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TOLEDO IOWA THE STORY OF TOLEDO… Toledo was chosen the county seat of Tama County in 1853 and its downtown area is full of landmarks on the National Register of Historic Places including the Tama County Courthouse which was built in 1866 at a cost of $25,000. The Wieting Theater was built in 1912 and given to the people of Toledo by Mrs. Philip Wieting in memory of her husband. The former Toledo fire station was built in 1875 and has been completely renovated into a private residence and features a swimming pool and elevator. Hotel Toledo was built in 1901 and still serves travelers and permanent guests; its lobby has a marble floor, elegant beamed ceiling and grand fireplace. The Tama County Historical Museum and Genealogical Library is housed in the former county jail which was built in 1870; a restored log cabin is on site. Toledo is home to the original “Butter Cow Lady”, Norma (Duffy) Lyon. A bronze cow/calf sculpture was erected on the hilltop at the intersection of Highways 30 & 63 in her honor and the Toledo Library has a display case dedicated to her achievements. Toledo celebrates Independence Day with a 5K run and fireworks and Christmas with lots of holiday activities. A farmers market sets up shop every Friday afternoon on the courthouse square between May and October. Toledo City Hall 103 South Church, Toledo, IA 52342 641-484-2160 toledo@iowatelecom.net www.toledoia.com

POPULATION

2,539

DEMOGRAPHICS White……………….…...…87.5% African American……………0.5% American Indian:…………….5.8% Asian: ……………………….0.4% Native Hawaiian……………0.0% Other race……………….….2.9% Two or more races…………..2.8% Hispanic or Latino (of any race)....5.9% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000

SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS High school grad or higher…...80% Bachelors degree or higher......11% Civilian veterans….....………..17% Disability status………….…...25% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000

WORKFORCE In labor force (age 16+):.....61.9% Ave. travel time to work.....15.5 min Median family income:…..$40,833 Families below poverty level:.8.5% Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000

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TOLEDO, IOWA FACTS | Page 2 GEOGRAPHY/CLIMATE: Gently rolling mid-continent fertile/ high yield farmlands. Ave. High Low Precip. Snow Summer 83 61 13 0 Winter 31 14 4 21 Source: National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, 2007

EMPLOYMENT: Corn, soybeans, cattle, & hogs anchor the agricultural economy. Larger payrolls: Tama County ………….……….183 Iowa Juvenile Home ….…...……125 Fareway Stores …………………80 Pioneer Hi-Bred …..………….….50 Carrington Place of Toledo .……50

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS State Bank of Toledo …..$80 million total deposits Home Federal Savings Bank...$833M total deposits Source: Federal Deposit Ins. Corp., 2008

TAXES: Sales tax:……..….….……… 7% State income tax......0.36%-8.98% (plus a base rate) Source: Iowa Department of Revenue, 2008

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HOUSING median value of single family house….…...$61,900 median mortgage:…………..$756 Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000

UTILITIES: Electric………...……Alliant Energy Natural gas………...Alliant Energy Water………….…. City of Toledo Sewer…….………...City of Toledo Phone……………….Iowa Telecom Internet ………….….Iowa Telecom Internet………....……...Mediacom TV Cable……….….…...Mediacom

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS: South Tama Co. Comm. School District Elementary…………….…..Tama Middle school……………...Toledo High school………………...Tama Enrollment………………..…1,637 Graduation rate…………....87.5% Curriculum units taught……..60.75 Total units required………...25.0

MMSC—Tama-Toledo….1 physician Deer Creek Health Ctr. .. 1 physician Volunteer EMS……..…..…...30 crew Carrington Place …………..70 beds

TOLEDO PUBLIC LIBRARY: Books & serial volumes:…...28,000 Total circulation:……..…….30,537 Children’s materials:...……..14,426 Public internet terminals……..…..8 Source: National Center for Education Statistics, 2005

HOUSES OF WORSHIP Presbyterian Methodist

RECREATION: City park (playground, baseball diamond, soccer field, Frisbee golf), aquatic center built in 2005, theater, rec trail spanning the western edge of Toledo and neighboring Tama. Swimming, fishing, boating at Otter Creek Lake & Park, northeast of Toledo.

Marshalltown Comm College ..18 mi Iowa State University………....55 mi Univ of Northern Iowa………...37 mi University of Iowa……….….....58 mi Source: Iowa Department of Education, 2008

Updated 07/2009


Toledo City Fact Sheet