Sylvania, Ohio

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Sylvania is a city in Lucas County, Ohio, United States. The population was 18,670 at the 2000 census. Sylvania is a suburb of Toledo.



Judge William Wilson and General David White founded Sylvania in 1833, just 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).


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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15.1 km²), of which, 5.8 square miles (15.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.68%) is water.

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


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.

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