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Lima, Ohio

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Lima is a city located in Allen County, Ohio. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 40,081. The city's name is pronounced so that the "i" rhymes with "eye" (that is, not the same as the city in Peru). It is the county seat of Allen CountyTemplate:GR. Lima is located in northwestern Ohio, north of Dayton; it was founded in 1831.

In various times, Lima has manufactured railroad equipment, various machinery, and electrical goods. A limestone quarry is nearby.

A documentary titled "Lost in Middle America and what happened next" (PBS) was created about Lima, Ohio (using the title as a clever acronym for Lima). The documentary attempted to reflect the crisis known as the Rust Belt by showing how Lima's industries fell one by one and was a typical experience of small towns across the United States.

Comedian Lenny Bruce had a routine called "Lima, Ohio" in his act, based on a booking he had there as a young comedian. He used Lima as a metaphor for small towns across America and his experiences in them.

Comedienne, actress, and author Phyllis Diller was born in Lima, Ohio on July 17, 1917.

Lima, Ohio, is the nationís most affordable housing market, according to the revised National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Opportunity Index (HOI) for the third quarter of 2004.

Geography

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Location of Lima, Ohio

Lima is located at 40°44'27" North, 84°6'54" West (40.740700, -84.114997)Template:GR.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 33.4 km² (12.9 mi²). 33.1 km² (12.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.3 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.78% water.

Demographics

As of the censusTemplate:GR of 2000, there are 40,081 people, 15,410 households, and 9,569 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,210.9/km² (3,135.0/mi²). There are 17,631 housing units at an average density of 532.7/km² (1,379.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 69.30% White, 26.48% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.97% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. 1.97% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 15,410 households out of which 31.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.3% are married couples living together, 19.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% are non-families. 32.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 19.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $27,067, and the median income for a family is $32,405. Males have a median income of $29,149 versus $22,100 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,882. 22.7% of the population and 19.2% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 33.3% of those under the age of 18 and 14.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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