Toledo, Ohio - Facts & Figures
Toledo, Ohio is considered the “Water Recreation Capital of the Midwest.” Located on Lake Erie and the Maumee River, Toledo is an easily accessed river hub. It is also just north of what was the Great Black Swamp, which is why the city is now called "Frog Town." Toledo calls itself the Crossroads of America because it's the "perfect convergence of history, culture, and attractions." It has a large park and recreation system offering outdoor activities in a variety of forms to residents.
Toledo is also known as “The Glass Capital of the World,” as the city has a long history of innovation in the glass industry. Jeep vehicles have been manufactured there since 1941. Toledo is close to Cleveland, Columbus and Detroit and makes a good stopping point during travel. While Toledo still has a rust belt remaining from its industrial history, it is now interested in making its economy more green. It has invested in solar energy, and both the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University have received Ohio grants for solar energy research.
- Population: 286,038
- Industries: Construction; Transportation equipment; Accommodation and food services; Educational services; Professional, scientific, and technical services; Metal and metal products; Administrative and support and waste management services
- Area Codes: 419, 567
- ZIP Codes: 43601, 43604, 43605, 43606, 43607, 43608, 43609, 43610, 43611, 43612
- Surrounding Cities: Chicago, IL; Ottawa Hills, OH; Rossford, OH; Northwood, OH; Oregon, OH; Lambertville, MI; Temperance, MI; Walbridge, OH; Harbor View, OH