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Girard, Ohio
City of Girard
Henry Barnhisel House
Henry Barnhisel House
Location within the state of Ohio
Location within the state of Ohio
Location of Girard in Trumbull County
Location of Girard in Trumbull County
Coordinates: 41°9′31″N 80°41′44″W / 41.15861°N 80.69556°W / 41.15861; -80.69556Coordinates: 41°9′31″N 80°41′44″W / 41.15861°N 80.69556°W / 41.15861; -80.69556
Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
Area
 • Total 6.22 sq mi (16.11 km2)
 • Land 5.74 sq mi (14.86 km2)
 • Water 0.48 sq mi (1.25 km2)
Elevation
906 ft (276 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 9,958
 • Estimate 
(2019)
9,227
 • Density 1,607.77/sq mi (620.79/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
44420
Area code(s) 234/330
FIPS code 39-30198
GNIS feature ID 1048785
Website http://www.cityofgirard.com/

Girard is a city in Trumbull County, Ohio, United States. The population was 9,958 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mahoning Valley region.

Geography

Girard is located at 41°9′31″N 80°41′44″W / 41.15861°N 80.69556°W / 41.15861; -80.69556 (41.158607, −80.695558).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.37 square miles (16.50 km2), of which 5.88 square miles (15.23 km2) is land and 0.49 square miles (1.27 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 2,630
1910 3,736 42.1%
1920 6,555 75.5%
1930 9,859 50.4%
1940 9,805 −0.5%
1950 10,113 3.1%
1960 12,997 28.5%
1970 14,119 8.6%
1980 12,517 −11.3%
1990 11,304 −9.7%
2000 10,902 −3.6%
2010 9,958 −8.7%
2019 (est.) 9,227 −7.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 9,958 people, 4,307 households, and 2,663 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,693.5 inhabitants per square mile (653.9/km2). There were 4,746 housing units at an average density of 807.1 per square mile (311.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.2% White, 4.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.1% of the population.

There were 4,307 households, of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.9% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 41.8 years. 21.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 28.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.

History

Many scholars believe that Girard was named for Stephen Girard, philanthropist and founder of Girard College at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was first settled in 1800 but remained static until the Ohio and Erie Canal was completed.

Education

There are a number of schools in Girard and the surrounding area that provide for students:

  • Prospect Elementary School (Public/PK-3; Blue Ribbon School)
  • St. Rose Elementary School (Private/PK-8)
  • Girard Intermediate Middle School (Public/4-6)
  • Girard Junior High School (Public/7-8)
  • Girard Senior High School (Public/9-12)
  • Roosevelt Elementary School (City of McDonald, Public/PK-6)
  • McDonald High School (City of McDonald, Public/7-12)
  • Washington Elementary School (City of Niles, Public/K-5)

Notable people

  • Stiv Bators: American punk rock vocalist and guitarist best remembered for his bands The Dead Boys and The Lords of the New Church.
  • Kathleen Bradley: a Barker's Beauty on The Price Is Right from 1990 to 2001
  • Delos Drake: former Major League Baseball player from 1906 - 1916
  • Pat Meyer: offensive Coach For LA Chargers
  • Mel Triplett: former American football player
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