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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    A-
Lima is a town in Ohio with a population of 37,592. Lima is in Allen County. Living in Lima offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lima there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lima and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$66,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$626
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Lima Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    330.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    127.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    184
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,296.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,942
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    265.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    38%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    17%
    13%

Working in Lima

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,894
National
$55,322
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Lima is the "biggest" town that is located the closest to my hometown, Delphos. Lima is great if you're looking to go shopping at Walmart or Meijer. Lima has an array of restaurants to choose from and surely is improving in this aspect. Although, Lima would be doing a service to its community members by offering a larger spectrum of activities for adults, teens, and those in between.
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Have lived in this town a majority of my life, though I must say it has been in rounds. The city has a good base, but the lack of active residents involved in its development has caused the town to go into a downslide over the years. With proper handling at the helm, the community has the potential to be great again. Hopefully, who knows after the completion of my education, I could be the one who can handle the helm.
I was born and raised in Lima, Ohio. The many trips home since moving to the South has been one of party. Really the only thing to do in Lima is party, movies, bars, etc. There really is no quality of life. if they would all come together there could be again life in little Lima. Just seems the people have forgotten the rich heritage in which they came from. I have missed my family so much, and was thinking to go back to Lima, possibly find work (medical), and find affordable house to purchase, as there are many in the area I am finding. If you are looking for cheap living this is it. It is easy to make friends, and have a small town appeal. It really comes down to the company you keep. End of story. If you go looking for trouble you will find it, otherwise, you will be fine.