Hiram is a very small village located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 1,299 people and just one neighborhood, Hiram is the 507th largest community in Ohio. Hiram has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Hiram real estate is some of the most expensive in Ohio, although Hiram house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Hiram is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 88.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hiram is a village of service providers, professionals and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hiram who work in food service (18.67%), personal care services (13.29%) and teaching (12.66%).
A relatively large number of people in Hiram telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 25.55% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Hiram is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Hiram to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small village, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Hiram. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Hiram.
As is often the case in a small village, Hiram doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.