Lima, Ohio 

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-9.3% since 2020

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

72.7 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

9.0 / 4.8

summer / winter

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Best Places to Live in Lima, Ohio

Lima, Ohio lies within Allen County giving tourists leisure areas such as Uniopolis Community Complex combined with employment opportunities at Mercy Health St Rita’s along with entertainment opportunities at Cinema 8 Grandview Heights. Small city - Northwest Ohio along I-75 between Dayton and Toledo.
State: Ohio
County: Allen County
Metro Area: Lima Metro Area
City: Lima
Zip Codes: 45805 45801 45804
Cost of Living: -27.3% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 880 ft above sea level

Lima, Oh Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
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Low educational attainment
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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.


The unemployment rate in Lima is 6.8% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Negative. Lima jobs have decreased by 0.9%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Lima's cost of living is 27.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Lima's Cost of Living

June, September and August are the most pleasant months in Lima, while January and December are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Allen county remained overwhelmingly Republican, 68.8% to 29.4%. More Voting Stats

Lima's population is 36,352 people. Since 2020, it has had a population decline of 3.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 17.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Lima is $121,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 8.7%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Lima

It's a good time to buy in Lima. Home Appreciation is up 8.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Lima is $121,700.
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Reviews for Lima   7 Reviews
Seriously ! - 5/20/2011
This is the most depressed city I have ever been in. It is a ghetto town and is very sad. The mall has nothing to offer and many retailers have moved out. Their style... Read More

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Keep right on going... - 9/26/2009
Want to know what the best thing is about Lima? Nothing! Most places have at least a few things that make them unique and appealing. Not Lima; as a matter of fact, I am... Read More

Cold - 2/25/2008
I grew up around Dayton/ Lima area. We are seriously thinking of moving someplace warmer - south east. We have lived here because this is where our family if from. We... Read More

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