City of Lima Ohio Census Information Data

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 15,000 households in Lima, Ohio. The average household size was 2.4 people.Families made up 61 percent of the households in Lima, Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (36 percent) and other families (25 percent). Nonfamily households made up 39 percent of all households in Lima, Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.
The Types of Households in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 Married-couple families 36%Other families 25%People living alone 33%Other nonfamily households 6%  Percent of households
NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: One percent of the people living in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-nine percent was native, including 77 percent who were born in Ohio.
Among people at least five years old living in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009, 3 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 53 percent spoke Spanish and 47 percent spoke some other language; 30 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”
GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 79 percent of the people at least one year old living in Lima, Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 14 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 3 percent from another county in the same state, 4 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.
Geographic Mobility of Residents of Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 Same residence 79%Different residence, same county 14%Different county, same state 3%Different state 4%Abroad 0%  Percent of people age 1 year and over
EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 83 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 10 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Seventeen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.
The total school enrollment in Lima, Ohio was 11,000 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 1,300 and elementary or high school enrollment was 6,400 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 3,300.
The Educational Attainment of People in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 Graduate or professional degree 3%Bachelor’s degree 7%Associate’s degree 7%Some college, no degree 21%High school diploma or equivalency 45%Less than high school diploma 17%  Percent of people 25 years and over
DISABILITY: In Lima, Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.
INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in Lima, Ohio were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 21 percent, and Manufacturing, 18 percent.
Employment by Industry in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0%Construction 5%Manufacturing 18%Wholesale trade 4%Retail trade 13%Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 4%Information 2%Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 3%Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 9%Educational services, and health care and social assistance 21%Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 11%Other Services, except public administration 6%Public administration 5%  Percent of employed people 16 years and over
OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Sales and office occupations, 25 percent; Service occupations, 25 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 24 percent; Management, professional, and related occupations, 17 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 8 percent. Eighty-five percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 11 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 4 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.
TRAVEL TO WORK: Eighty-one percent of Lima, Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 11 percent carpooled, 1 percent took public transportation, and 5 percent used other means. The remaining 1 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 16 minutes to get to work.
INCOME: The median income of households in Lima, Ohio was $29,756. Seventy-four percent of the households received earnings and 20 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Thirty percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,577. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.
POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 29 percent of people were in poverty. Forty-two percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 15 percent of people 65 years old and over. Twenty-three percent of all families and 45 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.
Poverty Rates in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 People age 65 and over 15%Related children under 18 years 42%All families 23%Female householder families 45%  Percent below poverty level
POPULATION OF Lima, Ohio: In 2005-2009, Lima, Ohio had a total population of 38,000 – 20,000 (52 percent) females and 18,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 32.5 years. Twenty-seven percent of the population was under 18 years and 12 percent was 65 years and older.
The Age Distribution of People in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 65 and over 12%45 to 64 23%25 to 44 25%18 to 24 12%Under 18 27%  Percent of population
For people reporting one race alone, 70 percent was White; 23 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; less than 0.5 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1 percent was Some other race. Five percent reported Two or more races. Three percent of the people in Lima, Ohio was Hispanic. Sixty-nine percent of the people in Lima, Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Lima, Ohio had a total of 18,000 housing units, 14 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 70 percent was in single-unit structures, 28 percent was in multi-unit structures, and 1 percent was mobile homes. Nine percent of the housing units were built since 1990.
The Types of Housing Units in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 Single-unit structures 70%In multi-unit structures 28%Mobile homes 1%  Percent of housing units
OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, Lima, Ohio had 15,000 occupied housing units – 8,200 (54 percent) owner occupied and 6,900 (46 percent) renter occupied. Seven percent of the households did not have telephone service and 15 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Thirty-two percent had two vehicles and another 12 percent had three or more.
HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $875, nonmortgaged owners $316, and renters $577. Thirty-four percent of owners with mortgages, 13 percent of owners without mortgages, and 55 percent of renters in Lima, Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.
Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Lima, Ohio in 2005-2009 Owners with mortgage 34%Owners without mortgage 13%Renters 55%  Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing.

Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009.