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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  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
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Toledo is a city in Ohio with a population of 279,455. Toledo is in Lucas County. Living in Toledo offers residents a 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.
About Toledo...
Population
279,455

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$677
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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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
    661.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    281.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,119.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,615.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    268.8
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 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
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

Working in Toledo

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,808
National
$55,322
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Toledo Reviews

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The restaurants are stellar in Toledo, OH. Additionally, with the bonus of many great hospitals and doctors offices the Toledo area is great for job opportunities. Toledo also offers great sporting events like baseball and hockey. The Toledo Mudhens are the local baseball team and there are several home games around the baseball season and they offer great hometown atmosphere. Additionally, the local hockey team the Toledo Walleye offer a great hometown and family feel. The local downtown area is great to spend an evening with friends, wether that is going to a hockey game or enjoying the weather outside at the ball field Toledo is the way to go!
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Downtown has made many changes to become safer and more attractive to both residents and visitors. There are plenty of decent, affordable restaurants, and the University of Toledo is a very beautiful campus. The area Metroparks in the area are also beautiful, and are great places to get exercise while enjoying nature. There are always events going on around town, from concerts at Promenade Park to baseball games at Fifth Third Field. The surrounding public and private school systems provide commendable educations and have competitive athletic teams that repeatedly are state- and nationally-ranked. The suburban areas are kid-friendly, and there are plenty of attractions for entertainment. Growing up in Toledo has offered me countless opportunities to grow academically, artistically, and in athletics, and has provided me with memories that make me happy to call this city "home." I would not mind living here after college, as I know this area is a great place to settle down.
Toledo seems to be a city that's coming back! There are several large companies that are located here (especially health care companies and hospitals), so I'd say that job opportunities should be abundant. It is also the home to several universities, which are also full of opportunity.
The downtown and nightlife seen have been on the rise, as downtown Toledo has many bars, restaurants, and attractions for all.
Personally, my experience has been positive. Of the three neighborhoods that I've lived in, all of them have been very safe.
One particular thing that we love about Toledo is the abundance of metroparks that are available. There are so many of them, and they all feature the natural beauty of the area in which they're placed. You almost forget that you're in a good sized city while you're there!
As with all cities, there are parts of town in particular that could use improvement, and it seems that law and policy makers are aware of them and taking steps to improve the city.