Leetonia, Ohio

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Leetonia is a village in Salem Township, Columbiana County, Ohio, United States. The population was 2,043 at the 2000 census. Artie Altomare has been the mayor of Leetonia since 1997.[1]



The Village of Leetonia was founded in 1869, following the American Civil War. Leetonia was named for William Lee of Randolph, New York. Lee was one of the founders of the Leetonia Iron and Coal Company which was laid out in the village in 1866-1867. Liz Wilson served as the town's first mayor, elected in a 62-23 margin in 1873.


Leetonia is located at 40°52′38″N 80°45′25″W / 40.87722°N 80.75694°W / 40.87722; -80.75694 (40.877291, -80.756862)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) of it is land and 0.47% is water.

One of the features of the downtown district are steep streets, heading north out of the village. Another major mark on the landscape are railroad tracks, which cut through the village heading east and west, providing a great deal of noise to village residents living near the tracks.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,043 people, 753 households, and 557 families residing in the village. The population density was 967.5 people per square mile (373.8/km²). There were 816 housing units at an average density of 386.4/sq mi (149.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.92% White, 0.29% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.05% Asian, and 0.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.

There were 753 households out of which 37.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.0% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.20.

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