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  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-
Youngstown is a town in Ohio with a population of 64,852. Youngstown is in Mahoning County. Living in Youngstown offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Youngstown there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Youngstown and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$43,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$631
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Youngstown Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    377.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    36
    6.1
  • Rape
    50.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    236.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,325.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,008.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    363.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    9%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    41%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Youngstown

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$26,295
National
$55,322
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Youngstown Reviews

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Youngstown is a good place to live in general. There are various different areas that are all unique in their own way. The town has a rich history and diverse population. I've lived in this area for 2.5 years, after having lived in a rural area for the previous 15 years. There is always something to do, a wide array of different stores and shops, and the area is only growing. I worked at a retail store in Youngstown that saw a large amount of traffic, and lived near a mall, which always brought in a large amount of shoppers. The area is liberal in its political views, despite being in a conservative state, which makes it a great place to live for young people. Certain parts of Youngstown are prone to more crime than others, but all in all it is a relatively safe place to live.
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Great experiences happen here in Youngstown, Ohio. There is always something going on downtown which is my favorite spot!
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!