Deshler - Hamler, OH

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Deshler - Hamler is a very small town located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 3,379 people and just one neighborhood, Deshler - Hamler is the 358th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Deshler - Hamler was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Deshler - Hamler is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 37.15% of the Deshler - Hamler workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Deshler - Hamler is a town of professionals, managers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Deshler - Hamler who work in management occupations (8.39%), business and financial occupations (8.17%), and office and administrative support (7.60%).

Also of interest is that Deshler - Hamler has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Deshler - Hamler is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.


In terms of college education, Deshler - Hamler is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.40% of adults 25 and older in Deshler - Hamler have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Deshler - Hamler in 2018 was $38,686, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,744 for a family of four. However, Deshler - Hamler contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Deshler - Hamler is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Deshler - Hamler home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Deshler - Hamler residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Deshler - Hamler also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.65% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Deshler - Hamler include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Deshler - Hamler is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.


Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Belgian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 49.3% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 0.7% have Belgian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Deshler - Hamler are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.3% of U.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, 37.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 35.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (13.7%), and 13.6% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.


The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 95.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Deshler - Hamler, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (49.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.5%), and residents who report Mexican roots (9.2%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (5.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (35.2% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (83.1%) 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 (9.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

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