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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Toledo is a city in Ohio with a population of 278,193. Toledo is in Lucas County. Living in Toledo offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Toledo there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families live in Toledo and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Toledo are above average.
About Toledo...
Population
278,193

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$79,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$700
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Toledo Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    625.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    75
    40.7
  • Robbery
    239.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    863.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,308.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    290.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Toledo

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$37,100
National
$55,322
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Toledo is attractive to me because the cost of living and education are not exorbitant. I can still reach my goals without taking on crazy debt as a student. There’s diversity here, great Lebanese, Indian and Asian markets as well as a Farmers Market downtown at Erie St. year round. Entertainment centers a lot around restaurants and bars, but there’s Huntington Center and 5/3rd Field for hockey, baseball and other events. Toledo is unassuming and a safe affordable place - big enough but not too big!
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For 22 years I lived in Toledo, Ohio. Started in kindergarten enrolled in Toledo public schools and in 2014 I graduated from Waite High School. Growing up I never realized how poor it was around me. Kinda like I had tunnel vision up until high school years. Walking home from school or sports practices/games on the main road and encountering numerous women walking back and forth looking for rides. Passing barbershops where the men sitting outside would do cat calls and would sell merchandise openly. I’m glad I have the experience I do. Only so I can learn from that and grow and educated my children.
It really depends where you live in Toledo honestly. Some parts of it are very nice, others are not. It really just differs on the neighborhood, but I've found that the further in you go the worse it gets. As someone who went to Toledo Public Schools their whole life, again, it's what you make of it. Some of the schools are terrible, but there are plenty of alternative options and specialty schools available. If you live in the residential areas (as I do) life is quiet enough, and there are always restaurants and stores nearby. I will say Toledo is very diverse, especially the south and east side. The housing market is fairly standard I'd say, if you go out into the suburbs like Sylvania and Oregon obviously it will go up. Overall a decent city, but there are better.