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Toledo, Ohio - Basic Facts

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The City of Toledo is the 4th largest city in Ohio with a population of 279,019 as of July 1, 2017. 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 41.6641 and longitude -83.5819 in Lucas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Toledo (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Toledo population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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

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Toledo, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 279,019
Daytime Population: Workers 140,621
Daytime Population: Residents 157,995
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 298,616
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.07
Population in Households 271,013
Population in Familes 197,319
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,006
Population Density2 3,457
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $36,841
Average Household Income $49,216
Per Capita Income $21,045


Total Housing Units 138,179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 60,908 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 56,394 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 20,877 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $87,912
Average Home Value $104,507


Total Households 117,302
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 65,502
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.27%
Households -0.28% -0.21%
Families -0.59% -0.43%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2017 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 # 58 95th
Diversity Index # 14 99th
Median Household Income # 1099 10th
Per Capita Income # 970 20th

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