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Ashtabula County, Ohio

44004, 44005

Page Contents for Ashtabula, Ohio

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Ohio state capital is Columbus.
The population of Ashtabula is approximately 19,124 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,151 (2000), 7746 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ashtabula is 19.575 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Ashtabula is 7.6 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.446 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ashtabula to Washington DC is 291 miles.
The distance to the Ohio state capital is 177 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ashtabula is positioned 41.87 degrees north of the equator and 80.79 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Ashtabula elevation is 673 feet above sea level.
Ashtabula per capita income is $ 15,659 (2010).
Ashtabula median income is $ 28,201 (2009).
The Ashtabula median home price is $ 83,813 (2009).
Ashtabula average annual snowfall is 68 inches per year.


in northeastern Ohio. It is about 53 miles southwest of Cleveland. Other nearby communities include: Edgewood, North Kingsville, Geneva-on-the-Lake, Geneva, Jefferson, Conneaut, North Madison and Madison.

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seasonal with a good deal of snow in the winter due to the proximity of the city to Lake Erie.
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History & History Related Items

The name, Ashtabula, means river of many fish in the Iroquois language. Ashtabula is well-known as a point with several stops on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War times. Early immigrants to Ashtabula and the area were mainly from Finland, Sweden and Italy. The groups usually stayed together which made life at the time slightly more difficult than it could have been.

Ashtabula has almost 30 miles of shoreline on Lake Erie and by the mid 1950's, the harbor here became a major shipping and commercial center.
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The founding of Ashtabula


The incorporation of Ashtabula



Ashtabula Attractions

There are many covered bridges in the area.
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Ashtabula City Government

City of Ashtabula
Municipal Building
4717 Main Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440 992-7103

Ashtabula Municipal Court
110 W. 44th Street
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
Phone:(440) 992-7109
Fax: (440) 998-5786


Ashtabula County Auditor
25 W Jefferson St.
Jefferson, OH 44047-1027
Phone: 440-576-3783

Ashtabula Historical Events

1876, December 29
The Ashtabula River Railroad Disaster occurred on this date. Other names for the accident were the Ashtabula Horror or the Ashtabula bridge disaster. As the Pacific Express of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway began to cross the river bridge, the trusses collapsed. One of the engines and eleven cars plunged 150 feet into the river. Fires started from the car stoves and nearly 100 people were killed.

Ashtabula Chamber

Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce
4536 Main Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440-998-6998

Ashtabula Organizations

Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce
4536 Main Avenue
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440-998-6998

Ashtabula Libraries

Ashtabula County District Library
335 West 44th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440-997-9341
Harbor-Topky Memorial Library
1633 Walnut Blvd.
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440-964-9645

Ashtabula Schools

Ashtabula Area City Schools
2630 West 13th Street
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440-992-1200

Kent State University
3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Phone: 440-964-3322 Ashtabula


The population of Ashtabula was:
1850 - 821
1860 - 1,418
1870 - 1,999
1880 - 4,445
1890 - 8,338
1900 - 12,949
1910 - 18,266
1920 - 22,082
1930 - 23,301
1940 - 21,405
1950 - 23,696
1960 - 24,559
1970 - 24,313
1980 - 23,354
1990 - 21,633
2000 - 20,962
2008 - 19,689
2010 - 19,124

Population Density:
2000 - 2.775.9 persons per square mile

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 9,209
2000 - 9,151

Median age:
2000 - 35 years
2010 - 37 years

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 27,354
2010 - $ 28,201

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 14,034
2010 - $ 15,659

Ashtabula is located in the Eastern Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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