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Lima is a city in Allen County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the city in Peru.

The latitude of Lima is 40.742N. The longitude is -84.105W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 40,549.


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Median household income
Local
$27,067
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lima demographic reports
Lima is on the Ottawa River.
Once an oil boom town
Public transportation: Allen County Regional Transit Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 423. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 10.3 per 1,000 people.
Lima received national attention for 1933 murder of Sheriff Jesse Sarber by members of the Dillinger gang
Well-known residents have included:
· Phyllis Diller, comedienne
· Arthur "Bud" Collins, TV tennis commentator
· Al Jardine, member of the Beach Boys
Local festivals include:
  • Italian Festival - July 20-21, 2007
  • Square Fair - Aug. 2-4, 2007
  • Allen County Fair - Aug. 17-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lima web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Lima Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation: Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park, Kendrick Woods State Nature Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Allen County Museum, MacDonell House, Fire Fighters Memorial Museum
Colleges and universities: Northwestern College, Ohio State University-Lima Campus
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 68
Pronunciations: LIE-mah

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Lima demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Allen County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lima area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 45805 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

23% of Lima residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lima ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lima was $13,882, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Lima residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lima, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $344.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $624.


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Libraries in Lima include Lima Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lima include Lima News

TV stations in Lima include WLIO, WTLW.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WGLE.

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Allen County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lima political report.

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The average commute time for Lima workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lima between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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