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Boardman Township, Ohio
The Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Park
The Chapel at Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Official seal of Boardman Township, Ohio
Seal
Motto(s): 
"A Nice Place to Call Home"
Location of Boardman Township in Mahoning County
Location of Boardman Township in Mahoning County
Country United States
State Ohio
County Mahoning
Area
 • Total 23.8 sq mi (61.6 km2)
 • Land 23.5 sq mi (60.9 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
Elevation
1,056 ft (322 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 40,213
 • Density 1,710/sq mi (660.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
44511–44513
Area codes 234/330
FIPS code 39-07468
GNIS feature ID 1086558

Boardman Township is one of the fourteen townships of Mahoning County, Ohio, United States. A suburb directly south of Youngstown, Boardman is one of two major retail hubs in the Mahoning Valley, the other being Niles. The 2020 census found 40,213 people in the township. The township is contiguous with the census-designated place of Boardman, Ohio as designated by the US Census Bureau.

Economy

Boardman is a large, sprawling suburb. It is a busy community south of Youngstown composed of many businesses. It is one of the main retail hubs of the Mahoning Valley. Its main competitor is the northern 422 "Strip" in Niles, a similar suburb of Warren.

While much development is centered on the 224 corridor, a new area of development (even further south) is surging along the South Avenue artery which parallels the southern extension of Interstate 680 between its Midlothian and Western Reserve Road exits.

Boardman abuts one of the Youngstown area's most popular attractions, Mill Creek Park. Within the park grounds, there is an 11-acre (45,000 m2) rose garden, several small waterfalls, a lily pond with geese and turtles, marshlands, and Lanterman's Mill, where grain is ground daily. In addition, there is a 36-hole golf course.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,026
1860 916 −10.7%
1870 817 −10.8%
1880 900 10.2%
1890 1,002 11.3%
1900 936 −6.6%
1910 1,104 17.9%
1920 2,836 156.9%
1930 5,456 92.4%
1940 7,881 44.4%
1950 13,606 72.6%
1960 27,379 101.2%
1970 30,852 12.7%
1980 39,161 26.9%
1990 41,796 6.7%
2000 42,518 1.7%
2010 40,889 −3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Census - Geography Profile

According to the 2019 American Community Survey and 2020 census, there were 40,213 people, 17,477 households, and 10,171 families residing in the township. The population density was 660.3 people per sq. km. The racial makeup of the township was 83.5% White, 7.51% African American, 1.82% Asian, 0.16% American Indian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 5.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.76% of the population.

Education

The Boardman Local School District manages public education within most of the township and some surrounding areas. It consists of Boardman High School (grades 9–12), Boardman Glenwood Junior High School (grades 7–8), Boardman Center Intermediate School (grades 4–6), Robinwood Lane Elementary School, Stadium Drive Elementary School, and West Boulevard Elementary School (all K–3).

Certain outlying areas of the township are managed by the Canfield Local School District or the Poland Local School District.

Boardman has a public library, a branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

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