Toledo 62 Below average
Toledo Livability #1,089 ranked city in Ohio#21,380 ranked city in the USARanks better than 27% of areas
A+ Toledo Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Toledo Cost of Living Cost of living is 8% lower than Ohio
8416% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Toledo cost of living
F Toledo Crime Total crime is 81% higher than Ohio
Total crime
3,90066% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2666% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-12%Year over year crime is down
Toledo crime
F Toledo Employment Household income is 32% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$34,54838% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,31732% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%60% higher than the US average
Toledo employment
D Toledo Housing Home value is 41% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$77,80058% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$65131% lower than the US average
Home ownership
52%18% lower than the US average
Toledo real estate or Toledo rentals
F Toledo Schools HS graduation rate is 6% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
80%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
38%21% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Toledo K-12 schools
D+ Toledo User Ratings There are a total of 27 ratings in Toledo
Overall user rating
56% 27 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 9 total reviews
User surveys rating
63% 18 total surveys
all Toledo poll results

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      Living in Toledo, OH

      Toledo is a large city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 280,854 people. In Toledo, there are 3,480 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Toledo. With average one way commute time of only 20 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

      Living in Toledo can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the area. Having said that, in the state of Ohio, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! To help you find the best places to live in and around Toledo, AreaVibes has created a livability score using key metrics like amenities, crime, cost of living and more.

      With a livability score of 62 out of 100, Toledo is ranked #20,970 in the United States and #1,069 in Ohio. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Toledo ranks well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B+). Toledo does not score well for the following: crime (F), weather (D-), education (D), employment (F) and housing (D). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Toledo on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Toledo Zoo, Toledo Museum of Art, and Toledo Mud Hens Baseball.

      Assuming that Toledo meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Toledo. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Toledo are simply unattainable. The median home price for Toledo homes is $77,800, which is 41% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Toledo, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% lower than the Ohio average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Toledo were 7%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 4.9%.

      Toledo transportation information

      Average one way commute20min23min26min
      Workers who drive to work83.2%83.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool8.2%7.8%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit2.4%1.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%0.3%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.6%2.3%2.8%
      Working from home2.1%3.7%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Toledo, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).