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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Ada is a town in Ohio with a population of 5,902. Ada is in Hardin County. Living in Ada offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Ada there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Ada and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Ada are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$94,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$696
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Ada Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    0
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    90
    500
  • Theft
    432
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    18
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    42%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    7%
  • 45-54 years
    9%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Ada

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,313
National
$55,322
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Ada was originally called Johnstown, and under the latter name was platted in 1853 by S. M. Johnson when the railroad was extended to that point.[8] Ada became the name of the community's post office,[9] after the postmaster's daughter, Ada.[10] A post office called Ada has been in operation since 1854.[11] Ada has been noted for having one of the shortest place names in Ohio.
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Ada is a small college town in Ohio, home to Ohio Northern University and a Wilson football production plant. The village, and especially the campus, are very beautiful; perfect for walks. There is a nice variety of restaurants, including Chinese, Mexican, Italian, several pizza choices, as well as fast food (McDonald's and Taco Bell). There is also a small movie theater where you can purchase tickets for only $4. There are a couple of grocery stores, gas stations, and a Rite Aid. There is a public park and a pool. The people are friendly, and even with all of the college students, the it's a very safe place. Bigger stores, like Walmart, are within a 25-30 minute drive. Considering its small size, there's not a great deal of opportunity here in terms of jobs and such, but if you are coming here for college or have found a job in Ada, I would recommend living here.
Ada is a very safe and small farming village. It is important to note that more than half of its population are students at ONU, and it seems that the remaining residents are staff/faculty at the school or corn farmers. Unsurprisingly, there is very little nightlife in Ada. Being a farm town, housing is very affordable, but job opportunities are limited.