Lima, OH
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Lima is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 37,873 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Lima is the 31st largest community in Ohio.

Lima is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lima is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lima who work in sales jobs (13.02%), food service (10.11%), and office and administrative support (10.04%).

One of the benefits of Lima is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.84 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.

The rate of college-level education in Lima is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.76% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lima in 2010 was $15,264, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,056 for a family of four. Lima also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.64% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Lima is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.