Population: 35,904

Male 50% Female 50%
Married 44%
Single 56%

City rating

This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.


Overall value

This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.


Density (Population per mile²)

Compared to New York, Lima has a very low population density. Lima is perfect for those who like a quiet city.

2,808 Lima
27,441 New York

City Info

With a quality of life rating of 7/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Lima, OH, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Lima, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.

Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Lima has a population density of 2,808, with 35,904 current residents.

Out of the 35,904 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 44% of the residents are married and 56% are single.



Air quality

Average air quality


  • 49% Sun
  • 37% Rain
  • 17% Snow


52°F average temperature

  • 58 years Median home age
  • $66,430 Median home price
  • 3.15% Home appreciation rate
  • 10.56% Annual property tax
  • 49.3%
    Homes owned
  • 36.8%
    Homes rented
  • 13.9%
    Homes vacant


As for living in Lima, the air quality is 50% and the weather, on average, is 49% sunny, 37% rainy, and 17% snowy. The average temperature is 52°F.

Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Lima, you should know that 49.3% of homes are owned while 36.8% of homes are rented, and 13.9% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $66,430, the median age of homes is 58 years, the annual home appreciation is 3.15% and the annual property tax is 10.56%.



Religious diversity

  • Crime rate (per 100,000)

  • Average age

  • Political majority

    Republican Republican


When looking at the community of Lima, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Lima’s crime rate is 8 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Lima is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 38.66% Democratic, 59.29% Republican, and 2.05% Independent.






Student teacher ratio 1:19


  • Management, Business, Art & Sciences
  • Sales & Office Occupations
  • Service Occupations
  • Production, Transportation & Material Moving
  • Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
  • 76%
    High school diploma
  • 7%
    Some college or associates degree
  • 7%
    Bachelors degree
  • 3%
    Graduate or professional degree


When looking at Lima, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.60% of residents are unemployed in Lima (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Lima residents: 6.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 12.25% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.4% are in the customer service field, 22.2% are in the sales field, 0.50% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 8.4% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 29.7% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:19. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 76.05%, 6.50% of residents have an associate’s degree, 6.75% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 3.18% have a master’s degree.



Average commute time

Daily breakdown: by transport type

  • Public
  • Car
  • Carpool
  • Work at home


If you plan on commuting to work in Lima, you should be aware that the average commute time is 19 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Lima have a few different options. 81% of commuters use their own cars, 14% of commuters carpool, 2% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.

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