Lima, New York

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Lima, New York

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High Points

Lima strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Lima College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lima Well-Paid Single Women
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 18% Lima Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lima People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Lima, New York

Comparing Lima to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 5
Well-Paid Single Men 8 5
Racial Diversity 7 4
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Age of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 6
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
Median Family Income 9 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Short Commute Times 8 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5
Working at Home 5 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
Housing Recently Built 6 9
People Living Alone 4 5
Affordability of Rents 3 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 5

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Lima Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles S of Rochester, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Livingston
Metro Area Rochester
Standard Zip Codes 14485
Phone Area Codes 585
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.904
Longitude -77.611

Lima Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AVON
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches
Distance 8.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 55 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 34.5 inches
Distance 24 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.4 inches
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Lima Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,459 100%
Male 1,198 48.7%
Female 1,261 51.3%
Under 18 555 22.6%
18+ 1,904 77.4%
65+ 205 8.3%
Median Age 31.8
Average Family Size 3.15
White 2,352 95.6%
African-American 36 1.5%
Asian 18 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 10 0.4%
Other 12 0.5%
Mixed Race 28 1.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 42 1.7%

Estimated Lima Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,425
Growth -34
Growth % -1.4%

Lima Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 22.4%
Irish 15.1%
English 14.8%
Italian 11.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 6.3%
Polish 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.8%
Dutch 3.7%
Swedish 1.8%
European 1.8%
Canadian 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
Scotch-Irish 0.9%
French Canadian 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Nigerian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Northern European 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Egyptian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Greek 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lima 2,459 $52,102
Avon 2,977 $53,105
Bloomfield 1,267 $53,977
Henrietta 39,028 $60,803
Honeoye Falls 2,595 $66,818
Livonia 1,373 $55,096
Scottsville 2,128 $61,316

Lima Public Libraries

Lima Public Library
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(585) 582-1311
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