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Toledo is a city in Lucas County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the city in Spain

The latitude of Toledo is 41.663N. The longitude is -83.555W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 308,973.


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Median household income
Local
$32,546
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Toledo demographic reports
Toledo is on Lake Erie, at the mouth of the Maumee River
Former and merged names include:
· Port Lawrence
· Vistula
Developed as a shipping point for canal boats carrying grain and other agricultural products
Public transportation: Toledo Area Regional Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3,182. The number of murders and homicides was 21. The violent crime rate was 10.3 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: Packo's hot dogs (made famous by Klinger's frequent mentions on M*A*S*H)
Well-known residents have included:
· Gloria Steinem, feminist leader
· Katie Holmes, actress
· Roger Bresnahan, baseball player
· Teresa Brewer, singer
· Danny Thomas, actor, comedian
· Jamie Farr, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Beaner?s Gourmet Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Irish American Festival - June 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Toledo web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Toledo Symphony
Nearby parks & recreation: Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Irwin Prairie State Nature Preserve
Toledo attractions: Toledo Zoo, Toledo Botanical Garden, Farmers Market
Sports teams: Mud Hens (minor league baseball), Storm (East Coast Hockey League)
Historic sites and museums: Toledo Museum of Art, S.S. Willis B. Boyer, Toledo Firefighters Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Toledo, Davis College, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, Owens Community College, Stautzenberger College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 93

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Toledo demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lucas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Toledo area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 43604 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

22% of Toledo residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Toledo ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Toledo was $17,388, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

17% of Toledo residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Toledo include Birckhead Place Historic District, Old West End District, Toledo Olde Towne Historic District, Vistula Historic District, Westmoreland Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Toledo, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $787.


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Libraries in Toledo include Birmingham Branch Library, Heatherdowns Branch Library, Kent Branch Library, Lagrange-Central Branch Library, Locke Branch Library, Mott Branch Library, Point Place Branch Library, Reynolds Corners Branch Library, Sanger Branch Library, South Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Toledo include Toledo Blade

TV stations in Toledo include WGTE, WLMB, WNWO, WTOL, WTVG, WUPW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WGTE-FM.

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Lucas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Toledo political report.

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Toledo restaurants taking online reservations include 31 HUNDRED ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Toledo workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 59 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Toledo between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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