Youngstown is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of
Mahoning County. It also extends into Trumbull County. The municipality
is on the Mahoning River, approximately 65 miles (105 km) southeast of
Cleveland and 61 miles (100 km) northwest of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Youngstown lies 10 miles (16 km) west of the Pennsylvania state line,
midway between New York City and Chicago via Interstate 80. The city was
named for John Young, an early settler from Whitestown, New York, who
established the community's first sawmill and gristmill. Youngstown is
in a region of the United States that is often referred to as the Rust
Belt. Traditionally known as a center of steel production, Youngstown
was forced to redefine itself when the U.S. steel industry fell into
decline in the 1970s, leaving communities throughout the region without
a major industry. Youngstown also falls within the Appalachian Ohio
region, situated amongst the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The
2010 census showed that Youngstown had a total population of 66,982,
making it Ohio's ninth largest city.
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