Toronto, Ohio

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Toronto, Ohio
City
Toronto's World War I memorial
Toronto's World War I memorial
Location of Toronto, Ohio
Location of Toronto, Ohio
Coordinates: 40°27′44″N 80°36′16″W / 40.46222°N 80.60444°W / 40.46222; -80.60444Coordinates: 40°27′44″N 80°36′16″W / 40.46222°N 80.60444°W / 40.46222; -80.60444
Country United States
State Ohio
County Jefferson
Townships Island Creek, Knox
Area[1]
 • Total 2.14 sq mi (5.54 km2)
 • Land 1.86 sq mi (4.82 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
Elevation[2] 702 ft (214 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 5,091
 • Estimate (2012[4]) 4,972
 • Density 2,737.1/sq mi (1,056.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43964
Area code(s) 740
FIPS code 39-77112[5]
GNIS feature ID 1061699[2]

Toronto is the second-largest city in Jefferson County, Ohio, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 5,091 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

The area was first settled in the 19th century, when it was known as Newburg's Landing. When the railway was built, however, the area's name was changed to Sloanes Station.[6] In 1881, after a vote, the town was incorporated under its present name. This was taken from the much larger Canadian city of the same name, which civic leader Thomas M. Daniels felt was a place worth emulating.

In the 20th century, the town became a center of heavy industry with a number of large factories in and around the town. In the 1980s and 1990s the city, along with the rest of the region, declined sharply as manufacturing jobs left. Today the only major employer is the Titanium Metals Corporation, and it is employing fewer and fewer workers each year.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Toronto is located at 40°27′44″N 80°36′16″W / 40.46222°N 80.60444°W / 40.46222; -80.60444 (40.462266, -80.604443),[7] and is about 45 minutes from Pittsburgh. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.14 square miles (5.54 km2), of which 1.86 square miles (4.82 km2) is land and 0.28 square miles (0.73 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 2,536
1900 3,526 39.0%
1910 4,271 21.1%
1920 4,684 9.7%
1930 7,044 50.4%
1940 7,426 5.4%
1950 7,253 −2.3%
1960 7,780 7.3%
1970 7,705 −1.0%
1980 6,934 −10.0%
1990 6,127 −11.6%
2000 5,676 −7.4%
2010 5,091 −10.3%
Est. 2012 4,972 −2.3%
Sources:[8][9][10][11][5][12]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 5,091 people, 2,278 households, and 1,395 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,737.1 inhabitants per square mile (1,056.8/km2). There were 2,516 housing units at an average density of 1,352.7 per square mile (522.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.1% White, 1.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 2,278 households of which 26.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.8% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.84.

The median age in the city was 44 years. 20.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.5% were from 45 to 64; and 18.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 5,676 people, 2,452 households, and 1,593 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,014.6 people per square mile (1,165.7/km²). There were 2,627 housing units at an average density of 1,395.2 per square mile (539.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.60% White, 1.00% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 2,452 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.3% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% 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 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,905, and the median income for a family was $38,585. Males had a median income of $37,042 versus $19,405 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,761. About 11.1% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Public education in the city is provided by the Toronto City School District. The district has two campuses and a new campus that has been recently built. – Karaffa Elementary School (Grades Pre. K - 5), Toronto High School [1] (Grades 6-12).

Toronto High School is a member of the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference.

The old school will be razed and the area converted into a parking lot.

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Doyle, Joseph Beatty (1910). 20th Century History of Steubenville and Jefferson County, Ohio and Representative Citizens. Richmond-Arnold Publishing Company. p. 446. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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