Alliance is a city spread between the Stark and Mahoning counties in Ohio. It falls within the Canton-Massillon Metro Area, and has a total area of 8.6 square miles, all of which is land. The Mahoning River flows through the city. The city is also known as "The Carnation City". This is because of the state flower being from here, the scarlet carnation. The flower was designated as such in 1904. The city was founded in 1854, and was incorporated in 1889.
Manufacturing, retail trade, construction, transportation and tourism are the major commercial activities here. There are a number of historic structures that are being restored. Public schooling comprises a number of elementary, middle and high schools. Higher education options include Mount Union College and the Raphaels School of Beauty Culture. Local airports include the Barber Airport, Miller Airport, Alliance Airport and Stub's Field Airport. The closest hospital is Alliance Community Hospital on East State Street. The cost of living here is 14.60% lower than the country average.
This place gets about 38 inches of rain annually. The number of days with measurable precipitation is 144. Snowfall is about 36 inches annually.