Youngstown is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 64,628 people and 50 constituent neighborhoods, Youngstown is the ninth largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Youngstown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Youngstown is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Youngstown who work in office and administrative support (12.72%), sales jobs (10.86%), and food service (9.30%).
The percentage of people in Youngstown with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.68% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Youngstown in 2010 was $15,056, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,224 for a family of four. Youngstown also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.29% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Youngstown is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Youngstown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Youngstown residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Youngstown also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Youngstown include German, Irish, African, and Slovak.
The most common language spoken in Youngstown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.