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Lima, OH

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About Lima, OH

Lima, OH is located in Allen County in the state of Ohio.

The total City Population for Lima is about 36,352 with about 1,047 people per square mile, and the larger Metro Area Population is about 69,440.

The Average Home Value is $71,847, which is roughly 52% lower than the Average Home Value of $150,960 for the state of Ohio, and roughly 67% lower than the National Average of $217,072.

The Median Income Per Household is about $37,668, which is roughly 40% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $62,676 for the state of Ohio, and roughly 42% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.

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Quick Stats

Lima Population 36,352
Average Home Value $71,847
Median Household Income $37,668
Median Age 34.3
Unemployment Rate 8.7%
Politics 68.98% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.19
Male Population Estimate: 52.5%
Female Population Estimate: 47.5%
Median Age: 34.3
Male Median Age: 34.5
Female Median Age: 37.9

Racial Demographic Estimates



Allen County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Sherrod Brown
U.S. Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
J. D. Vance
U.S. Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
Mike DeWine
State governor
Mike DeWine
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 68.98%
Democratic: 29.47%
Libertarian: 1.23%
Other: 0.31%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Lima specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Allen County: About 5.229 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Allen County: About 395.332 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Allen County is about 24% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 27% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.


The Unemployment Rate for Lima is about 8.7%.

Ohio is ranked #21 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 51.61 out of 100.

21st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 40.49

The average living wage for the state of Ohio is $29.55/hr, while the states minimum wage is $8.80/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Ohio a minimum wage score of 41.2 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $4.40/hr, which gives Ohio a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.55 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Ohio is $178.00, resulting in a UI benefit score of 32.4 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Ohio does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Ohio does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Ohio does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Ohio does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Ohio does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Ohio does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Ohio does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Ohio does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Ohio does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Ohio does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Ohio does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Ohio does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
Ohio does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Ohio does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Ohio does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Ohio does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
Ohio does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Ohio does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Ohio does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Ohio does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 45801, 45804, 45805 (3 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 40.741000
Longitude: -84.112000
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 864.6 ft.
Area Code(s): 419, 567