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Map of the Metro Toledo

Common name: Metro Toledo
Largest city Toledo
Other cities  - Perrysburg
 - Fremont
 - Bowling Green
 - Adrian
Population  Ranked 79th in the U.S.
 - Total 659,188
 - Density Unknown/sq. mi. 
Area 1,619 sq. mi.
4,193 km²
State(s)  Ohio
 - Highest point Unknown feet (Unknown m)
 - Lowest point Unknown feet (Unknown m)

The Toledo Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area centered in the American city of Toledo, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 659,188(though a July 1, 2008 estimate placed the population at 649,104).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the metropolitan area includes the counties of Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood. The Toledo broadcast media market includes outlying counties and serves approximately one million residents. The Toledo metro area has strong economic ties to the nearby Detroit-Windsor area within an hour drive and it's 6 million residents straddling the US and Canada border. Toledo is part of the Great Lakes Megalopolis which has an estimated 54 million residents in the region.

The separate urban area of Fremont, Ohio, which has strong commuter interchange with the Toledo metropolitan area, is included in a wider labor market area called the Toledo-Fremont Combined Statistical Area. A wider definition may add the Sandusky Metropolitan Area, although the US Census considers them separate MSAs. Other extended additions may include the Monroe, Michigan MSA, the micropolitan areas of Findlay, Tiffin, and Adrian, Michigan, as well as Henry County in Ohio. Although a separate broadcast media market,the Toledo Metro Area and the Metro Detroit, share common cultural aspects as upper Midwest, situated on the Great Lakes.


Regional education

There are several higher education institutions that operate campuses in and near the city of Toledo and its metropolitan area. Some of the larger populated universities and colleges include the University of Toledo, Davis College, Lourdes College, University of Toledo Medical Center, Mercy College of Northwest Ohio, Stautzenberger College, Toledo Academy of Beauty, Toledo Professional Skills Institute, Owens Community College, University of Findlay, Bowling Green State University, Terra Community College, Adrian College, The University of Michigan in nearby Ann Arbor and also several other smaller institutes.


Largest places in the Toledo Area[1]
City 2005 2000
Toledo 301,285 313,619
Sylvania TWP 45,160 44,253
Findlay 39,118 38,967
Bowling Green 29,793 29,636
Bedford Township 31,126 28,606
Springfield TWP 24,791 24,123
Monroe 21,796 22,076
Adrian 21,784 21,574
Frenchtown Township 21,056 20,777
Oregon 19,175 19,355
Fremont 17,049 17,375
Perrysburg 16,980 16,945
Maumee 14,285 15,237
Monroe Charter Township 14,077 13,491
Perrysburg Township 13,634 13,613
Fostoria 13,395 13,931
Lake Township 10,442 10,350
Napoleon Township 10,224 10,331
Waterville Township 10,136 9,469

The Toledo Metropolitan Area is the sixth largest metropolitan area in the state of Ohio. The other five are Greater Cleveland, Metro Columbus, Cincinnati Metropolitan Area, Greater Dayton (Miami Valley), and Akron.

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Fulton County



Lucas County



Ottawa County



Wood County




As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 659,188 people, 259,973 households, and 169,384 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 83.03% White, 12.01% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.07% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.79% from other races, and 1.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.35% of the population.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $42,686, and the median income for a family was $51,882. Males had a median income of $38,959 versus $25,738 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $20,694.


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