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Overview

Introduction to Sylvania, Ohio

Sylvania, Ohio, in Lucas county, is 9 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Toledo metropolitan area. 

Sylvania History

In 1832, General David White acquired a significant tract of land in the eastern part of what later became known as Sylvania. Initially, there was a conflict between him and Judge William Wilson regarding the name. White wanted to call the place "Whiteford" but Wilson preferred the name "sylvania" which is the Latin for "woods or trees." On July 13, 1836, the place was officially named Sylvania. The city is now a middle-class suburb of Toledo.

Sylvania and Nearby Attractions

  • Assisi Hall
  • Alverno Studio
  • Highland Meadows Golf Course
  • King Of Glory Church
  • Tenmile Creek
  • Molander Park

Things To Do In Sylvania

The city of Sylvania has a number of memorial halls. Among these are the Saint Clare Hall, Carmel Hall, Lourdes Hall, Maria Hall, Assisi Hall, as well as the Rosary Care Center, Sophia Counseling Center and Franciscan Center. There are also a number of churches and cemeteries dotting the streets of the city. The Tenmile Creek in Sylvania offers provisions for fishing. The city also offers a number of amusement parks like the Champion Amusements and the Molander Park that provide recreational opportunities for adults and kids. Golf can be played at the Highland Meadows Golf Course. There are a number of shopping complexes in the cityas well.

Sylvania Transportation

Air transportation is provided by the Toledo Express Airport.

Sylvania Higher Education

Residents of Sylvania can attend the Lourdes College for higher education. Apart from this, there are several other institutes nearby, like the Owens Community College-Toledo Campus and the University of Toledo.

People

Total Population 18,943
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,107
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 53.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,087
% Above Poverty Level 92.2%
% Below Poverty Level 7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.4%
Median Gross Rent $785
Median House Value $166,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.2%
US/American 0%
English 13.2%
Irish 16.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sylvania Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Lucas
Metro Area Toledo
Standard Zip Codes 43560
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.718
Longitude -83.713

Sylvania Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TOLEDO EXPRESS AP
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.2 inches
Station MONROE
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 64 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Station MILAN 4 ESE
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 63 F
Annual Precip 30.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkey 338 $72,188
Holland 1,744 $72,802
Maumee 14,083 $72,297
Metamora 673 $67,857

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sylvania Hospitals

FLOWER HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
5200 HARROUN RD
(419) 824-1444
Emergency Service: Yes

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SYLVANIA NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
5403 SILICA DR
419-824-8570
Serves 1,389 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

SYLVANIA SOUTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
7225 SYLVANIA AVE
419-824-8580
Serves 1,257 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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