Ada is a somewhat small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 5,832 people and just one neighborhood, Ada is the 240th largest community in Ohio.
Occupations and Workforce
Ada is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Ada is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ada who work in teaching (13.88%), sales jobs (13.24%) and office and administrative support (12.56%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 17.55% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Ada is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Ada area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Ada maintain a good economy.
One of the benefits of Ada is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.28 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.