Sylvania, Ohio

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City of Sylvania, Ohio
Sylvania city hall.jpg Main Street, Downtown Sylvania, Ohio.jpg
Top: Sylvania City Hall
Bottom: Main Street, Downtown Sylvania.
Flag of City of Sylvania, Ohio
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Tree City USA
Motto(s): 
"Serving the Community"
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Lucas County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°42′41″N 83°42′12″W / 41.71139°N 83.70333°W / 41.71139; -83.70333Coordinates: 41°42′41″N 83°42′12″W / 41.71139°N 83.70333°W / 41.71139; -83.70333
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyLucas
Government
 • MayorCraig A. Stough (R)[1]
Area
 • Total6.53 sq mi (16.91 km2)
 • Land6.48 sq mi (16.78 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation663 ft (202 m)
Population
 • Total18,971
 • Estimate 
(2018[5])
19,030
 • Density2,926.7/sq mi (1,130.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
43560
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-76022[6]
GNIS feature ID1061668[3]
Websitehttp://www.cityofsylvania.com/

Sylvania, officially the City of Sylvania, Ohio or the City of Sylvania is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 18,971 at the 2010 census. Sylvania is a suburb of Toledo, and encompassed by Sylvania Township, its northern border is the southern border of the State of Michigan.[7]

History[edit]

Sylvania was platted in 1836.[8] A post office called Sylvania has been in operation since 1859.[9] Sylvania was incorporated in 1867.[10]

Geography[edit]

Sylvania is located at 41°42′41″N 83°42′12″W / 41.71139°N 83.70333°W / 41.71139; -83.70333 (41.711450, -83.703210).[11]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.53 square miles (16.91 km2), of which, 6.48 square miles (16.78 km2) is land and 0.05 square miles (0.13 km2) is water.[2]

Sylvania is approximately 10 miles west-northwest of Toledo, Ohio.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880523
18905454.2%
190061713.2%
19101,00262.4%
19201,22222.0%
19302,10872.5%
19402,1994.3%
19502,43310.6%
19605,187113.2%
197012,031131.9%
198015,55629.3%
199017,30111.2%
200018,6707.9%
201018,9711.6%
Est. 201819,030[5]0.3%
Sources:[6][12][13][14][15][16][17]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 18,971 people, 7,642 households, and 5,092 families residing in the city; the population density was 2,926.7 inhabitants per square mile (1,130.0/km2). There were 8,165 housing units at an average density of 1,260.0 per square mile (486.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.4% White, 2.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.3% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.9% of the population.

There were 7,642 households of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.0% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 33.4% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.02.

The median age in the city was 42.7 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.5% were from 25 to 44; 29.9% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.3% male and 52.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

Largest ancestries (2000) Percent
German 32.8%
Irish 15.7%
Polish 10.7%
Italian 6.2%
American 4.9%

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 18,670 people, 7,151 households, and 5,070 families residing in the city; the population density was 3,223.2 people per square mile (1,245.0/km²). There were 7,392 housing units at an average density of 1,276.2 per square mile (492.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.20% White, 1.00% African American, 0.10% Native American, 2.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.63% of the population. The city has a significant Jewish community.

There were 7,151 households out of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.1% were non-families. 25.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.16.

In the city, 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. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $57,358, and the median income for a family was $73,947. Males had a median income of $52,892 versus $34,583 for females; the per capita income for the city was $28,163. About 3.7% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.2% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.

Government[edit]

The City of Sylvania follows a Council-Mayor relationship;[18] the Judicial branch of the government of the City of Sylvania is run by the Sylvania Municipal Court[19], which is presided over by the Honorable Judge Michael A. Bonfiglio.[20]

The charter and laws of the City of Sylvania are documented in the Codified Ordinances of the City of Sylvania, Ohio.[21]

The mayor of Sylvania is Craig Stough. Sylvania has a city council made up of seven members; the president of Sylvania City Council is Mary Westphal. The remaining members of council are, Katie Cappellini, Mark Frye, Doug Haynam, Sandy Husman, Mark Luetke, and Jason Mishka.[22][23]

Education[edit]

Sylvania has two public libraries, one near each high school, which are branches of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library.[24][25]

Public[edit]

Public schools in Sylvania, Ohio are all part of the Sylvania City School District.

Elementary schools
  • Highland Elementary School
  • Hill View Elementary School
  • Maplewood Elementary School
  • Stranahan Elementary School
  • Sylvan Elementary School
  • Whiteford Elementary School
  • Central Trail Elementary School
Junior high schools
High schools

Private[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Parks and recreation[edit]

The city is home to over 250 acres of parkland, which include Olander Park, Harroun Community Park, Pacesetter Park, Veterans Memorial Park, and Burnham Park; the Olander Park System ("TOPS") has a large 28 acre pond as well as other satellite parks (Fossil Park, Sylvan Prairie Park, Whetstone Park and Southview Oak Savanna).[26] Pacesetter Park has lacrosse, soccer, and baseball fields, and Burnham Park contains Plummer Pool.

Most of Sylvania's recreational activities take place thorough the Sylvania Area Joint Recreation Department (SAJRD), they operate 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 center offers indoor sports such as soccer, baseball, lacrosse, ice hockey, and ice skating.[27][28]

In 2016, a steel beam from the World Trade Center was installed in the "9/11 First Responders Last Call Memorial" at the Toledo Memorial Park cemetery in Sylvania.[29]

Sister city[edit]

Sylvania is the sister city of Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.[30]

Notable people[edit]

Notable event[edit]

References[edit]

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  18. ^ {{Cite web |url=https://www.cityofsylvania.com/government/city-offices/
  19. ^ {{Cite web |url=https://www.sylvaniacourt.com/about/mission/
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  28. ^ "Pacesetter Park". Sylvania Recreation District. Archived from the original on 2018-07-08. Retrieved 2019-04-03. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  29. ^ "World Trade Center beam installed at Sylvania memorial". Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. 2016-09-11. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
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