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Overall Niche Grade
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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 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.
About Toledo...
Population
279,455

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$78,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$677
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Toledo Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    574.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    13.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    86.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    173.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,018.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,440.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    257.4
    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
    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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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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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!
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.