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Location within the state of Ohio
|• Mayor||James J. Melfi|
|• Total||6.37 sq mi (16.50 km2)|
|• Land||5.88 sq mi (15.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.49 sq mi (1.27 km2)|
|Elevation||906 ft (276 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||9,813|
|• Density||1,693.5/sq mi (653.9/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1048785|
Girard is located at (41.158607, -80.695558).
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.
As of the census of 2000, there were 10,902 people, 4,631 households, and 2,959 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,783.5 people per square mile (688.9/km²). There were 4,937 housing units at an average density of 807.7 per square mile (312.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.59% White, 2.44% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.72% of the population. 30.4% were of Italian, 16.2% German, 14.0% Irish, 6.8% American and 5.8% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 4,631 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 88.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,672, and the median income for a family was $41,587. Males had a median income of $33,130 versus $20,993 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,077. About 10.3% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.6% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.
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.
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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)
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- Tod Park, Liberty Park, Stambaugh Park and Prospect Park are the four parks in Girard.
- Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe
- Kathleen Bradley: a Barker's Beauty on The Price Is Right from 1990–2001
- Mel Triplett: former American football player
- Brian Zins: a contestant on Top Shot
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- "The Ohio Guild". Writers Program of the Work Projects Administration in the State of Ohio. New York: Oxford University Press, October 1940.
- "2008 Blue Ribbon Schools". Retrieved 12 January 2012.
- Girard Ohio Zoning Ordinances—Copy of Girard Ohio Zoning Ordinances
- www.twitter.com/girardohio—Follow on Twitter for updated news and information about Girard, OH.
- http://sites.google.com/site/girardohio/—Unofficial source for public documents for the City of Girard, Ohio.
- A Brief History of Girard, Ohio—at the Girard Free Library Web site