Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio

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Sylvania Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Township
Location of Sylvania Township within Lucas County, Ohio.
Location of Sylvania Township within Lucas County, Ohio.
Coordinates: 41°41′54″N 83°41′55″W / 41.69833°N 83.69861°W / 41.69833; -83.69861Coordinates: 41°41′54″N 83°41′55″W / 41.69833°N 83.69861°W / 41.69833; -83.69861
Country United States
State Ohio
County Lucas
Area
 • Total 28.5 sq mi (73.7 km2)
 • Land 28.4 sq mi (73.5 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation[1] 669 ft (204 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 48,487
 • Density 1,709/sq mi (659.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 43560
Area code(s) 419
FIPS code 39-76025[2]
GNIS feature ID 1086536[1]
Website www.sylvaniatownship.com

Sylvania Township is one of the eleven townships of Lucas County, Ohio, United States. As of 2010, the total population was 48,487,[3] making it the second most populous county subdivision of Lucas County, Northwest Ohio, and the 419 / 567 area codes (behind only Toledo). It is the 8th most populous township in Ohio.[4]

The township entirely encompasses the city of Sylvania. Excluding the city of Sylvania, the remainder of the township had a population of 29,522 in 2010. The township government is under direction of a 3-member Board of Trustees (elected to staggered 4-year terms), an elected Clerk and a full-time Administrator.

Geography[edit]

Located in the northern part of the county, it borders the following townships and municipalities:

The city of Sylvania lies in northern Sylvania Township.

The Ottawa River and Ten Mile Creek both flow through the township.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 44,253 people, 9,453 households, and 6,400 families residing in the township. The racial makeup of the township was 93.5% White, 1.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.8% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 1.2% from two or more races. 1.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,640 households out of which 36.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.4% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 23.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.13. There was a total of 17,297 housing units in the township, of which 657 (3.8%) were vacant.

In the township the population was spread out with 27.9% under the age of 18 and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.5 years. For every 100 females there were 92.77 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.26 males.

Name[edit]

It is the only Sylvania Township statewide.[5] Sylvania is Latin for "place in the woods."[citation needed] Sylvania Township shares its name with the city of Sylvania.

Government[edit]

The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer,[6] who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.

The township has six departments: Administration, Police, Fire, Road, Zoning and Maintenance. Sylvania Township employs 162 people.

Township residents receive water from the City of Sylvania, the City of Toledo or Lucas County depending on where they live.

Transportation[edit]

The following highways are important transportation arteries in Sylvania Township:

  • (eastbound) - Acres Road (Alexis Road to Monroe Street), ends at Monroe Street
  • (westbound) - Alexis Road (Acres Road to Monroe Street), ends at Monroe Street

Famous residents[edit]

The actress Katie Holmes grew up in Sylvania Township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Sylvania township, Lucas County, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): All County Subdivisions within Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 7, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Detailed map of Ohio" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. 2000. Retrieved 2007-02-16. 
  6. ^ §503.24, §505.01, and §507.01 of the Ohio Revised Code. Accessed 4/30/2009.

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