Lima, OH

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Living in Lima

Lima is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 36,659 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Lima is the 31st largest community in Ohio.

When you are in Lima, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.08% of Lima’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lima is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lima who work in sales jobs (9.72%), office and administrative support (9.40%), and food service (8.39%).

The percentage of people in Lima with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.63% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lima in 2018 was $18,868, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $75,472 for a family of four.

Lima is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lima home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lima residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lima include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Lima is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.