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Ironton is a city in Lawrence County, in the Huntington-Ashland metro area.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Ironton is 38.536N. The longitude is -82.683W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 551 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,230.


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Median household income
Local
$23,585
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ironton demographic reports
Ironton is on the Ohio River, at the Kentucky border.
Iron ore was discovered here around 1826; the iron industry prospered until after the Civil War, when deposits began to give out or were replaced by more abundant sources in Michigan
Well-known residents have included:
· George McAfee, football player
Nearby parks & recreation: Wayne National Forest
Historic sites and museums: Lawrence County Museum
Colleges and universities: Ohio University-Southern Campus

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19% of Ironton residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ironton ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ironton was $15,391, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Ironton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Ironton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $289.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $632.


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Libraries in Ironton include Briggs Lawrence County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ironton include Ironton Tribune

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WOUL-FM.

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Lawrence County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ironton political report.

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The average commute time for Ironton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ironton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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