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Toledo, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Toledo is the 4th largest city in Ohio with a population of 276,602 as of July 1, 2020. Toledo ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Toledo is located at latitude 41.6639 and longitude -83.5552 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Toledo encompass a land area of 80.72 sq. miles and a water area of 3.43 sq. miles. Lucas County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 610 feet.

The City of Toledo (GNIS ID: 1086537) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Toledo: Fort Industry, Port Lawrence, Upper Toledo, Vistula.


Toledo, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 276,602 (100%)
Population in Households 268,830 (97.2%)
Population in Families 194,164 (70.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 7,772 ( 2.8%)
Population Density 3,437
Diversity Index2 62


Median Household Income $37,203
Average Household Income $51,186
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $21,921
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 138,685 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 61,374 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 55,881 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 21,430 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $86,626
Average Home Value $110,081
Housing Affordability Index3 193


Total Households 117,255
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 64,738
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.37% -0.25%
Households -0.21% -0.17%
Families -0.54% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.26%


Toledo, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Toledo to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 100th
Population Density # 59 95th
Median Household Income # 1117 8th
Housing Affordability Index # 312 26th
Per Capita Income # 1041 14th
Diversity Index # 13 99th

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