of the university and its football team, as well as the city. I have fond memories of Youngstown, Ohio. It is a proud town, based on sheer gut and innovation, and that is the heart and soul of every American city.
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Source: The Youngstown, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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