Tiffin is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 17,687 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Tiffin is the 104th largest community in Ohio. Much of the housing stock in Tiffin was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tiffin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tiffin is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Tiffin who work in office and administrative support (11.74%), sales jobs (9.74%), and food service (9.31%).
In addition, Tiffin is a college town. There are a lot of students in Tiffin attending college, and as a result Tiffin provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Tiffin is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.85 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.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Tiffin rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.61% of adults 25 and older in Tiffin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Tiffin in 2010 was $19,797, which is lower middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,188 for a family of four. However, Tiffin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Tiffin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tiffin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tiffin include Irish, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Tiffin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.