Poverty in Lima, Ohio

What is the poverty rate in Lima, Ohio?
The poverty rate in Lima is 25.8%. One out of every 3.9 residents of Lima lives in poverty.

How many people in Lima, Ohio live in poverty?
9,005 of 34,924 Lima residents reported income levels below the poverty line in the last year.

How does the poverty rate in Lima compare to the rest of Ohio?
The Poverty Rate across the state of Ohio is 14.9%, meaning Lima has a dramatically higher than average percentage of residents below the poverty line when compared to the rest of Ohio.

Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Lima, Ohio Poverty Rate By Race

Race Population Poverty Rate National Poverty Rate Population

Black

8,949

35.4% 25.2% 23.8%

Two Or More Races

2,191

33.0% 18.4% 5.8%

White

22,128

20.7% 10.3% 58.9%

Hispanic

1,321

43.5% 22.2% 3.5%

What's the Poverty Rate in Lima, Ohio By Race?

35.4% of Black residents of Lima, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of black residents in Lima, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 25.2%. 3,170 of 8,949 black Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 23.8% of the total population of Lima, Ohio are black.

20.7% of White residents of Lima, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of white residents in Lima, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 10.3%. 4,585 of 22,128 white Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 58.9% of the total population of Lima, Ohio are white.

43.5% of Hispanic residents of Lima, Ohio live below the poverty line.

The Poverty Rate of hispanic residents in Lima, Ohio is dramatically higher than the national average of 22.2%. 574 of 1,321 hispanic Ohioans live below the poverty line. Approximately 3.5% of the total population of Lima, Ohio are hispanic.

Lima, Ohio Poverty Rate By Sex

What is the poverty rate for men vs women living in Lima, Ohio?

Male

The Poverty Rate for men who live in Lima, Ohio is 23.7%.

Female

The Poverty Rate for women who live in Lima, Ohio is 27.9%.

Poverty Rate Disparity for Male vs Female Residents of Lima, Ohio

Female residents of Lima, Ohio are moderately(17%) more likely to live in poverty than males.

4,131 of 17,451 males in Lima live below the poverty line.

4,874 of 17,473 females in Lima live below the poverty line.

Lima, Ohio Poverty Rate By School Enrollment

Understanding where poverty hits hardest in Lima can be better understood by segmenting poverty by whether or not the resident is in school or not.

  • Enrolled in School in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 33.2%.
  • Not Enrolled in School in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 22.0%.

Poverty for younger ages in Lima is seen as the most undesirable for the future of the community.

  • Enrolled in Nursery School in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 40.0%.
  • Enrolled in Elementary School(Grades 1-4) in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 35.2%.

Poverty for developing children and young adults in Lima can have drastic impacts on graduation and college attendance rates.

  • Enrolled in Middle School(Grade 5-8) in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 28.9%.
  • Enrolled in High School (Grades 9-12) in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 24.6%.

Adult students in college, graduate or professional schools generally bring employers, revenue and higher living wages post-graduation and are seen as a positive to the community.

  • Enrolled in Undergraduate School in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 41.5%.
  • Enrolled in Graduate or Professional School in Lima, Ohio have a Poverty Rate of 7.1%.
Source: 2017 ACS 5 Year

Lima, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

What's the Poverty Rate By Age in Lima, Ohio?

Lima, Ohio Poverty Rate Distribution by Age

Breakdown of Lima, Ohio Poverty Rate By Age

Age Poverty Rate

Children Under 6

39.4%

Children 6 to 11 Years Old

35.8%

Adolescents 12 to 17 Years Old

26.5%

Adults 18 to 59 Years Old

25.6%

Adults 60 to 74 Years Old

14.6%

75 to 84 Years Old

10.0%

Over 85 Years Old

13.5%

Lima, Ohio Poverty Rate By Place of Birth

What is the poverty rate for residents of Lima, Ohio born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born?

US Citizen

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lima, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States is 26.0%.

Foreign

The Poverty Rate for residents of Lima, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US is 8.9%.

Poverty Rate for residents of Lima, Ohio born US Citizens vs Foreign-Born

Residents of Lima, Ohio who were born as US Citizens have a higher poverty rate than those who were born citizens of a country outside of the United States.

Of the 34,496 residents of Lima, Ohio who were born citizens of the United States, 8,967 (26.0%) had income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Conversely, 38 (8.9%) of 428 residents of Lima, Ohio who were born citizens of a country other than the US reported income levels below the poverty line within the past year.

Poverty Rate in Lima, Ohio

The poverty rate in Lima is 25.8%.
Lima is in Allen County.
Ohio Poverty Rate by City
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Elida 1.3%
Fort Shawnee 7.9%
Lima 25.8%
Spencerville 25.5%

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