|City of Warren|
|— City —|
|Motto: "Historic Capital of the Western Reserve"|
|• Mayor||William D. Franklin|
|• City||16.16 sq mi (41.85 km2)|
|• Land||16.13 sq mi (41.78 km2)|
|• Water||0.03 sq mi (0.08 km2)|
|Elevation||892 ft (272 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||40,723|
|• Density||2,576.4/sq mi (994.8/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1084083|
Warren is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Trumbull County. The municipality is located in northeastern Ohio, approximately 14 miles (23 km) northwest of Youngstown and 15 miles (24 km) west of the Pennsylvania state line.
Ephraim Quinby founded Warren in 1798, on 441 acres (1.78 km2) 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.
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. Songwriter Stephen Foster, his wife Jane McDowell, and their daughter Marion lived briefly in Warren.
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, these railroads are now deserted as are many of the businesses in the city. 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, incandescent bulbs, automobiles and carriages. Warren was the first town in the U.S. that got an electric street illumination, provided by the Packard Electric Company, founded 1890 in Warren. Warren's population was 5,973 people in 1890. Construction began on the Trumbull County Courthouse in downtown Warren on Thanksgiving Day, 1895.
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. Many examples of late 19th and early 20th century architectural styles still stand in downtown Warren, including the Trumbull County Courthouse, which contains one of the largest courtrooms in the state of Ohio and the Trumbull County Carnegie Law Library in addition to office buildings, banks, stores, and homes surrounding the Courthouse Square area.
Warren is located at (41.238206, -80.814554).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.16 square miles (41.85 km2), of which, 16.13 square miles (41.78 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 41,557 people, 17,003 households, and 10,013 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,576.4 inhabitants per square mile (994.8 /km2). There were 20,384 housing units at an average density of 1,263.7 per square mile (487.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 67.7% White, 27.7% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 3.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 17,003 households of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.8% were married couples living together, 21.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.97.
The median age in the city was 38.3 years. 23.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.
As of the census 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 per square mile (510.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 60.94% White, 36.20% 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.
Dave Grohl is the former drummer of Nirvana, current frontman of Foo Fighters, and drummer of Them Crooked Vultures. Grohl was born in Warren and grew up in Alexandria, Virginia. He returned to Warren on August 1, 2009, where he was given a key to the city and performed the songs "Everlong", "Times Like These", and "My Hero". A roadway in downtown Warren named "David Grohl Alley" has been dedicated to him with murals by local artists. Many local bands were given the honor of sharing the stage with him, such long time local bands as Smack Alice, Love Turns Hate, and many more. Thousands were in attendance, along with numerous television and radio stations in the day long celebration.
Neil Armstrong was the first person to set foot upon the Moon. His 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."
Roger Ailes is most notably known as the Chairman and CEO of Fox News Network.
Other notable natives
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- Red Ames (Former Major League Baseball player)
- David Arnold (former Michigan and NFL Football Player)
- Catherine Bach (Actress)
- Andrew John Berger (Ornithologist)
- Carolina Bermudez (Radio personality on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in New York)
- Earl Derr Biggers (Novelist and playwright)
- Bud Boone (Auto racer)
- Aaron Brown (linebacker) (Former Ohio State and NFL Football Player)
- Joey Browner (Former USC and NFL Football Player)
- Keith Browner (Former USC and NFL Football Player)
- Ross Browner (Former Notre Dame and NFL Football Player, College Football Hall of Famer)
- Prescott Burgess (Former University of Michigan and National Football League player with Baltimore Ravens)
- Michael Capellas (Former CEO Of Compaq Computer Corporation)
- Genevieve R. Cline (Federal judge)
- Chris Columbus (Filmmaker)
- Doug Datish (Former Ohio State and current Tennessee Titans football player)
- Van DeCree (Former Ohio State and World Football League Player)
- Jerry Douglas (Grammy Award Winning Musician)
- Randy Gradishar (Former Ohio State and NFL Football Player)
- David Herron (linebacker for the NFL Kansas City Chiefs)
- Hugh Hewitt (Radio talk show host)
- Sean Jones (Jazz musician, composer,educator, lead trumpeter for Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra)
- Alex Kandel (Lead Singer of alternative rock band Sleeper Agent (band))
- Bill Kollar (Former Montana State and NFL Football Player, NFL assistant for 17 years)
- Rex Lee (Actor, HBO's Entourage)
- Braeden Lemasters (American actor)
- Mario Manningham (former University Of Michigan and current San Francisco 49ers football player)
- Robin McKinley (Fantasy Author)
- Antwaun Molden, current cornerback for the New England Patriots
- James Ward Packard and brother William Doud Packard (American industrialists) 
- Johnny Ace Palmer (Magician)
- Ronald A. Parise (Former NASA astronaut)
- Kenneth Patchen (Award-winning poet and experimental novelist)
- Austin Pendleton (Actor)
- Edward Shimborske III (noted Sassmanhausen, record-producer, lyricist)
- Korey Stringer (Former National Football League player, 1974–2001)
- Tere Tereba (Fashion designer, actress, writer)
- Harriet Taylor Upton (1st woman vice-chairman of the Republican National Committee)
- Nate Thomas (Award-Winning Film Director/Producer, University Film Professor)
- Paul Warfield (Former Ohio State and NFL Football Player, NFL Hall of Famer)
- Bill White (Former major league baseball player and from 1989 to 1994, served as president of the National League. Seven-time golden glove award winner)
- Forrest Wilson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
- Chris Zylka (American Actor The Secret Circle)
Some of the attractions in Warren are:
- The world's first two-storey McDonalds (dedicated to Ray Kroc).
- Museums such as National Packard Museum, the John Stark Edwards House and Museum, the Sutliff Museum and the Trumbull Art Gallery.
- The Packard Music Hall provides its users, guests and community a venue for civic, arts and entertainment events.
- Packard Park
- The Neil Armstrong First Flight Memorial.
- Perkin's Park
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- Warren, Ohio
- W.D. Packard Music Hall