These Are The 10 Laziest Places In Ohio

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by John McLean
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Everyone hates the lazy person in the office. The guy or gal who manages to offload all of their work to you, but somehow still takes the credit for it.

And if you live in one of these Ohio towns, you might look in the mirror and see that lazy person staring right back at you.

We’re not trying to be mean; it’s just that the lazy ethos can penetrate from the location into the workplace and no one wants to work with lazy people.

So we got to work late on a Friday night to figure out the places around Ohio that spend the day on Reddit and get by with the bare minimum. Using data from the latest American Community Survey, we identified criteria associated with laziness for each city.

After crunching all the numbers, here are the ten “Laziest Places in Ohio” based on data:

  1. Youngstown
  2. Greenville
  3. Ashtabula
  4. Warren
  5. Uhrichsville
  6. Mansfield
  7. Fostoria
  8. Zanesville
  9. Portsmouth
  10. Campbell

Read on to see where the couch potatoes call home or skip to the end to find where your town ranked.

Oh, and by the way, Powell is the hardest-working place in OH.

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How We Determined The Laziest Places In The Buckeye State

Like all problems here at Zippia, we start with the data to answer the hard questions. Some might even consider us the hardest working data-crunchers this side of the Mississippi.

In this particular case, we went to the latest version of the American Community Survey looking for answers. As luck would have it, the Census Bureau just released the 2010-2014 5-Yr Estimate which would make this analysis the first of it’s kind with the new data.

After scrolling through what seemed like hundreds of criteria, we settled on this set for the laziest places in Ohio:

  • Lowest average hours worked
  • Shortest commute time
  • Fewest workers per household (Labor force divided by the number households)
  • Highest unemployment rate
  • Fewest adults with a college degree

Our thinking went something along the lines of if you can’t bother to go college, don’t spend any time at work, and have only one person per household bringing home the bacon, your town is probably pretty lazy.

After we got the data for the 255 places in Ohio over 5,000 people, we ranked each place from 1 to 255 for each of the criteria with 1 being the “laziest”.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each to create a lazy index.

Finally, we crowned the place with the lowest lazy index the “Laziest Place In Ohio”. And, at the end of the day, Youngstown slacked off its way to the top.

Read the detailed chart below to learn a bit more about why each place ranked where it did.

1. Youngstown

Youngstown - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 66,013College Educated: 11.5%
Unemployment Rate: 19.6%

2. Greenville

Greenville - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,121College Educated: 11.1%
Unemployment Rate: 12.2%

3. Ashtabula

Ashtabula - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 18,819College Educated: 9.0%
Unemployment Rate: 13.6%

4. Warren

Warren - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 40,925College Educated: 11.7%
Unemployment Rate: 11.7%

5. Uhrichsville

Population: 5,408College Educated: 6.5%
Unemployment Rate: 11.6%

6. Mansfield

Mansfield - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 47,150College Educated: 12.9%
Unemployment Rate: 13.0%

7. Fostoria

Fostoria - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 13,003College Educated: 9.5%
Unemployment Rate: 14.9%

8. Zanesville

Zanesville - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 25,444College Educated: 11.5%
Unemployment Rate: 13.3%

9. Portsmouth

Portsmouth - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 20,320College Educated: 16.0%
Unemployment Rate: 11.6%

10. Campbell

Campbell - Laziest Ohio

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 8,127College Educated: 9.4%
Unemployment Rate: 22.8%

Slacking Your Way Off To The Bottom

Like we said earlier, trying to determine the laziest places in Ohio is usually a subjective matter. But if you’re analyzing cities where people don’t work, where a good education is rare, and no one’s willing to put in the long hours, then this is an accurate list of laziness.

Detailed List Of The Laziest Places In Ohio

City Rank Population College Educated Unemployment Rate
Youngstown 1 66,013 11.5% 19.6%
Greenville 2 13,121 11.1% 12.2%
Ashtabula 3 18,819 9.0% 13.6%
Warren 4 40,925 11.7% 11.7%
Uhrichsville 5 5,408 6.5% 11.6%
Mansfield 6 47,150 12.9% 13.0%
Fostoria 7 13,003 9.5% 14.9%
Zanesville 8 25,444 11.5% 13.3%
Portsmouth 9 20,320 16.0% 11.6%
Campbell 10 8,127 9.4% 22.8%
Piqua 11 20,649 9.6% 12.9%
Kenton 12 7,783 7.2% 16.3%
Willard 13 6,163 10.7% 12.4%
Canton 14 72,668 13.8% 14.6%
Nelsonville 15 5,596 7.3% 23.7%
Niles 16 19,028 16.4% 11.4%
Lima 17 38,432 10.8% 19.2%
Coshocton 18 11,179 14.9% 10.0%
Marion 19 36,791 9.8% 12.2%
Cambridge 20 10,558 15.7% 11.4%
Alliance 21 22,196 13.6% 16.0%
Bucyrus 22 12,140 12.2% 12.9%
Van Wert 23 10,859 13.9% 11.3%
Fremont 24 16,555 11.7% 12.8%
Wilmington 25 12,424 13.3% 13.7%
Sandusky 26 25,626 15.2% 11.8%
Bryan 27 8,523 15.3% 11.8%
East Liverpool 28 11,065 7.3% 15.7%
Springfield 29 60,216 15.3% 13.8%
Dayton 30 141,776 16.7% 16.6%
Conneaut 31 12,836 10.3% 12.5%
Brookville 32 6,351 13.2% 8.9%
Eaton 33 8,334 12.8% 10.6%
Urbana 34 11,587 15.1% 15.0%
Toledo 35 283,932 17.7% 15.3%
Struthers 36 10,574 12.8% 13.7%
East Cleveland 37 17,619 10.7% 28.6%
Galion 38 10,314 9.4% 11.1%
Marietta 39 14,029 22.9% 10.6%
Ironton 40 11,190 16.2% 8.3%
Martins Ferry 41 6,850 13.7% 10.7%
Middletown 42 48,256 16.0% 15.8%
Riverside 43 25,143 15.7% 13.4%
Steubenville 44 18,437 21.9% 10.3%
Napoleon 45 8,940 14.7% 9.0%
Chillicothe 46 21,802 19.4% 15.3%
Washington Court House 47 14,123 14.0% 9.2%
Upper Sandusky 48 6,792 14.9% 9.0%
Cleveland 49 392,114 15.2% 19.2%
Celina 50 10,374 14.9% 10.4%
Ravenna 51 11,635 13.3% 13.5%
Lorain 52 63,885 12.1% 15.4%
Bellefontaine 53 13,141 15.6% 10.4%
Tiffin 54 17,835 16.6% 12.0%
Mount Vernon 55 16,919 22.3% 11.7%
Barberton 56 26,375 12.0% 11.8%
Hillsboro 57 6,570 14.0% 15.2%
Defiance 58 16,646 20.0% 9.7%
Logan 59 7,314 13.2% 9.0%
Xenia 60 25,903 18.7% 10.9%
Akron 61 198,492 20.5% 14.1%
Reading 62 10,357 17.5% 10.5%
Northwood 63 5,285 16.6% 12.8%
Massillon 64 32,224 15.7% 11.3%
Whitehall 65 18,383 9.5% 13.7%
Norwalk 66 16,927 15.3% 8.8%
Sidney 67 21,126 13.3% 8.7%
Shelby 68 9,149 15.2% 6.6%
Jackson 69 6,343 23.0% 10.2%
Bedford Heights 70 10,680 17.4% 14.8%
Belpre 71 6,431 12.1% 6.8%
London 72 9,924 16.5% 9.2%
Euclid 73 48,313 19.4% 14.6%
Maple Heights 74 22,880 14.7% 15.7%
Newark 75 47,744 16.7% 9.9%
Franklin 76 11,817 11.6% 9.8%
Trotwood 77 24,322 15.3% 12.5%
Moraine 78 6,333 14.2% 10.4%
Salem 79 12,214 13.1% 9.4%
Ashland 80 20,421 26.9% 11.6%
Orrville 81 8,389 20.7% 9.2%
West Carrollton 82 13,087 15.5% 8.7%
Ontario 83 6,160 24.6% 8.5%
Garfield Heights 84 28,492 13.5% 13.1%
Findlay 85 41,297 26.4% 10.1%
Warrensville Heights 86 13,387 17.6% 12.3%
Girard 87 9,799 19.6% 8.6%
Elyria 88 54,216 14.7% 11.0%
Brooklyn 89 11,047 13.9% 7.5%
Painesville 90 19,689 14.5% 9.4%
Fairborn 91 33,039 24.7% 10.6%
Lancaster 92 39,105 16.2% 10.2%
Circleville 93 13,395 14.8% 9.9%
Mentor-on-the-Lake 94 7,430 9.8% 10.8%
Delphos 95 7,267 16.7% 9.2%
Oregon 96 20,282 18.2% 8.3%
New Philadelphia 97 17,334 15.9% 8.3%
Wauseon 98 6,953 17.7% 9.7%
New Carlisle 99 5,732 9.0% 10.1%
Cincinnati 100 297,117 32.3% 13.1%
St. Marys 101 8,193 14.7% 5.8%
Bellevue 102 8,157 13.9% 8.0%
Heath 103 10,381 18.3% 7.5%
Hamilton 104 62,366 15.1% 12.1%
Clyde 105 6,350 15.3% 8.2%
Brook Park 106 19,027 12.5% 8.2%
Wickliffe 107 12,671 22.2% 8.8%
Dover 108 12,839 21.8% 5.5%
Wellston 109 5,590 15.3% 11.9%
Mount Healthy 110 6,061 21.7% 9.4%
North College Hill 111 9,366 16.2% 13.2%
Columbiana 112 6,341 20.5% 1.9%
Norwood 113 19,170 25.0% 7.8%
Wooster 114 26,353 27.7% 6.2%
Grafton 115 6,145 8.7% 9.3%
Willowick 116 14,084 19.9% 9.3%
Mayfield Heights 117 18,973 39.3% 7.3%
Port Clinton 118 6,038 18.8% 8.4%
Rossford 119 6,434 24.3% 8.4%
Englewood 120 13,468 27.7% 8.7%
Kettering 121 56,138 31.3% 7.3%
Geneva 122 6,158 12.6% 6.8%
Vandalia 123 15,220 21.2% 9.0%
Miamisburg 124 20,168 22.2% 6.9%
Huron 125 7,095 32.9% 7.0%
Wapakoneta 126 9,853 16.5% 6.4%
Cheviot 127 8,330 22.6% 9.8%
Bowling Green 128 31,366 42.1% 12.8%
Troy 129 25,334 22.0% 6.9%
Ada 130 6,112 26.2% 9.5%
Bedford 131 12,927 21.6% 7.7%
Sharonville 132 13,836 33.1% 6.5%
North Canton 133 17,437 33.3% 6.8%
Centerville 134 23,986 45.8% 6.5%
Rittman 135 6,457 14.8% 8.3%
Athens 136 24,151 61.4% 12.7%
Hubbard 137 7,787 21.6% 5.1%
Middleburg Heights 138 15,823 35.1% 7.5%
Tipp City 139 9,778 29.2% 7.2%
Tallmadge 140 17,463 28.4% 6.7%
Springdale 141 11,201 28.4% 7.5%
Huber Heights 142 38,484 23.4% 9.2%
Willoughby 143 22,361 28.8% 6.5%
St. Clairsville 144 5,151 27.8% 2.8%
Carlisle 145 5,001 8.0% 9.0%
Parma Heights 146 20,490 20.6% 7.3%
Cleveland Heights 147 45,657 51.1% 9.3%
Vermilion 148 10,415 17.7% 8.4%
Canal Fulton 149 5,479 21.2% 6.6%
Columbus 150 811,943 33.4% 8.9%
Kent 151 29,367 42.3% 13.3%
Richmond Heights 152 10,508 36.8% 9.0%
Cortland 153 7,050 31.6% 6.0%
Oberlin 154 8,368 40.0% 8.3%
Forest Park 155 18,685 25.5% 10.1%
Milford 156 6,748 27.4% 4.7%
Fairlawn 157 7,430 49.2% 6.5%
Eastlake 158 18,448 18.2% 7.0%
The Village of Indian Hill 159 5,802 86.3% 5.8%
Wellington 160 5,004 12.9% 7.0%
Parma 161 80,699 19.6% 8.1%
Amherst 162 12,080 25.9% 7.7%
Cuyahoga Falls 163 49,316 30.6% 6.6%
Willoughby Hills 164 9,446 36.7% 6.4%
Maumee 165 14,148 33.4% 6.0%
Blue Ash 166 12,124 56.2% 6.9%
Deer Park 167 5,720 31.5% 6.5%
Germantown 168 5,545 22.2% 8.3%
Berea 169 19,044 31.1% 8.9%
Clayton 170 13,212 32.4% 10.1%
North Olmsted 171 32,374 30.5% 8.1%
Beachwood 172 11,855 58.3% 3.4%
Marysville 173 22,773 23.3% 6.2%
Groveport 174 5,535 21.4% 5.0%
Wadsworth 175 21,752 31.7% 6.2%
Fairfield 176 42,643 26.9% 8.9%
Independence 177 7,136 36.3% 6.7%
Sylvania 178 18,923 41.3% 5.9%
New Franklin 179 14,245 23.4% 8.1%
Fairview Park 180 16,625 38.4% 7.6%
Lakewood 181 51,434 41.5% 8.3%
Canfield 182 7,443 39.2% 6.2%
Beavercreek 183 45,738 50.0% 5.1%
Union 184 6,425 14.4% 6.6%
Norton 185 12,052 23.8% 7.1%
Perrysburg 186 21,122 48.4% 6.4%
Lexington 187 5,706 27.6% 2.8%
South Euclid 188 22,052 38.9% 9.2%
Green 189 25,835 33.1% 6.5%
Lebanon 190 20,338 30.9% 9.9%
Munroe Falls 191 5,037 39.0% 6.6%
Bellbrook 192 7,035 47.3% 6.3%
Trenton 193 12,091 13.3% 7.9%
Louisville 194 9,151 20.1% 3.8%
South Lebanon 195 5,215 39.2% 11.8%
Rocky River 196 20,145 55.4% 5.2%
Seven Hills 197 11,735 33.6% 7.8%
Streetsboro 198 16,152 25.2% 7.1%
Sheffield Lake 199 9,090 18.4% 5.7%
North Ridgeville 200 30,680 27.6% 9.0%
Lyndhurst 201 13,856 46.7% 4.8%
Oxford 202 21,552 61.4% 4.7%
Montgomery 203 10,332 68.3% 5.3%
Chardon 204 5,161 29.7% 5.1%
Reynoldsburg 205 36,439 29.6% 7.0%
Upper Arlington 206 34,191 74.2% 4.5%
Amelia 207 5,323 16.6% 7.7%
Grove City 208 36,981 28.3% 4.7%
Bexley 209 13,286 71.5% 4.7%
Shaker Heights 210 28,071 65.8% 5.4%
Mentor 211 47,008 31.3% 5.5%
Oakwood 212 9,150 67.7% 1.9%
Westlake 213 32,513 53.6% 5.6%
Gahanna 214 33,786 45.8% 5.5%
Stow 215 34,741 40.5% 6.2%
John 216 5,154 22.5% 9.1%
University Heights 217 13,404 63.7% 6.6%
Worthington 218 13,727 65.8% 3.4%
Madeira 219 8,801 56.9% 3.9%
Macedonia 220 11,364 40.3% 7.1%
Granville 221 5,689 63.1% 4.9%
Harrison 222 10,212 25.1% 6.9%
Brecksville 223 13,543 52.2% 5.3%
Medina 224 26,544 32.3% 5.4%
Grandview Heights 225 6,836 69.5% 3.4%
Aurora 226 15,568 48.0% 6.9%
Westerville 227 37,101 52.6% 4.4%
Springboro 228 17,499 49.1% 6.5%
Pepper Pike 229 6,079 71.6% 4.4%
Hilliard 230 30,815 47.9% 5.6%
Highland Heights 231 8,324 54.7% 4.7%
Wyoming 232 8,404 72.0% 3.3%
Brunswick 233 34,438 21.1% 6.2%
Avon 234 21,783 48.9% 6.1%
New Albany 235 8,169 76.2% 5.2%
Mason 236 31,289 54.5% 5.7%
Delaware 237 36,188 33.3% 4.3%
Pataskala 238 15,069 28.3% 5.2%
Avon Lake 239 22,881 50.6% 4.3%
Olmsted Falls 240 8,943 35.3% 5.6%
Waterville 241 5,499 32.2% 3.2%
North Royalton 242 30,353 36.0% 5.8%
Loveland 243 12,425 42.4% 2.1%
Strongsville 244 44,649 43.9% 6.4%
Monroe 245 13,633 30.4% 5.5%
Twinsburg 246 18,784 43.7% 4.6%
Pickerington 247 19,014 39.3% 7.5%
Kirtland 248 6,838 40.4% 4.4%
Solon 249 23,177 57.3% 6.0%
Broadview Heights 250 19,309 47.7% 5.6%
Canal Winchester 251 7,334 36.6% 3.8%
Bay Village 252 15,508 58.3% 4.2%
Dublin 253 42,378 73.7% 4.1%
Hudson 254 22,351 69.8% 5.6%
Powell 255 12,012 72.3% 4.1%

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