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Lima is a town in Grant County, in the Platteville metro area.
So named because of the presence of lime kilns here
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Lima. For links to other places called Lima, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Lima is 42.816N. The longitude is -90.488W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 988 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 721.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lima demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Grant County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53554 ZIP code.
39% of Lima residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $15,187, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Lima residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lima, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $381. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $841.
Grant County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lima political report.
The average commute time for Lima workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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