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Struthers is a city in Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. The population was 11,756 at the 2000 census. Struthers is served by a branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Mahoning County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County serves the communities of Mahoning County, Ohio from its administrative offices in Youngstown, Ohio with 15 branches in the cities of Campbell, Canfield, Greenford, Lake Milton, North Jackson, Poland, Sebring, New Middletown, and Struthers. ...



Location of Struthers, Ohio

Struthers is located at 41°3′8″N, 80°35′37″W (41.052255, -80.593591)GR1. Image File history File links OHMap-doton-Struthers. ...

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (33 km²). The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 11,756 people, 4,704 households, and 3,255 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,150.2/sq. mile (1,216.9/km²). There were 4,982 housing units at an average density of 1,335.0/sq. mile (515.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.63% White, 1.78% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.02% of the population. Ancestries: Italian (28.3%), German (20.0%), Slovak (16.1%), Irish (15.8%), Polish (6.4%), English (6.0%). 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

There were 4,704 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.3% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03. Matrimony redirects here. ...

In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,720, and the median income for a family was $37,212. Males had a median income of $30,588 versus $21,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,587. About 8.8% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 10.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


John Struthers, from Washington County, Pennsylvania, purchased 400 acres of Poland Township land in 1798. This land would later be known as the present day city of Struthers. Struthers' early history centers on Yellow Creek which was the site for the first iron blast furnace built west of Pittsburgh. The furnace was built in 1803 by Daniel Eaton and is mentioned in the first line of the 1995 Bruce Springsteen song "Youngstown". Several furnaces were built along the creek during the first decade of the 1800s and all ceased to exist after The War of 1812 began. The land on the Yellow Creek would lay dormant for more than 50 years until Thomas Struthers, son of John Struthers, bought back the land his father had lost following the War of 1812 in 1865. Thomas Struthers laid out the village that year and gave it his family's name. Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... Bruce Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American rock singer-songwriter and guitarist. ...

An excerpt from a 1948 Cradle of Steel Homecoming program illustrated what happened next.

In 1869 Struthers again became an iron producing community with the construction of the Anna Furnace by the Struthers. Iron Company. In 1880 there was added the sheet mill plant of the Summer's Brothers Co., and in 1888 the plant of the J. A. and D. P. Cooper Gear Company. With all these activities Struthers still remained a village of less than 1,000 inhabitants, after 100 years had elapsed since John. Struthers built his first cabin and erected the sawmill and grist mill on Yellow Creek. In 1899 Struthers was brought into closer communication with Youngstown and the upper Mahoning Valley by the completion of an interurban electric line. In 1902 the neighboring village of East Youngstown (now Campbell) was started. This new community was started shortly after the incorporation of The Youngstown Iron Sheet and Tube Company (known as The Youngstown Sheet and Tube Co., since 1905).

With the steel industry booming in the early part of the 1900s, many European immigrants from diverse backgrounds flooded into Struthers. A village in 1902 when it was officially incorporated, Struthers quickly became a city in 1920. The steel industry allowed the city to flourish until 1977 when several area plants closed their doors for good. The city padded the loss of thousands of jobs by using its industrial infrastructure to lure non-steel making jobs, but population losses have continued throughout the start of the new century.[1] Steel framework Steel is a metal alloy whose major component is iron, with carbon being the primary alloying material. ...

Fast facts

The notable 1943 Supreme Court First Amendment ruling Martin v. City of Struthersshot down a city ordinance which prohibited "distributing handbills, circulars or other advertisements to ring the door bell, sound the door knocker, or otherwise summon".

Struthers, Ohio is the only city in the United States without a cemetery.

Notable residents

  • John Gerak, former Penn State/NFL offensive lineman
  • Katherine Fechtel, field commander of the 2004 and 2005 Struthers Marching Band, class of 2006 valedictorian, and University of Pittsburgh Honors scholar.

Bill Belichicks photograph on the cover of David Halberstams book The Education of a Coach. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

  • Maps and aerial photos Coordinates: 41.052255° -80.593591°
  • Struthers city schools

History and other city info can be found at City Government Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

Place of worship for Christians [2]

A Youngstown State University history [3] Youngstown State University, founded in 1908, is an accredited university located in Youngstown, Ohio. ...

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Struthers is a living demonstration of what a community can do when it takes advantage of regional resources and thinks 50 to 100 years down the road instead of one to five years.
In particular, Struthers persists by encouraging the development of a variety of projects that harmonize with one another so that industry and recreational opportunities are not at cross purposes, projects that honor the community's history and its dependence on the Mahoning River, projects that ensure the river's intact riparian zone will remain protected.
Struthers' downtown is the city's primary commercial center, located not far from the river at the center of a 12,000-person community with an additional 12,000 more passing through daily (many of those from neighboring Campbell and Lowellville), is making a comeback.
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