Ironton, Ohio

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Population in 2019: 10,532 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.1%
 
Males: 5,081  (48.2%)
Females: 5,451  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

44.7 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 45638.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,951 (it was $23,585 in 2000)
Ironton:

$36,951
OH:

$58,642

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $22,386 (it was $15,391 in 2000)

Ironton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,469 (it was $62,900 in 2000)
Ironton:

$103,469
OH:

$157,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $105,843; detached houses: $105,947; townhouses or other attached units: $137,695; mobile homes: $18,511

Median gross rent in 2019: $617.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ironton: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.4%
(22.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 12.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Ironton, OH (2019)
    • 9,80792.3%White alone
    • 4143.9%Black alone
    • 1891.8%Two or more races
    • 1581.5%Hispanic
    • 90.08%Asian alone

Races in Ironton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 30 registered sex offenders living in Ironton, Ohio as of July 04, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ironton is 369 to 1.


Crime rates in Ironton by year

Type

2008

2009

2010

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.5)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(8.8)
1
(8.8)
2
(17.8)
6
(54.3)
7
(63.9)
3
(27.6)
2
(18.4)
10
(93.8)
2
(18.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(26.5)
3
(26.5)
2
(17.8)
5
(45.3)
6
(54.7)
7
(64.5)
5
(46.1)
5
(46.9)
3
(28.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(97.2)
1
(8.8)
3
(26.7)
7
(63.4)
16
(145.9)
11
(101.3)
8
(73.7)
10
(93.8)
13
(122.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
83
(733.2)
60
(530.6)
38
(337.7)
91
(823.9)
68
(620.3)
70
(644.8)
65
(598.9)
50
(468.8)
50
(472.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
161
(1,422)
106
(937.5)
70
(622.1)
215
(1,947)
192
(1,751)
190
(1,750)
169
(1,557)
179
(1,678)
131
(1,239)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(88.3)
8
(70.8)
2
(17.8)
13
(117.7)
9
(82.1)
10
(92.1)
15
(138.2)
111
(1,041)
10
(94.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.9)
1
(9.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index149.797.174.8232.8216.7184.2158.6291.0157.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Ironton, OH

Crime rate in Ironton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.42
Ohio average:

1.06
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Ancestries: American (19.7%), German (19.5%), Irish (12.8%), English (9.8%), African (2.6%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1980

Elevation: 560 feet

Land area: 4.13 square miles.

Population density: 2,547 people per square mile   (average).

Ironton, Ohio map

57 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Ohio:

4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,129 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $947 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Huntington, WV (15.6 miles , pop. 51,475).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (102.3 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (349.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Russell, KY (1.2 miles ),
Flatwoods, KY (1.5 miles ),
Bellefonte, KY (1.6 miles ),
Coal Grove, OH (1.7 miles ),
Raceland, KY (1.7 miles ),
Hanging Rock, OH (1.8 miles ),
Westwood, KY (1.8 miles ),
Worthington, KY (1.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 82.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +664 (+6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,301 (33.4%)

Area code: 740

Distribution of median household income in Ironton, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ironton, OH in 2019
Ironton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 1998: 10 buildings, average cost: $88,300
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 2000: 57 buildings, average cost: $64,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $68,400
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $79,600
  • 2005: 7 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $77,100
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $77,200
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $280,300
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $211,900
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $187,900
  • 2016: 12 buildings, average cost: $54,600
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $64,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ironton, OH residents
Average permit cost in Ironton, OH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.9%
Ohio:

5.2%
Historical population in Ironton, OH
Historical housing units in Ironton, OH
Most common industries in Ironton, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (16.7%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Public administration (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.8%)
  • Construction (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Health care (6.2%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.7%)
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Public administration (10.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Ironton, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Registered nurses (6.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.0%)

Average climate in Ironton, Ohio

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Ironton, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.2. This is about average.

City:

67.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.180. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.180
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.79. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.79
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.128. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.128
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.98. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.98
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ironton-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Ohio state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the Ironton city center killed 7 people and injured 93 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/23/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.5 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 364 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ironton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 261.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 166.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from Ironton center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.8 miles away from Ironton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 281.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lawrence County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ironton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ironton:

  • RIVER VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM-IRONTON CPS (2228 S NINTH ST)
  • BRYANT HEALTH CARE CENTER INC (5TH AND CLINTON STS)
  • JO-LIN HEALTH CENTER INC (1050 CLINTON STREET)
  • RIVER VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM (2228 S NINTH ST)
  • SANCTUARY OF THE OHIO VALLEY (2932 SOUTH 5TH STREET)
  • FMC - IRONTON (158 N 2ND STREET)
  • BELLEFONTE HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY (207 SOUTH 7TH AVENUE)
  • BLESSED AT HOME, LLC (209 NORTH SECOND STREET, SUITE B)
  • RIVER VALLEY HOME HEALTH AGENCY (2228 SOUTH 9TH ST, 3RD FLOOR)

Amtrak stations near Ironton:

  • 5 miles: ASHLAND (99 15TH ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: HUNTINGTON (8TH AVE. & 10TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Ironton:

  • Ohio University-Southern Campus (Full-time enrollment: 1,587; Location: 1804 Liberty Ave; Public; Website: www.southern.ohiou.edu/; Offers Master's degree)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ironton:

  • Ashland Community and Technical College (about 5 miles; Ashland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,482)
  • Marshall University (about 16 miles; Huntington, WV; FT enrollment: 11,450)
  • Shawnee State University (about 23 miles; Portsmouth, OH; FT enrollment: 4,160)
  • Morehead State University (about 48 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 7,523)
  • West Virginia State University (about 51 miles; Institute, WV; FT enrollment: 2,133)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Maysville Community and Technical College (about 62 miles; Maysville, KY; FT enrollment: 2,969)

Public high schools in Ironton:

Private high school in Ironton:

  • ST JOSEPH CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 99, Location: 912 S 6TH ST, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Ironton:

Private elementary/middle school in Ironton:

  • ST LAWRENCE SCHOOL (Students: 131, Location: 315 S 6TH ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Ironton

Library in Ironton:

  • BRIGGS LAWRENCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,366,417; Location: 321 S. 4TH ST.; 201,211 books; 16,232 audio materials; 34,013 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 168 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • River Valley Health System in Ironton is closed. Nearest Hospital is in Bellefonte, KY, or Ashland, KY
  • WKEE is now owned by ClearChannel Communications

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ironton: Ironton Sewage Treatment Plant (A), Oak Ridge (B), Memorial Hall (C), Lawrence County Museum (D), Bide-A-Wee (E), Patriot Emergency Medical Services Ironton Station (F), Southeast Ohio Emergency Medical Services Station 11 Ironton (G), City of Ironton Fire Department (H), Lawrence County Bar and Law Library (I), Briggs-Lawrence County Public Library (J), Ironton City Hall (K), Lawrence County Courthouse (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ironton include: Apostolic Gospel Church (A), Calvary Baptist Church (B), Central Christian Church (C), Christ Episcopal Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Ellison Street Church of the Nazarene (F), Elm Street Church of the Nazarene (G), First Baptist Church of Ironton (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Kelly Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Storms Creek (A), Yellow Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Ironton include: Rankin Historic District (1), Fifth and Lawrence Streets Residential Historic District (2), Beechwood Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Ohio University Nature Center (Nature Centers; 1008 Co Road 29), City Amusement Enterprise (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1606 South 2nd Street).

Hotel: Grandview Inn (154 Co Road 450).

Court: Lawrence County Courthouse Ironton (111 South 4th Street).

Birthplace of: John K. Richards - Federal judge, Terry Waldo - Musician, William S. Livingston - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, George Richards (Marine Corps) - Marine Corps Brevet Medal recipient, William C. Lambert - World War I flying ace, Charlie Hastings - Baseball player, Elza Jeffords - Representative, Harlan Hatcher - Anti-communist, Kelli Sobonya - Politician, Terry Enyart - Baseball player.

Lawrence County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ironton and their reported violations in the past:

HECLA WATER ASSOCIATION-PLANT PWS (Population served: 30,399, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-25-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2014)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Ironton in 2010:

  • 220 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 90 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 35 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Ironton in 2000:

  • 247 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 22 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 22 people in other group homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Ironton (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Ironton Branch at 120 South Third Street, branch established on 1976/09/30; Jones Street Branch at 2301 South Third Street, branch established on 1957/10/14. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • City National Bank of West Virginia: Ironton Branch at 506 Park Avenue, branch established on 1935/06/01. Info updated 2008/01/10: Bank assets: $2,753.2 mil, Deposits: $2,223.1 mil, headquarters in Charleston, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 68 total offices, Holding Company: City Holding Company
  • Liberty Federal Savings Bank: at 314 Park Avenue, branch established on 1896/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $53.5 mil, Deposits: $46.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Ohio River Bank: at 221 Railroad Street, branch established on 1995/05/22. Info updated 2012/01/04: Bank assets: $94.6 mil, Deposits: $78.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.
  • PNC Bank, National Association: Ironton-Main Branch at 110 South Fourth Street, branch established on 1962/11/19. Info updated 2012/03/20: Bank assets: $263,309.6 mil, Deposits: $197,343.0 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3085 total offices, Holding Company: Pnc Financial Services Group, Inc., The
  • Wesbanco Bank, Inc.: Ironton Branch at 311 South Fifth Street, branch established on 1864/02/27. Info updated 2009/04/02: Bank assets: $5,520.2 mil, Deposits: $4,394.5 mil, headquarters in Wheeling, WV, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 115 total offices, Holding Company: Wesbanco, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Ironton:

Marital status in Ironton, OH
  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 37.1%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 16.0%

For population 25 years and over in Ironton:

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Ohio average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ironton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ironton, OH (based on Lawrence County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,55658
Mainline Protestant3,25923
Catholic1,9284
Black Protestant5364
Other1253
None48,046-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 10
Here:

1.60 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Lawrence County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Lawrence County:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Lawrence County:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.4%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

32.5%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

14.1%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.0%
State:

50.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Ironton:

52.4%
Ohio:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Ironton:

28.3
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Ironton:

18.0%
Ohio:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Ironton:

9.0%
Ohio:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Ironton:

34.9%
Ohio:

34.3%

General health condition:
Ironton:

59.9%
Ohio:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.6%
Ohio:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ironton, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 17$70,288$49,6150$0
Police Protection - Officers 15$56,762$45,4100$0
Judicial and Legal 15$30,700$24,5600$0
Water Supply 15$53,365$42,6921$1,720
Sewerage 9$34,333$45,7770$0
Streets and Highways 7$21,716$37,2270$0
Solid Waste Management 6$17,564$35,1280$0
Financial Administration 5$15,943$38,2630$0
Health 5$12,261$29,4260$0
Natural Resources 3$9,669$38,6760$0
Parks and Recreation 2$3,981$23,8860$0
Correction 1$4,266$51,1920$0
Police - Other 1$5,767$69,2040$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$7,394
Totals for Government 101$336,615$39,99414$9,114

Ironton government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $1,133,000 ($107.58)
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $2,921,000 ($277.35)
    Police Protection: $2,137,000 ($202.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,425,000 ($135.30)
    Water Utilities: $1,349,000 ($128.09)
    Central Staff Services: $1,184,000 ($112.42)
    Financial Administration: $1,184,000 ($112.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $868,000 ($82.42)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $713,000 ($67.70)
    Regular Highways: $630,000 ($59.82)
    General - Other: $588,000 ($55.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($11.20)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($0.47)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $491,000 ($46.62)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Sewerage: $316,000 ($30.00)
    General - Other: $19,000 ($1.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $162,000 ($15.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,819,000 ($172.71)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $130,000 ($12.34)

Ironton government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,714,000 ($162.74)
    Other: $1,441,000 ($136.82)
    Solid Waste Management: $712,000 ($67.60)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $152,000 ($14.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $908,000 ($86.21)
    General Revenue - Other: $478,000 ($45.39)
    Interest Earnings: $392,000 ($37.22)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.28)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,019,000 ($191.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,049,000 ($194.55)
    General Local Government Support: $638,000 ($60.58)
  • Tax - Property: $3,210,000 ($304.79)
    Individual Income: $206,000 ($19.56)
    Other License: $35,000 ($3.32)

Ironton government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,389,000 ($606.63)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,685,000 ($349.89)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,704,000 ($256.74)

Ironton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000 ($1.52)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,583,000 ($625.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $35,000 ($3.32)

4.12% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,932 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.12%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cabell County, WV  1.17% ($34,572 average AGI)
from Boyd County, KY  0.39% ($30,369)
from Scioto County, OH  0.25% ($40,642)


4.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,923 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cabell County, WV  0.89% ($31,906 average AGI)
to Boyd County, KY  0.57% ($34,163)
to Scioto County, OH  0.34% ($33,931)
Businesses in Ironton, OH
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1New Balance1
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pizza Hut1
CVS2Rite Aid1
Chevrolet1Subway1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS3
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ironton:

  • WIRO (1230 AM; 1 kW; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTCR (1420 AM; 5 kW; KENOVA, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLGC (1520 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVC (930 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WVHU (800 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOKT (1040 AM; daytime; 3 kW; CANNONSBURG, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.-KY)
  • WHRD (1470 AM; 5 kW; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CONCORD MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCMI (1340 AM; 1 kW; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGOH (1370 AM; 5 kW; GRAYSON, KY; Owner: CARTER COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBGS (1030 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POINT PLEASANT, WV; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNXT (1260 AM; 5 kW; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ironton:

  • WBKS (107.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOUL-FM (89.1 FM; IRONTON, OH; Owner: OHIO UNIVERSITY)
  • WBVB (97.1 FM; COAL GROVE, OH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRVC-FM (92.7 FM; CATLETTSBURG, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WDGG (93.7 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: FIFTH AVENUE B/CASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPAY-FM (104.1 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WLGC-FM (105.7 FM; GREENUP, KY; Owner: GREENUP COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKEE-FM (100.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOSP (91.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WVWV (89.9 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WAMX (106.3 FM; MILTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKLC-FM (105.1 FM; ST. ALBANS, WV; Owner: WKLC, INC.)
  • WTCR-FM (103.3 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W216AT (91.1 FM; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WOHP (88.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNXT-FM (99.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN B/C OF PORTSMOUTH, INC.)
  • WRYV-FM1 (101.5 FM; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: LEGEND COMMUNICATIONS OF OHIO, LLC)
  • W215AV (90.9 FM; SOUTH PORTSMOUTH, KY; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WOKE (98.3 FM; GARRISON, KY; Owner: BIG RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZZ (107.5 FM; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: HOMETOWN BROADCASTING OF PORTSMOUTH 2, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ironton:

  • WKAS (Channel 25; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WPBY-TV (Channel 33; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSAZ-TV (Channel 3; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WOWK-TV (Channel 13; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: WEST VIRGINIA MEDIA HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVAH-TV (Channel 11; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WVAH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPBO (Channel 42; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W14CU (Channel 14; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W49BN (Channel 49; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNCATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WHCP (Channel 30; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TELEVISION PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WCHS-TV (Channel 8; CHARLESTON, WV; Owner: WCHS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTSF (Channel 61; ASHLAND, KY; Owner: TRI STATE FAMILY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W05CB (Channel 5; BURLINGTON, OH; Owner: VEARL R. PENNINGTON)
  • W36CR (Channel 36; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • W66CZ (Channel 66; PORTSMOUTH, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W55AT (Channel 55; HUNTINGTON, WV; Owner: CHANNEL AMERICA LPTV LIC. SUBSIDIARY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Ironton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 42Number of bridges
  • 702ft / 214mTotal length
  • $194,000Total costs
  • 173,982Total average daily traffic
  • 14,093Total average daily truck traffic
  • 206,525Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Ironton, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21900-1909
  • 41930-1939
  • 51940-1949
  • 201960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Ironton, OH

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

58 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ironton)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Ironton, OH)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ironton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7-15 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 25272, N25272, N-25272, Serial Number: F7-768, Airworthiness Date: 02/20/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 619 S 4th St, Ironton, OH 45638
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 29448, N29448, N-29448, Serial Number: 17700894, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/08/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 05/08/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas L Riley, 2631 S 13th St, Ironton, OH 45638
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3272N, N3272N, N-3272N, Serial Number: 22463, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 10/26/2020
    Registrant (Co-Owned): William L Nenni, 1643 Bessemer St, Ironton, OH 45638, Other Owners: Kathy A Nenni
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION INC DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4067M, N4067M, N-4067M, Serial Number: 16356, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 04/22/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 08/12/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald D Dickess, 1435 Shawnee Trl, Ironton, OH 45638
  • Aircraft: GALAXY BALLOONS INC GALAXY 7 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 5222N, N5222N, N-5222N, Serial Number: GLX-1727, Year manufactured: 1995, Airworthiness Date: 05/10/1995, Certificate Issue Date: 10/30/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Robert A Cleary, 619 S 4th St, Ironton, OH 45638

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED25$89,56348$71,055125$81,96217$25,9581$192,63035$56,6201$19,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$42,9004$66,91013$110,1631$7,0000$02$99,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$84,9056$51,67361$84,11639$33,4580$08$47,6802$41,370
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$109,3505$87,18827$91,9040$00$03$80,7370$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$50,7801$52,6008$91,9332$39,2200$01$45,3100$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.00 , 0502.00, 0503.00, 0504.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$39,1505$97,060
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$140,130
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$106,820
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.00 , 0502.00, 0503.00, 0504.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ironton, OH
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ironton, OH - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 138. The highest number of reported fires - 177 took place in 2006, and the least - 87 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Ironton, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.0%), and Outside Fires (40.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ironton, OH
    • 1,00643.0%Structure Fires
    • 94240.2%Outside Fires
    • 38616.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 70.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ironton, OH
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ironton, OH
  • 80.3%Utility gas
  • 18.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ironton, OH
  • 51.9%Electricity
  • 47.2%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ironton compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Ironton on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: health care and social assistance (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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