Toledo is a large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 274,975 people and 100 constituent neighborhoods, Toledo is the fourth largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Toledo is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Toledo is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Toledo who work in office and administrative support (11.92%), sales jobs (9.26%), and food service (8.33%).
One thing noticeable about Toledo, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Toledo is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Toledo a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Toledo is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.
The education level of Toledo citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.67% of adults 25 and older in Toledo have a college degree.
The per capita income in Toledo in 2010 was $21,949, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,796 for a family of four. However, Toledo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Toledo is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Toledo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Toledo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Toledo include German, Irish, Polish, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Toledo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.