- Toledo Metropolitan Area
Infobox Metropolitan Area
MSA_name = Toledo-Fremont
name = Metro Toledo
map_caption=The Toledo and Fremont metro areas and their surroundings.| largest_city = Toledo
other_cities = - Perrysburg - Fremont - Bowling Green - Adrian
rank_us = 77th
population = 656,696 [ [http://www.census.gov/population/www/estimates/metropop/2005/cbsa-01-fmt.csv July 2005 estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau] ]
density_mi2 = Unknown
density_km2 = Unknown
area_mi2 = 1,619
area_km2 = 4,193
highest_ft = Unknown
highest_m = Unknown
lowest_ft = Unknown
lowest_m = Unknown
The Toledo Metropolitan Area is a
metropolitan areacentered in the American city of Toledo, Ohiowith 656,696 residents and four counties within Northwest Ohio. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the metropolitan area includes the counties of Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Wood.
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 and Putnam counties in Ohio. Some people even consider the Toledo Metro Area as an extension of Metro Detroit, since the two areas share common cultural ties.
The Toledo area is also the nation's third busiest rail hub, 15th-busiest air cargo hub (
Toledo Express Airport), and one of the busiest ports on the Great Lakes. This area is fairly large and is maintaining its population. Toledo is also a popular hub location for transportation companies such as UPS and BAX Global.
There are several higher
education institutionsthat operate campuses in and near the city of Toledo and its metropolitan area. Some of the larger populated universitiesand collegesinclude the University of Toledo, Davis College, Lourdes College, Medical University of Ohio, 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 Michiganin nearby Ann Arbor and also several other smaller institutes.
As of the
censusGR|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 incomefor the MSA was $20,694.
* [http://www.tmacog.org/ Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments]
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