is a city in Columbiana
Counties in the U.S. state
. The population was 5,635 at the 2000 census
Columbiana is located at (40.885579, -80.688327).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.0 km²), of which, 6.1 square miles (15.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.10%) is water.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 5,635 people, 2,534 households, and 1,576 families residing in the city. The population density
was 930.4 people per square mile (359.0/km²). There were 2,707 housing units at an average density of 446.9/sq mi (172.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.86% White
, 0.11% African American
, 0.07% Native American
, 0.18% Asian
, 0.02% Pacific Islander
, 0.07% from other races
, and 0.69% from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 0.32% of the population.
There were 2,534 households out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 34.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.15 and the average family size was 2.76.
In the city the population was spread out with 19.0% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 25.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,560, and the median income for a family was $42,363. Males had a median income of $33,693 versus $21,648 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,727. About 4.9% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over.
As of the 2006 census Population Estimates, there were 5,935 people residing within the city.
Columbiana is a quaint middle class suburb south of Youngstown, Ohio
. Columbiana was the home of an early, and most likely prominent, settler by the name of Joshua Dixon and his wife, Dinah. They settled in 1802 in Fairfield Township. Dixon was responsible for laying out the village of Columbiana on August 21, 1805.
Columbiana had a railroad and three stores by 1831. The Elementary school in the city is named in his honor.
Columbiana was the birthplace of Harvey S. Firestone, who founded the famous Firestone rubber company in Akron, Ohio. There is still a Firestone tractor-tire test facility a few miles northeast of the city, and many town facilities are named after him. Columbiana is also known for the Shaker Woods Festival, held annually in August, which features some of the best crafters and artisans in the country. Another major town event is the Columbiana Street Fair, a civic festival hosted by the local American Legion and held in early September.
Since the mid 1990s Columbiana has experienced significant growth. There have been several new residential developments in recent years including Jamestown Trace and Old Saybrook. Today, Columbiana has become a sort of bedroom community. Many residents regularly commute to Pittsburgh and Youngstown.
- David Spatholt - Mayor
- Lowell Schloneger - City Council President
- Bill Kimpel - City Council
- P. Earl Corey - City Council
- Tom Ferguson - City Council
- Pat Keylor - City Council
- James C. King - City Council
- Deann L. Davis - Clerk of City Council
- Keith A. Chamberlin - City Manager
- Kevin Smith - Director of Finance
- Jay Groner - Service Director
- John Krawchyk - Chief of Police
- Richard Garrity - Fire Chief
- Thomas Farley - EMS Chief
- Daniel Blasdell - Municipal Attorney
- Robert J. Rubicky - Civil Service Commission Member
- Richard A. Noel - Civil Service Commission Member
- Robert Frum - Civil Service Commission Member
- Mayor David Spatholt - Board of Zoning Appeals Member
- Donna Bekar - Board of Zoning Appeals Member
- Bob Bieshelt - Board of Zoning Appeals Member
- Tom Ferguson - Board of Zoning Appeals Member
- Ron LaLonde - Board of Zoning Appeals Member
- Ron Detwiler, President - Park Recreation & Cemetery Board
- Virginia Spatholt - Park Recreation & Cemetery Board Member
- Richard Zitto - Park Recreation & Cemetery Board Member
- Linda Hart - Park Recreation & Cemetery Board Member
- Pat MacAleese - Park Recreation & Cemetery Board Member
- Larry Baughman - Park Recreation & Cemetery Board Member
The city is served by Columbiana Exempted Village Schools, a small district with three school buildings:
- Columbiana High School, with approximately 350 students in grades 9-12. In recent years, the high school has received an excellent rating from the Ohio Department of Education.
- South Side Middle School, with approximately 425 students in grades 4-8
- Joshua Dixon Elementary School, with approximately 300 students in grades K-3
Some local children attend Heartland Christian School, which first opened for the 1996-1997 schoolyear. The school's philosophy is based upon a literal reading of the Bible.