Lima is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 35,579 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Lima is the 40th largest community in Ohio.
Lima is a blue-collar town, with 35.92% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lima is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lima who work in sales jobs (11.17%), office and administrative support (8.88%), and food service (8.51%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lima spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.79 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In Lima, just 10.59% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lima in 2018 was $18,555, which is low income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,220 for a family of four.
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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Lima is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.