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-Cost of living
-Small-town flavor
-Air quality


-Economic decline
-Low educational attainment
-Industrial landscape

What Bert Has To Say About Lima Metro Area

Lima is at a crossroads geographically between several Midwestern cities as well as metaphorically in its evolution. It has a robust past as a manufacturing center of automotive parts, neon signs, and steam locomotives, but those industries are in obvious decline, and the city has followed suit. A strong oil and gas industry tied to local production and reserves does give some vitality to the economy, although it doesn’t bring a large number of jobs.

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Quick Facts About Lima

    The unemployment rate in Lima is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lima jobs have Increased by 0.48 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lima's cost of living is 20.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Lima's population is 37,873 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -16.85 percent.
    Average Commute time is 18 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Lima is $56,600. Home appreciation the last year has been -8.83 percent.
    Lima public schools spend $12,895 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.7 students per teacher in Lima.

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I am a transplant to this northwestern Ohio town from Pittsburgh, PA. I am amazed how depressing and sad it is to live in this small town. I was from a suburb of a big... (read more)
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