Media Kit

Ohio’s fourth most-populated city, Toledo is a major Midwestern port city, boasting the fifth busiest port on the Great Lakes. The city also sits at the crossroads of major interstate highway systems and railway lines that connect it to industry across the nation. This enviable location has served the region well throughout its history, beginning with its origins as a leading glass manufacturer in the late 19th century, earning the city its nickname, “The Glass City.” Today,

Toledo is a top mid-sized city for new and diverse business development, from auto manufacturing to healthcare to education. The city is enjoying its own cultural renaissance, marked by a revitalized waterfront and bustling entertainment center that highlight the area’s growing art community, world-class attractions, broad and diverse culinary offerings, and revered sports teams; while a robust and growing urban park system keeps residents and visitors alike connected to the area’s wealth of natural assets.


Toledo City: 276,614
Metro: 641,816

Median Household Income: 52,267
Per Capita Income: 30,279
Median Age: 35
   Female- 51.4%
   Male- 48.6%
   White or Caucasian- 72.7%
   Black or African American-14.0%
   Hispanic or Latino- 6.53%
   Other- 4.77%

Median Home Price; $152,500
Home Price Increase: 17.1% over 2019
Housing Affordability Index Rate: 285.3
1 Bedroom Apartment: $820
2 Bedroom Apartment: $1,077
3 Bedroom Apartment: $1,234

Cost of Living: 72.7 (OHIO=82.6, USA=100)
Average Commute: 21.1 minutes
Average Temperature in July: 87/68
Average Temperature in January: 33/22
Average Precipitation in July: 3.11"
Average Precipitation in January: 2.01"

Accolades & Rankings


#1 Cheapest Housing Market,, 2023
#1 Hottest Housing Market for 2024,, 2023
#2 Best Place to Move and Buy a House on $100,000 Salary - TheStreet, 2023
#21 Most Affordable Place to Live in the U.S. - U.S. News & World Report, 2023
#1 Most Affordable Place to Retire - GOBankingRates, 2023
#1 Under the Radar City for Retirement - Orchard, 2023
#19 Bet Places to Retire in the U.S. - U.S. News & World Report, 2023
#1 Most Affordable Cities for Family Vacations - Forbes Advisor
#5 Best U.S. Cities for Running - runnersneed, 2023

#1 Ohio Metro for Women in Real Estate – MyEListing, 2022
#2 Best Metro for First-Time Home Buyers – Zillow, 2022
#4 Best Large City, #6 Best Midwest City, #14 Best Overall City for Remote Work – Ownerly, 2022
#5 Manufacturing Hub in the US – Business Facilities Magazine, 2022
#10 Metro Where Sales and Prices are Anticipated to Continue Rising in 2023 –®, 2022
Top 10 Best City for New Business Investment – Site Selection Magazine, 2022

#1 Mid-sized cities for new business investment - Site Selection Magazine, 2021

#1 Best U.S. city for remote workers – Acorns + CNBC, 2020
#2 Best manufacturing region in the US - Business Facilities Magazine, 2020
#3 Best places for birdwatching in the United States – Lonely Planet, 2020
#4 Best city for first-time homebuyers – MoneyGeek, 2020
#10 Cities with the lowest cost of living in America –, 2020
#10 Best city for a quickie summer trip -, 2020

#3 Best city for average monthly cost of living –, 2019
#4 Most LGBT-friendly city to retire in – Senior Living, 2019
#5 Best “bang for your buck” city when adjusted for salaries and cost of living – Indeed, 2019
#5 Best city for bang for your buck based on salaries and cost of living -Bloomberg CityLab, 2019
#8 City with the most ice cream parlors – Infogroup, 2019
#8 Most popular city in the nation for millennial migration – National Association of Realtors, 2019

#1 Best minor league sports city – Livability, 2018
#2 Best city for work-life balance – SmartAsset, 2018
#3 Best city to retire rich – GoBankingRates, 2018
#4 Best destination to visit in the U.S. – Expedia, 2018

Promotional Videos

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Regional Growth Partnership

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Toledo Lucas County Port Authority

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Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

Stacey Mallett, Vice President of Communications

Regional Growth Partnership

John Gibney, Chief Marketing Officer

Destination Toledo

Lance Woodworth, President & CEO

ConnecToledo, Downtown Toledo Development Corporation

Paul Toth, President


City of Toledo

Engage Toledo