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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$43,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$619
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Youngstown Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    349
    283
  • Murder
    19
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    235
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,435
    500
  • Theft
    1,969
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    376
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,448
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%
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Youngstown Reviews

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Youngstown is a city on the mend. After decades of broken industries, political scandal, and massive population decrease, signs of growth are appearing. Small businesses like coffee shops, restaurants, juice bars, and yoga studios are peppered between a children's science museum, art galleries, and music venues. Workplaces are popping up. Abandoned buildings are coming down. Events such as farmer's markets and plays happen monthly, at a minimum. This is not the Youngstown of yesterday, but the Youngstown of tomorrow and it looks great!
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Youngstown, Ohio once had a larger population during the Steel mills peak during the 40’s-70’s. Blue Monday was the day it all ended. As people began leaving the city, old workers would re-unite on street corners reminiscing about the good old days. Often a bottle of booze would make rounds as guys feared for their futures. Soon guys slowly started bringing drungs to the corner to numb feelings...Their kids grew up and seen this, and figured that grown ups spend theirs money numbing their stress and as a result, them same unemployment corners became drug sales territory, and the community members would keep outsiders off of their block doing business... The future of Youngstown will see better days in the area of industry and employment, and from what the statistics read, Youngstown is making a comback.
Youngstown is a very diverse community offering a variety of cultural experiences. It is also an affordable place to live. Housing in the city and in neighboring communities is reasonable and you will receive more for your money than in other areas. Youngstown State University is a focal point of the community and is a big part of the revitalization of the downtown area. They provide an excellent education and sports programs. The city has a beautiful park system including Mill Creek Park where people of all ages can enjoy the changing seasons. The citizens are friendly, caring people who have found a way to thrive despite facing many adversities along the way. Youngstown remains a city of Hope.