Lima is a very small village located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,124 people and just one neighborhood, Lima is the 580th largest community in New York.
Unlike some villages, Lima isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lima are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lima is a village of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lima who work in food service (9.29%), office and administrative support (7.62%), and community and social services (7.19%).
Also of interest is that Lima has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The population of Lima is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.01% of adults in Lima have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lima in 2018 was $28,444, which is lower middle income relative to New York, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,776 for a family of four. However, Lima contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lima is a somewhat ethnically-diverse village. 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lima include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lima is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Armenian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lima are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.6% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 60.5% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 45.8% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.3%), and 11.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.0%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Lima, NY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.6%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (19.3%), and residents who report English roots (18.4%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (13.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (4.7%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (74.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.1%) and 7.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.