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Overview

Introduction to Toledo, Ohio

Toledo is a city located in northwestern Ohio just south of the Michigan border. Situated on the western end of Lake Erie, the city serves as the county seat of Lucas County. Toledo is located near the intersection of three major Interstate highways: I-80, I-90 and I-75. Two other Interstates (I-280 and I-475) run through the city, which is also serviced by U.S. Routes 20 and 24 and Ohio State Highways 2 and 65. The city is home to the University of Toledo, one of the state's largest institutes of higher learning.

Toledo is in the midst of the Northwest Territory, a region which served as an early battleground between Indian tribes and settlers. The first settlement in the area was named Port Lawrence and was laid out in 1816 at the mouth of Swan Creek. In 1832 another settlement called Vistula was founded about a mile away. It took only a year before the two villages became consolidated into one. The name Toledo was chosen for the joint settlement, which became incorporated in 1837. Since that time, Toledo came to be known as the "Glass City" due to its prominence at the cutting edge of many innovations in the glass industry, including windows, bottles, windshields and glass art. Several large glass companies (e.g., Owens-Illinois, Owens Corning and Libbey Glass) started in Toledo and have served as principal forces in the city's economy. The other major industry prominent in Toledo's history is automobile parts. Many large companies in this field, including Electric AutoLite, Questor, Champion Spark Plug and Dana Corporation, began their operations in Toledo. The world-famous Jeep vehicles have been manufactured in the city since 1941.

Places of Interest in Toledo

Numerous cultural and recreational opportunities are available in Toledo. The world-renowned Toledo Museum of Art is home to the nationally recognized Glass Pavilion, a beautiful structure housing a priceless collection of glass art. The Toledo Zoo is nationally recognized as one of the most comprehensive in the nation and is home to the first hippoquarium. Imagination Station is a science museum whose exhibits allow a hands-on approach to learning and entertainment. Music fans in the city have a wide variety of options to enjoy, including the Toledo Opera, the Toledo Symphony and the Toledo Ballet. Toledo's Valentine Theatre is over a century old and serves as one of the main components in the city’s downtown revitalization. Outdoor recreation can be found in any of the more than 100 parks owned and operated by the city. Fishing and boating are plentiful on both the Maumee River, which flows through Toledo, and on Lake Erie.

Toledo is the proud home of the Toledo Mud Hens, a Class Triple-A minor league professional baseball team affiliated with Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers. The Mud Hens, one of Minor League Baseball's oldest teams, compete in the International League and play their home games at Toledo's Fifth Third Field. Another professional team in town is hockey's Toledo Walleye, an affiliate of the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings. The Walleye compete in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Collegiate sports can be found at the University of Toledo, home of the Rockets.

Major-league franchises reside about an hour away in the city of Detroit. The Detroit Lions have long been a staple of the National Football League (NFL) as have the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB). Basketball's Detroit Pistons (NBA) and hockey's Detroit Red Wings (NHL) are longtime residents of the Motor City, which is also home to the Detroit Shock, a team in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

People

Total Population 282,275
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 13.1%
Employed Population 16+ 115,963
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 34.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.4%
Median Earnings25+ $28,144
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,045
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,499

Wealth

Median Family Income $43,631
% Above Poverty Level 72.2%
% Below Poverty Level 27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.7%
Median Gross Rent $643
Median House Value $78,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.6%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 11.1%

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

Toledo Almanac

Category Value
County Lucas
Metro Area Toledo
Standard Zip Codes 43601, 43602, 43604, 43605, 43606, 43607, 43608, 43609, 43610, 43611, 43612, 43613, 43614, 43615, 43617, 43620, 43623, 43624
P.O. Box Zip Codes 43603, 43635, 43697, 43699
Company Zip Codes 43652, 43654, 43656, 43657, 43659, 43660, 43661, 43666, 43667, 43681, 43682
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.663
Longitude -83.555

Toledo 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 BLADE
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 61 F
Jul Temp 68 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 64 F
Annual Precip 33.5 inches
Station TOLEDO EXPRESS AP
Distance 13.8 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 MILAN 4 ESE
Distance 28 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Toledo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Sylvania Township (43615, 43617, 43623)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holland 1,744 $72,802

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

Toledo Public Libraries

Library
Toledo-lucas County Public Library
325 MICHIGAN ST.
Toledo, Ohio
(419) 259-5207
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Toledo Hospitals

THE TOLEDO HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2142 NORTH COVE BOULEVARD
(419) 291-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

ST VINCENT MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2213 CHERRY ST
(419) 251-3232
Emergency Service: Yes

ST ANNE MERCY HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3404 SYLVANIA AVENUE
(419) 407-2663
Emergency Service: Yes

MEDICAL UNIVERSITY OF OHIO AT TOLEDO
(Government - State)
3000 ARLINGTON AVE
(419) 383-3600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Toledo High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

WHITMER HIGH SCHOOL
5601 CLEGG DR
419-473-8490
Serves 2,136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

START HIGH SCHOOL
2100 TREMAINSVILLE RD
419-473-1446
Serves 1,798 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION ACADEMY
1830 ADAMS ST
419-897-7928
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,438 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 38.9

SCOTT HIGH SCHOOL
2400 COLLINGWOOD BLVD
419-244-8303
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,423 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.4

WAITE HIGH SCHOOL
301 MORRISON DR
419-691-4687
Serves 1,388 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

BOWSHER HIGH SCHOOL
3548 S DETROIT AVE
419-385-5776
Serves 1,340 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL
600 E STREICHER ST
419-729-7131
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,195 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL
5539 NEBRASKA AVE
419-531-1648
Serves 1,160 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

LIBBEY HIGH SCHOOL
1250 WESTERN AVE
419-385-5341
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,021 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.8

OTTAWA HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
2532 EVERGREEN RD
419-536-4647
Serves 470 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

LIFE SKILLS CENTER OF TOLEDO
1830 ADAMS ST
419-241-5504
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 455 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 28.4

TOLEDO SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS
425 JEFFERSON AVE FL 3RD
419-246-8732
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 328 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

ALLIANCE ACADEMY OF TOLEDO
1501 MONROE ST STE 2ND
419-418-5150
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 279 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.1

WHITNEY ADULT
1602 WASHINGTON ST
419-249-8211
A Non-traditional School
Serves 238 students.

PHOENIX ACADEMY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
2238 JEFFERSON AVE
419-729-8372
A Charter School.
Serves 206 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 41.2

PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL OF TOL
630 S REYNOLDS RD
419-534-2228
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 144 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

TOLEDO TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY
3301 UPTON AVE
419-479-3161
A Vocational School
Serves 124 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6.2

CUMMINGS-ZUCKER HIGH SCHOOL
5301 BENNETT RD
419-478-3037
Serves 122 students.

GLASS CITY ACADEMY
2275 COLLINGWOOD BLVD
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 103 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.6

POLLY FOX ACADEMY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
2238 JEFFERSON AVE
A Charter School.
Serves 63 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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Historic Toledo

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Lucas County Court House between 1900 and 1920

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Lucas County Court House between 1900 and 1920

Blast furnaces from west bank of Maumee River between 1905 and 1920

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