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
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$44,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$615
National
$928
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
    429
    273
  • Murder
    29
    6
  • Rape
    53
    41
  • Robbery
    223
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,771
    525
  • Theft
    2,281
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    432
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$24,133
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    40%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    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 has the nation's largest metro city park known as Mill Creek Park. it has 2,670 acres that are used for recreation, boating, fishing, biking, hiking, ice skating, running, trails, wetlands, tennis courts golf courses and beautiful foliage in the autumn. The University and the classic homes in the Historical District on Fifth Ave. is one of the most beautiful areas of the city.
There are no theaters, major chain department stores, chain supermarkets, car dealerships or anything in it's boundaries. They all ran to the suburbs due to break ins and vandalism.
After September 19, 1977 (known as Black Monday), steel workers would meet on street corners and have beers with each other. These corners known as "Unemployment Corners." The term "Corner Boy" was coined in reference to guys that would frequent the area. Guys drinking and selling nickle bags in 1977, today Prostitution, theft, robberies and homicides arrived with Crack Cocaine.
Great food, great people. Couldn't pick a better place to raise a family! I would recommend anyone interested in moving to Ohio to consider Youngstown, especially to start a business. The business incubator is rated the best in the world! Also, cost of living is extremely affordable.