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City of Warren
—  City  —
Location within the state of Ohio
Coordinates: 41°14′18″N 80°48′52″W / 41.23833°N 80.81444°W / 41.23833; -80.81444Coordinates: 41°14′18″N 80°48′52″W / 41.23833°N 80.81444°W / 41.23833; -80.81444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Trumbull
Founded 1801
 - Mayor Michael J. O'Brien
 - City 16.1 sq mi (41.7 km2)
 - Land 16.1 sq mi (41.6 km2)
 - Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 892 ft (272 m)
Population (2005)[1]
 - City 45,796
 Density 2,912.4/sq mi (1,124.5/km2)
 Metro 593,168
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 44481-44488
Area code(s) 330
FIPS code 39-80892[2]
GNIS feature ID 1084083[3]

Warren is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Trumbull County.[4] The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio, approximately 14 miles (22 km) northwest of Youngstown and 15 miles (24 km) west of the Pennsylvania state line.

The population was 46,832 at the 2000 census, but in 2005, the population was down to 45,796. It is part of the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Ephraim Quinby founded Warren in 1798, on 441 acres of land that he purchased from the Connecticut Land Company, as part of the Connecticut Western Reserve. Quinby named the town for the town's surveyor, Moses Warren. The town became the Trumbull County seat in 1801.[5]

Warren had a population of nearly 1,600 people in 1846. In that same year the town had five churches, twenty stores, three newspaper offices, one bank, one woolen factory and two flourmills. In June 1846, a fire destroyed several buildings on one side of the town square, but residents soon replaced them with new stores and other businesses. Warren became an important center of trade for farmers living in the surrounding countryside during this period.

During the latter decades of the nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century, Warren remained an important trading and manufacturing center. By 1888, four railroads connected the community with other parts of Ohio. In that same year, there were five newspaper offices, seven churches, three banks and numerous manufacturing firms in Warren. The businesses manufactured a wide variety of products including linseed oil, furniture, barrel staves, wool fabric, blinds and carriages. Warren's population was 5,973 people in 1890.

Warren continued to grow in the twentieth century. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, steel production was a major industry in the county because of large deposits of coal and iron ore in surrounding counties. In recent years, many Warren residents have worked in local service and retail sales businesses. In 2000, Warren was Trumbull County's most populated community, with 46,832 residents.

The first 'flag cancel' machine was invented and installed in 1899 at the Warren Post Office.[6]


Warren is located at 41°14′18″N 80°48′52″W / 41.23833°N 80.81444°W / 41.23833; -80.81444 (41.238206, -80.814554).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.1 square miles (41.7 km²).


Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 2,402
1870 3,457 43.9%
1880 4,428 28.1%
1890 5,973 34.9%
1900 8,529 42.8%
1910 11,081 29.9%
1920 27,050 144.1%
1930 41,062 51.8%
1940 42,837 4.3%
1950 49,856 16.4%
1960 59,648 19.6%
1970 63,494 6.4%
1980 55,471 −12.6%
1990 50,793 −8.4%
2000 46,832 −7.8%
Est. 2008 43,789 −6.5%

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 46,832 people, 19,288 households and 12,035 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,912.4 people per square mile (1,124.5/km²). There were 21,279 housing units at an average density of 1,322.9/sq mi (510.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.94% White, 25.20% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.30% from other races and 1.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.04% of the population.

There were 19,288 households out of which 29.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present and 37.6% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.3% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18–24, 27.3% from 25–44, 21.0% from 45–64 and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,147 and the median income for a family was $36,158. Males had a median income of $32,317 versus $23,790 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,808. About 16.2% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.8% of those under age 18 and 9.9% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives


Dave Grohl

Dave Grohl is the former drummer of Nirvana, current frontman of Foo Fighters, and most recently drummer of Them Crooked Vultures. Dave was born in Warren and grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. On August 1, 2009, Dave returned to Warren where he was given a key to the city and performed the songs "Everlong", "Times Like These", "My Hero", among others. A roadway in downtown Warren named "David Grohl Alley" has been dedicated to him with murals by local artists.

Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong's father was a state auditor for Trumbull County and lived in several communities, including Warren, before the family settled in Wapakoneta. "Armstrong developed an interest in flying at age two when his father took him to the National Air Races in Cleveland. His interest intensified when he went for his first airplane ride in a Ford Tri-Motor, a "Tin Goose," in Warren at age six. From that time on, he claimed an intense fascination with aviation."[8]

Other notable natives


  • Museums such as National Packard Museum, the John Stark Edwards House and Museum, the Sutliff Museum and the Trumbull Art Gallery.[9]
  • The Packard Music Hall provides its users, guests and community a venue for civic, arts and entertainment events, also hosts the Warren G. Harding High School graduation.[10]
  • The Warren flea market
  • Packard Park
  • The Neil Armstrong First Flight Memorial.[9]
  • Dave Grohl Alley, which features artwork from local artists and pays tribute to Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters and formerly Nirvana


External links

1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

WARREN, a city and the county-seat of Trumbull county, Ohio, U.S.A., in the N.E. part of the state, on the Mahoning river, about 50 m. S.E. of Cleveland, and 14 m. N.W. of Youngstown. Pop. (1890)5973, (1900) 8529 (1161 foreign-born); (1910) 11,081. Warren is served by the Erie, the Pennsylvania, and the Baltimore & Ohio railways. The city has a public library and a hospital. The surrounding country is devoted to farming, dairying and coal and iron mining. The total value of the factory products in 1905 was $2,414,379. The first permanent white settlement on the site of Warren (then owned by Connecticut) was made in 1799 by settlers from Washington (disambiguation)|Washington county, Pennsylvania. Warren was named in honour of a surveyorMoses Warren, of New Lyme, Connecticut - employed by the Connecticut Land Company, which sold the land to the first settlers. The county was named in honour of Governor Jonathan Trumbull of Connecticut. Warren was chartered as a city in 1834. For several years before September 1909 Warren was the national headquarters of the National American Woman's Suffrage Association.

See History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties (2 vols., Cleveland, Ohio, 1882), and H. T. Upton, History of Trumbull County (Chicago, 1909).

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