Sylvania, Ohio

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Sylvania, Ohio
City
Nickname(s): Tree City USA
Motto: "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
Area[1]
 • Total6.53 sq mi (16.91 km2)
 • Land6.48 sq mi (16.78 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation[2]663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total18,965
 • Estimate (2012[4])18,892
 • Density2,926.7/sq mi (1,130.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code43560
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-76022[5]
GNIS feature ID1061668[2]
Websitehttp://www.cityofsylvania.com/
 
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Sylvania, Ohio
City
Nickname(s): Tree City USA
Motto: "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
Area[1]
 • Total6.53 sq mi (16.91 km2)
 • Land6.48 sq mi (16.78 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
Elevation[2]663 ft (202 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total18,965
 • Estimate (2012[4])18,892
 • Density2,926.7/sq mi (1,130.0/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code43560
Area code(s)419
FIPS code39-76022[5]
GNIS feature ID1061668[2]
Websitehttp://www.cityofsylvania.com/

Sylvania is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 18,965 at the 2010 census. Sylvania is a suburb of Toledo. Its northern border is the southern border of the State of Michigan.[6]

History[edit]

Judge William Wilson and General David White founded Sylvania in 1836, just about 30 years after Ohio became a state. It was named for the dense forests that covered the area (Sylvania still has the distinction of being a Tree City).

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).[7]

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.[1]

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

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
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%
201018,9651.6%
Est. 201218,892−0.4%
Sources:[8][9][10][11][12][5][13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 18,965 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]

As of the census[5] 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 mayor of Sylvania is Craig Stough. Sylvania has a city council made up of seven members. The president of Sylvania City Council is Keith Haddad. The remaining members of council are Mary J. Westphal, V. Michael Brown, Katie Cappellini, Doug Haynam, Mark Luetke, and Todd Milner.

Education[edit]

Public[edit]

Public schools in Sylvania are all part of the Sylvania Schools System. The superintendent of schools is Dr. Bradley J. Rieger.

Elementary schools
Junior high schools
High schools

Private[edit]

Colleges[edit]

Parks[edit]

The city is home to several parks, including Olander Park, Pacesetter Park, Veterans Memorial, and Burnham Park. Olander Park has a large 28 acre pond as well as other satellite parks (Fossil Park, Sylvan Prairie Park, Whetstone Park and Southview Oak Savanna), Pacesetter Park has lacrosse, soccer, and baseball fields, and Burnham Park contains Plummer Pool.

Recreation[edit]

Most of Sylvania's recreational activities take place thorough the Sylvania Department of Recreation (Sylvania Rec.) They have a building with 2 ice skating rinks and 2 indoor soccer fields. The rec offer sports such as; soccer, baseball, lacrosse, Ice Hockey, and Ice skating. The Rec. partners with Pacesetter Park to play sports. Also the baseball fields at Veterans Memorial Park are utilized by the Rec.

Sylvania Country Club offers competitive swimming for children 18 and under.

Sylvania Tsunami's are also a competitive 18 and under swim team that practices out of the Sylvania Northview Highschool pool.

Sister city[edit]

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

Notable residents[edit]

Notable event[edit]

· Marathon Classic -LPGA[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  4. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ Mangus, Michael; Herman, Jennifer L. (2008). Ohio Encyclopedia. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 542. ISBN 978-1-878592-68-2. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Population of Civil Divisions Less than Counties". Statistics of the Population of the United States at the Tenth Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1910 U.S. Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "Population: Ohio". 1930 US Census. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  11. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio". 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  13. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 25 November 2013. 

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