Girard, Ohio

By | March 26, 2023

According to ALLCITYCODES, Girard, Ohio is located in Trumbull county in the northeastern part of the state. It has a total area of 4.8 square miles and is bordered by Liberty Township to the north, Niles Township to the east, and Youngstown to the south and west. The city has a humid continental climate with hot summers and cold winters. Average temperatures range from 25°F in January to 79°F in July.

The history of Girard dates back to 1803 when it was founded by John Gray, an early settler who purchased land from the Connecticut Land Company. The city was incorporated as a village in 1867 and became a city in 1902. In its early years, Girard was known for its coal mining industry which provided jobs for many locals until its decline in the 1950s.

Today, Girard is governed by a mayor-council system with six council members representing four wards. The city’s economy is largely based on manufacturing and services such as retail trade and healthcare facilities. Major employers include Apex Medical Technologies, H&R Block Tax Services, and Walgreens Pharmacy & Supply Chain Solutions.

Girard City Schools serves over 3200 students from kindergarten through twelfth grade at five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative school. Higher education institutions nearby include Youngstown State University (YSU) located just 10 miles away in Youngstown as well as Kent State University Trumbull Campus located 15 miles away in Champion Township.

Notable landmarks within Girard include John Gray Park which features walking trails along with picnic tables and grills; Pymatuning Lake which offers year-round fishing; Stambaugh Auditorium which is home to concerts and other events; Indian Mound Reserve which provides hiking trails; Squaw Creek Reservoir which offers swimming beach access; Liberty Park which hosts baseball fields; Lakeview Park which features playgrounds; Overlook Park which offers scenic views of downtown Girard; as well as several local churches such as First Presbyterian Church of Girard and St Mary’s Church of Girard.

Population: 10,902. Estimated population in July 2020: 10,490 (-3.8% change)
Males: 5,121 (47.0%), Females: 5,781 (53.0%)

Trumbull County

Zip code: 44420

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $32,672
Median house value: $75,900

Races in Girard:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.2%)
  • Black (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Italian (30.1%), German (22.3%), Irish (20.8%), English (8.8%), United States (5.9%), Polish (3.7%).

Elevation: 950 feet

Land area: 6.1 square miles

Population

Girard, Ohio is a small city located in Trumbull County. It is home to approximately 8,000 people, who are mostly of European descent. The largest ethnic group in the city are German Americans, followed by Irish Americans and Italian Americans. The median household income in Girard is $44,385 and the median age is 37.7 years old. The city has a low unemployment rate at just 4%, which is lower than the national average of 6%. Education levels are also higher than average with 87% of residents having at least a high school diploma or equivalent and 25% having a bachelor’s degree or higher. The majority of the population are religious with the most popular denominations being Catholic, Protestant and Baptist. There are also many non-religious people in Girard who enjoy visiting local attractions such as the historic National McKinley Birthplace Museum and the Mahoning Valley Scenic Railroad. Additionally, there are numerous parks and recreation areas for residents to enjoy such as Liberty Park and Girard City Park which offer playgrounds, picnic areas and trails for biking and hiking.

For population 25 years and over in Girard

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Girard city

  • Never married: 23.6%
  • Now married: 52.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

2.1% Foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -427 (-3.8%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Girard:

  • BELMONT PINES HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH)
  • SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF MAHONING VALLEY (about 7 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH)
  • HILLSIDE REHABILITATION HOSPIT (about 7 miles; WARREN, OH)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Girard:

  • YOUNGSTOWN-WARREN REGIONAL (about 7 miles; YOUNGSTOWN/WARREN, OH; Abbreviation: YNG)
  • AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL (about 55 miles; AKRON, OH; Abbreviation: CAK)
  • PITTSBURGH INTERNATIONAL (about 58 miles; PITTSBURGH, PA; Abbreviation: PIT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Girard:

  • LANSDOWNE (about 7 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Abbreviation: 04G)
  • KIRILA (about 11 miles; BROOKFIELD, OH; Abbreviation: 4D5)
  • YOUNGSTOWN ELSER METRO (about 15 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Abbreviation: 4G4)

Amtrak station near Girard:

  • 5 miles: YOUNGSTOWN (530 MAHONING AVE.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Girard:

  • YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; YOUNGSTOWN, OH; Full-time enrollment: 9,726)
  • MOUNT UNION COLLEGE (about 34 miles; ALLIANCE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 35 miles; KENT, OH; Full-time enrollment: 18,677)
  • GENEVA COLLEGE (about 37 miles; BEAVER FALLS, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,059)
  • GROVE CITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; GROVE CITY, PA; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (about 45 miles; SLIPPERY ROCK, PA; Full-time enrollment: 6,399)
  • STARK STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 53 miles; CANTON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)

Schools

Public high school in Girard:

  • GIRARD SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 884; Location: 31 N WARD AVE; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Girard:

  • PROSPECT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 477; Location: 700 E PROSPECT ST; Grades: PK – 03)
  • GIRARD INTERMEDIATE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 408; Location: 700 E PROSPECT ST; Grades: 04 – 06)
  • GIRARD JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 31 N WARD AVE; Grades: 07 – 08)

Private primary/middle schools in Girard:

  • ST ROSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 312; Location: 61 EAST MAIN STREET; Grades: KG – 8)
  • LAKESIDE SDA SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 2722 W LIBERTY ST; Grades: 1 – 9)

Libraries

Library in Girard:

  • GIRARD FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,014,211; Location: 105 E. PROSPECT ST.; 73,044 books; 2,400 audio materials; 2,669 video materials; 170 serial subscriptions)

Girard, Ohio