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Lima, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Lima Census Designated Place had a population of 2,989 as of July 1, 2017. Lima ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lima is located at latitude 39.9194 and longitude -75.4415 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the Lima Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 351 feet.

The Lima Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2390065) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lima Census Designated Place is located within Township of Middletown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lima population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lima, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,989
Daytime Population: Workers 3,972
Daytime Population: Residents 2,033
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,005
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.01
Population in Households 2,053
Population in Familes 1,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 936
Population Density2 2,034
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $64,664
Average Household Income $109,497
Per Capita Income $45,100


Total Housing Units 1,188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 616 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 521 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 50 ( 4.2%)
Median Home Value $330,128
Average Home Value $396,475


Total Households 1,138
Average Household Size 1.8
Family Households 535
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.23% 1.04%
Households 2.24% 1.42%
Families 5.9% 1.06%
Median Household Income   3.88%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Lima, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lima to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 454 74th
Population Density # 678 62nd
Diversity Index # 382 78th
Median Household Income # 320 82nd
Per Capita Income # 84 95th

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