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Overview

Introduction to Lima, Ohio

Lima, Ohio, in Allen county, is 58 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 69 miles SW of Toledo, Ohio. It's situated in northwestern Ohio and is part of the Rust Built. The Ottawa River runs through Lima. It's a prominent regional medical center and home to Procter and Gamble's Tide and Downy facility.

Lima History

The Shawnee Indians lived in the region. In 1885 oil was discovered, which brought Standard Oil to Lima. Benjamin Faurot's Opera House was established in 1882 and was a nationally well known venue. It served as a model for New York theaters. During the 1920s. industries were thriving and the city was well known for the locomotives it produced. Ohio Power Shovel Company and the Lima Locomotive Works Inc. were important factors for the economy.

Lima was one of the world's largest producers of school buses. During World War II Lima was home to a prominent tank manufacturing facility. In the 1970s and 1980s a large number of industrial companies moved out and the city became part of the "Rust Belt." After the 1970s it became a primary retail location for the region.

Lima Attractions

  • There are a large number of sites included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Lima Symphony Orchestra
  • Union Block is part of the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Allen County Courthouse is an impressive looking building.
  • Armory-Latisona Building
  • Griffith Brese Farm is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
  • The Metropolitan Block
  • The Lima Memorial Hall is a splendid structure.
  • The Allen County Fair attracts a large crowd.

Lima Higher Education

The city is home to the University of Northwestern Ohio, the Ohio State University, Lima Campus and the James A. Rhodes State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population37,836
Male Share of the Population52.6%
Female Share of the Population47.4%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+14,784
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married29.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,691
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,138
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,101

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,077
% Above Poverty Level71.5%
% Below Poverty Level28.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$628
Median House Value$66,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.3%
German24.9%
Irish10.9%
English5.8%
Italian3.7%
Dutch2.2%
Polish1.6%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1.3%
African1.1%
Welsh0.8%
Swiss0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Czech0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Lima Almanac

CategoryValue
County Allen County, Auglaize County
Standard Zip Codes45801, 45804, 45805, 45807, 45806, 45809, 45819
P.O. Box Zip Codes45802, 45854
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.74
Approximate Longitude-84.11

Lima Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationLIMA WWTP
Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches
StationVAN WERT 1 S
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip36.8 inches
StationKENTON
Distance27.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beaverdam466$45,972
Cairo470$51,000
Cridersville1,896$51,250
Elida1,935$76,696
Lafayette256$66,719
Uniopolis173$49,375

Lima Public Libraries

Lima Public Library
650 W. MARKET ST.
Lima, Ohio
(419) 228-5113

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Lima Hospitals

Lima Memorial Health System
(Non-profit)
1001 Bellefontaine Avenue
(419) 998-4731
Kindred Hospital Lima
730 W Market St
(419) 224-1888
St Rita's Medical Center
(Non-profit)
730 West Market Street
(419) 227-3361
Institute For Orthopedic Surgery
(Proprietary)
801 Medical Drive, Suite B
(419) 224-7586

Lima Public Schools

Bath Elementary School
2501 Slabtown Rd
ZIP: 45801
(419) 221-1837
Primary
Total Enrollment 712
Bath High School
2850 Bible Rd
ZIP: 45801
(419) 221-0366
High
Total Enrollment 501
Bath Middle School
2700 Bible Rd
ZIP: 45801
(419) 221-1839
Middle
Total Enrollment 541
Heir Force Community School
150 W Grand Ave
ZIP: 45801
(419) 228-9241
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Independence Elementary School
615 Tremont Ave
ZIP: 45801
(419) 996-3330
Primary
Total Enrollment 383
Lima North Middle School
1135 N West St
ZIP: 45801
(419) 996-3100
Middle
Total Enrollment 405
Lima Senior High School
1 Spartan Way
ZIP: 45801
(419) 996-3000
High
Total Enrollment 1038
West Central Learning Academy Ii
522 W North St
ZIP: 45801
(419) 227-9252
High
Total Enrollment 55
Auglaize County Educational Academy
1130a East Albert St
ZIP: 45804
(419) 738-4572
Other
Total Enrollment 71
Freedom Elementary School
575 Calumet Ave
ZIP: 45804
(419) 996-3380
Primary
Total Enrollment 298
Liberty Arts Magnet K-8
338 W Kibby St
ZIP: 45804
(419) 996-3320
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Lima South Science-technology Magnet K-8
755 Saint Johns Ave
ZIP: 45804
(419) 996-3190
Primary
Total Enrollment 196
Unity Elementary School
925 E 3rd St
ZIP: 45804
(419) 996-3300
Primary
Total Enrollment 237
Heritage Elementary School
816 College Ave
ZIP: 45805
(419) 996-3390
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
Lima West Middle School
503 N Cable Rd
ZIP: 45805
(419) 996-3150
Middle
Total Enrollment 402
Maplewood Elementary School
1670 Wonderlick Rd
ZIP: 45805
(419) 998-8076
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Apollo Career Center
3325 Shawnee Rd
ZIP: 45806
(419) 998-2908
High
Elmwood Elementary School
4295 Shawnee Rd
ZIP: 45806
(419) 998-8090
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Perry Elementary School
2770 E Breese Rd
ZIP: 45806
(419) 221-2771
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Perry High School
2770 E Breese Rd
ZIP: 45806
(419) 221-2774
High
Total Enrollment 347
Shawnee High School
3333 Zurmehly Rd
ZIP: 45806
(419) 998-8000
High
Total Enrollment 717
Shawnee Middle School
3235 Zurmehly Rd
ZIP: 45806
(419) 998-8057
Middle
Total Enrollment 811

Lima Private Schools

Golden Bridge Academy
319 W Market St
ZIP: 45801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 48
Liberty Christian School
801 Bellefontaine Ave
ZIP: 45801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
St Gerard Elementary School
1311 N Main St
ZIP: 45801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 146
St Rose Elementary School
523 N West St
ZIP: 45801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 114
Temple Christian School
982 Brower Rd
ZIP: 45801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 197
Lima Central Catholic High School
720 S Cable Rd
ZIP: 45805
Secondary
Total Enrollment 338
Lima Sda School
1976 Spencerville Rd
ZIP: 45805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
St Charles Catholic School
2175 W Elm St
ZIP: 45805
Elementary
Total Enrollment 384
The Lima Christian Academy
3180 W Elm St
ZIP: 45805
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 35
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