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  •   State: 
    Lucas County
      County FIPS: 
    41°42′41″N 83°42′12″W
      Area total: 
    6.72 sq mi (17.40 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.67 sq mi (17.26 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.05 sq mi (0.14 km²)
    663 ft (202 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Toledo, OH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Sylvania, Lucas County, Ohio, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,852.36 residents per square mile of area (1,101.26/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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The name "Sylvania" is borrowed from the Latin sylvan or sylva, meaning "forest land" General David White is considered the first pioneer settler and town supervisor, originally from Palmyra, New York. The city is built on large shale deposits, which over hundreds of years have been mined in quarries to make concrete, cement and other stone products. Silica shale from the region is renowned among paleontologists for its high-quality fossils from the early Devonian period. The Lathrop House, built in 1853, was a stop on the Underground Railroad. Slaves trying to escape to freedom in the north were given food and shelter in a secret room behind an oven door. The building was originally located on Main St, south of downtown Sylvania, but after a land dispute, it moved to Harroun Park across the street. The Harnroun Family Barn was built by the Harrouns and their son Edwin in 1858. Sylvania is a suburb of Toledo, and encompassed by Sylvania Township. Its northern border is the southern border of the state of Michigan. The population was 19,011 at the 2020 census, and it is expected to grow to 20,000 by the end of the decade. It is located at 41°4241N 83°4212W (41.711450, -83.703210), approximately 10 miles (16 km) west-northwest of Toledo.


General David White is considered the founder of Sylvania as the first pioneer settler and town supervisor, originally from Palmyra, New York. In 1832, White was given the title of General (possibly after services rendered during the War of 1812), which allowed him to explore the western Lake Erie region. Over the course of several years, White, along with his associate, Judge William Wilson, purchased a total of 1,920 acres (780 ha) of Port Lawrence and surrounding land in what would eventually become Sylvania. White established the first area school in Whiteford, and platted the township there one year later in 1835. A post office called Sylvania has been in operation since 1859. Sylvania built its own railroad depot along the Erie-Kalamazoo Railroad in 1858. While the depot is no longer in operation, the original station building exists as an exhibit in the Sylvania Historical Village, still next to the railroad which remains in use. The first steam locomotive was installed in 1837. Trains were at first pulled by horse until the first steam train was built in 1833. The town was incorporated in 1867, with the first post office opening in 1859, and Sylvania was first incorporated as a town in 1836. The city is located on the shores of Lake Michigan, near the mouth of the Kalamazoo River at Lake Michigan. It is now the site of the former Port Lawrence, Michigan (now Toledo, Ohio), a notable port city at the time.


Sylvania is located at 41°4241N 83°4212W (41.711450, -83.703210), approximately 10 miles (16 km) west-northwest of Toledo. The city is built on large shale deposits, which over hundreds of years have been mined in quarries to make concrete, cement and other stone products. Silica shale from the region is renowned among paleontologists for its high-quality fossils from the early Devonian period. Sylvania Historical Village is an open-air museum in downtown Sylvania, that features both original and reproductions of historical buildings in the city. The Lathrop House, built in 1853, was used by abolitionists as a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is one of two locations in the world where visitors without any paleontological experience are allowed to search for fossils themselves. The Sylvania Area Joint Recreation Department (SAJRD) operates multiple facilities and parks, including Pacesetter, Veterans Memorial and Burnham parks, as well as a recreation center, Tam-O-Shanter, with two ice skating rinks and two indoor soccer fields. The community has received the Tree City USA designation for over 30 years, which recognizes for urban forestry. The literal translation of the city's name, "City of Trees", is the literal translation, " City of Trees". In 2016, a steel beam from the World Trade Center at Toledo was installed in the First Responders Memorial Park in Sylvania.


As of the census of 2010, there were 18,971 people, 7,642 households, and 5,092 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 2.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2,3% Asian, and 0.01% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population. The city has a significant Jewish community. The median income for a household in theCity was $57,358, and the median income. for a family was $73,947. The per capita income for the City was $28,163. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.02. The population was spread out, with 28.2% under the age of 18, 6.7%. from 18 to 24, 26.7. from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. For every 100 females, there. were 90.7 males. For each 100 females age 18 and over, there was 86.6 males. The gender makeup ofThe city was 47.3%. male and 52.7! female. There were 7,392 housing units at an average density of 1,276.2 per square mile (492.9/km²) The city's median age was 42.7 years. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population was 18,670.


The City of Sylvania follows a mayorcouncil government. The mayor is Craig Stough. The judicial branch of the city government is run by the Sylvania Municipal Court, presided over by the Honorable Judge Michael A. Bonfiglio. The city council has seven members, comprising eight committees (Building & Grounds, Employee & Community Relations, Finance, Parks & Forestry, Safety, Streets, Utilities & Environment, and Zoning & Annexation): Mark Frye, Patrick Richardson, Mary Westphal, Lyndsey Stough, and Douglas Haynam. The charter and laws are documented in the Codified Ordinances of the City of Sylvania, Ohio, which are published by the Ohio City and County Publishing Company, Inc. (ACPO) The city's motto is "Sylvania is the City, not the City," and the city's colors are red, white, and blue. It also has a slogan: "The City is the People, and the People are the City." The city has a motto: "We are the Future, and we are here to stay". The city is also known as the "Ohio City of the Future," and its slogan is "The future is here, and now is the time for the City to be the place to be." It is also the "City of the Past" and "The Past" in which the city is known as "the past" or "the pre-World War II era".


Sylvania has two public libraries, one near each high school, which are branches of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. The Sylvania Branch Library, located near Northview High School, was built in the 1950s, and was expanded and remodeled in 2017. Sylvania has a private school, a private college, and a private elementary and junior high school. The city is home to the Sylvania City School District, which also includes several private schools and a Montessori school. It is also home to Sylvania High School and Sylvania Junior High School. The town is located near Toledo, Ohio, on the Ohio Turnpike, near the Ohio-Indiana border. It has a population of about 3,000 people, mostly residents of Sylvania and its surrounding areas. It was founded in 1881 and is one of the oldest cities in the state, along with Toledo, Toledo, and Toledo City Schools. It also has a university, Lourdes University, which is located in Sylvania, Ohio. The community has a history of being involved in politics, especially in the late 1800s and early 1900s, when it was known as "Sylvia, Ohio" The town has a long history of poverty, particularly in the 1920s and 1930s. It had a high school that was founded as the first in the town, and later became part of the city. The current high school is Northview, which was established in 1883.

Sister city

Sylvania is the sister city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Woodstock is a suburb of Toronto, Ontario. Sylvania is a city in the province of Quebec. It is located in the Laurentian region of the province. It has a population of 2,000,000 people. It was founded in 1881. The city has a history of being part of the Niagara region. It also has a sister city in Toronto, Canada, called Sylvania. The sister city is also in the town of Chateauguay, Quebec, Canada and in the county of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, It is in the Ontario region of Quebec and the Quebec City region of Ontario. The town of Sylvania was established in 1883. It became a city on November 1, 1883, and was named after Sylvania, a town in the Niagara-On-The-Lake region of Canada, in 1885. It's also in Ontario, Quebec and Quebec. The name Sylvania means "sister city" or "city" in French. It means "a city of the same name" in the French language. In English, it is called "Sylvia" or "Sylvania". It is also known as "Woodstock" in Woodstock and as "Chateau-Sylva" in Ontario and "Chauguin" in Quebec, in the Canadian province of Ontario and in Quebec City, in Canada.

Notable events

Marathon Classic is an LPGA Tour event that has been played in Sylvania since 1989. The event is one of the most popular events on the PGA Tour. It is played on the same course as the Masters, which is held in Augusta, Georgia. The Masters is the oldest PGA tournament in the world, having been held since 1864. It was also the first PGA Championship to be held in the region. The tournament was played in the town of Sylvania for the first time in 1989. It has since been known as "Sylvania" or "Slovenia" by locals. The town has a history of hosting major tournaments, including the Ryder Cup and the US Open. It also hosted the Open Championship in the 1970s and 1980s. The Open Championship is held on the site of a former castle, which was built in 1875. It's also known as the birthplace of the Piedmont Golf Club, which dates back to 1876. The city's name is derived from the town's name, Sylvania, which means "slovenly" in French and "sylvian" in English. The word "soul" means "beautiful" and means "peace" in the local language. The name of the town was first used in the 17th century, when it was first mentioned in a local newspaper. The current town was founded in the 18th century and is known as Sylvania by its inhabitants.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Sylvania, Henry County, Ohio = 26.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 40. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Sylvania = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 19,011 individuals with a median age of 40.5 age the population grows by 2.12% in Sylvania, Henry County, Ohio population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,852.36 residents per square mile of area (1,101.26/km²). There are average 2.58 people per household in the 17,350 households with an average household income of $69,687 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is of the available work force and has dropped -6.87% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 14.56%. The number of physicians in Sylvania per 100,000 population = 289.5.


The annual rainfall in Sylvania = 32.5 inches and the annual snowfall = 37.5 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 133. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 180. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 45, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Sylvania, Henry County, Ohio which are owned by the occupant = 77.87%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 31 years with median home cost = $150,280 and home appreciation of -6.13%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.26 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $6,082 per student. There are 36.5 students for each teacher in the school, 526 students for each Librarian and 432 students for each Counselor. 7.78% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 25.58% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 16.30% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Sylvania's population in Lucas County, Ohio of 1,681 residents in 1900 has increased 11,31-fold to 19,011 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.72% female residents and 48.28% male residents live in Sylvania, Henry County, Ohio.

    As of 2020 in Sylvania, Henry County, Ohio are married and the remaining 34.42% are single population.

  • 22.9 minutes is the average time that residents in Sylvania require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    89.60% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.10% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.52% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.05% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Sylvania, Henry County, Ohio, 77.87% are owner-occupied homes, another 16.37% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.77% are vacant.

  • The 46.24% of the population in Sylvania, Henry County, Ohio who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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