Lima is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 35,579 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Lima is the 40th largest community in Ohio.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Lima is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.92% of the Lima workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. 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 (11.17%), office and administrative support (8.88%), and food service (8.51%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.79 minutes getting to work every day.
In Lima, just 10.59% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lima in 2018 was $18,555, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,220 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, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lima is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.