Introduction to Blue Ash, Ohio

Blue Ash, Ohio, in Hamilton county, is 6 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is in the Cincinnati area. There are 12,513 residents in Blue Ash.

Blue Ash History

Blue Ash was founded sometime in the 18th century. It got its name from the Carpenter’s Run Blue Ash Church which was built from logs of the blue ash tree. Blue Ash continued to be a rural community throughout the 19th century. The first major business that opened in the area was the Blue Ash Building and Loan. It was founded in 1908 and continues to operate to this day. Blue Ash was incorporated as a village in 1955 and as a city in 1961.

Blue Ash and nearby Attractions

  • Town Square
  • Blue Ash Golf Course
  • Blue Ash Recreation Center
  • Carter Lake
  • Promont House Museum
  • Little Miami State Park

Things To Do In Blue Ash

Blue Ash offers a wide variety of opportunities for entertainment and recreation. The city’s Parks and Recreation department plans and organizes entertainment and educational programs throughout the year. It also offers classes on various activities. The city has tennis courts, gymnasiums, swimming pools, and a golf course.

Blue Ash Transportation

Northern Kentucky International provides air transportation facilities.

Blue Ash Higher Education

The University of Cincinnati-Raymond Walters College is the local educational institution. Xavier University and University of Cincinnati lie within a radius of 15 miles.


Total Population 12,124
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 17.9%
Employed Population 16+ 6,169
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 56.2%
Median Earnings25+ $44,726
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,903


Median Family Income $88,505
% Above Poverty Level 94.5%
% Below Poverty Level 5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%


People Living Alone 30.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,030
Median House Value $223,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 17.1%

Blue Ash Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles NE of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Hamilton
Standard Zip Codes 45242
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.231
Longitude -84.378

Blue Ash Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.1 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Blue Ash, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hazelwood (45242)

Reed Hartman (45242)

Rossmoyne (45236)

Taft (45236)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Deer Park 5,720 $71,522
Evendale 2,768 $116,393
Madeira 8,801 $102,241
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