Population: 37,836Median home value: $66,600 63 Ranks better than 26% of areas
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A+ Lima Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Lima Cost of Living Cost of living is 9% lower than Ohio
8218% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lima cost of living
F Lima Crime Total crime is 123% higher than Ohio
Total crime
6,064121% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 17121% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-8%Year over year crime is down
Lima crime
F Lima Employment Household income is 39% lower than Ohio
Median household income
$30,95344% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$16,70544% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%73% higher than the US average
Lima employment
F Lima Housing Home value is 50% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$66,60064% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$62834% lower than the US average
Home ownership
45%29% lower than the US average
Lima real estate or Lima rentals
B- Lima Schools HS graduation rate is 10% lower than Ohio
High school grad. rates
77%7% lower than the US average
School test scores
60%21% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:112% higher than the US average
Lima K-12 schools or Lima colleges

Living in Lima, OH

Lima is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 37,836 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Lima is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. With an average age of 33 years old, Lima could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average. Lima is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 50% married, this city falls well below the national average.

Living in Lima can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Ohio, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! Finding the best places to live in Lima and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes cost of living, weather, employment and other important metrics.

Lima, OH receives 62/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #1,087 in Ohio and #21,548 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Lima ranks very well for amenities (A+), cost of living (A-) and education (B-). On a more negative note, Lima does not have favorable grades for the following: crime (F), weather (D), employment (F) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lima on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Edgewood Roller Skating Arena, Allen County Museum, and Little Squirt Sports Park.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Lima is actually affordable. The median home price for Lima homes is $66,600, which is 49.5% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Lima, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.2, which is 15.4% lower than the Ohio average. Real estate appreciation rates in Lima are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Lima homes comes in at -0.9%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were -1.8%.

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Compare Lima, OH Livability To Other Cities

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Lima, Ohio: Patriotic Pride

I love living in Lima, Ohio because it's full of friendly inviting people. I like to refer to us as the patriotic city because we think highly of our veterans. We have a Freedom Flag Monument, Veterans Memorial Center and Allen County Museum that highlights different military memorabilia.

The best thing about living in Lima is the low cost of living. The home prices are very reasonable. I absolutely love my neighborhood because it is quiet and neighborly. It was very easy for me to make friends quickly when I moved here because it is very common for the neighbors to talk to one another.

In the summer, I love to golf at Hidden Creek Golf Club. It not only has beautiful green, but the prices are very reasonable. Golf is not for everyone, but there are other things to do such as shop at the Lima Mall, or take a stroll downtown and visit Alter Ego Comics store or different boutiques.
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