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Youngstown
Youngstown
Ohio
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Youngstown is a city in and the county seat of Mahoning County in the U.S. state of Ohio, with small portions extending into Trumbull County. According to the 2010 Census, Youngstown had a city proper population of 66,982, while the Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metropolitan Statistical Area it anchors contained 565,773 people in Mahoning and Trumbull counties in Ohio, and Mercer County in Pennsylvania. Youngstown is located on the Mahoning River, approximately 65 miles (105 km) southeast of Cleveland and 61 miles (100 km) northwest of Pittsburgh. Despite having its own media market, Youngstown is often included in commercial and cultural depictions of both Northeast Ohio as well as the Pittsburgh Tri-State Area due to these proximities. 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 America 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 major industry. The city has experienced a decline of over 60% of its population since 1959. Youngstown also falls within the Appalachian Ohio region, among the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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Don't see my neighbors or know them
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We have a great college YSU, locally. It has very good transportation, lots of community college opportunities and the area keeps thriving.
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I really can't say, all I know is that I have seen transportation vehicles and I have read in the newspapers where they do things for the seniors, activities, outings, etc
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Youngstown Ohio is a very age friendly place to live. We have nice neighborhoods that are all located within minutes of an ER, or major hospital. There are plenty of jobs and volunteer activities for seniors as well as free classes at the local university for those 65 and older. We have buses, transit, curbside transportation, and private transportation companies. Many provide free transportation to appointments. There are several day centers, community centers, exercise programs and senior citizen's groups in this area.
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most people are retired and very active in the community

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How did Ohio earn the grade of C? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Ohio has a state sales tax of 5.75%. Of particular interest is that Ohio does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Ohio has an effective property tax rate of 1.56%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Ohio earned its state tax grade of C.

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