Ten fun facts about Lima
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Though the musical comedy television series "Glee" is filmed in California, the show is based on life in Lima, Ohio.
The Lima Army Tank Plant is located in the city and is the creator of the battle tank, the M1 Abrams.
In 1970 the population peaked at 53,734 but has since dropped. As of 2012, the population has decreased to 38,339.
The cost of living in Lima is approximately 20.20% less than the United States average.Fact 5
William Davenport became the first black police chief of the state in 1968.Fact 6
Lima is a birthplace to many notable people, including baseball player Paul Shuey and comedian Phyllis Diller.Fact 7
In the 1960's, one of the city's residential neighborhoods called the "Golden Block" was almost completely demolished. Only three builings survived.Fact 8
Formed in 1995, Lima has one sister city, which is Harima, Hyogo of Japan.Fact 9
The city was established in 1831 and developed its first public school in 1850.Fact 10
The city, in Allen County, is apart of the Lima-Van-Wert-Wapakoneta Combined Statistical Area. Van Wert and Wapakoneta are also included in the group. Click here for more capital facts ❯
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