Introduction to Forest Park, Ohio

Forest Park, Ohio is 8 miles S of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center) and 9 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is in Hamilton County. The city is part of the Cincinnati metro area. The population of Forest Park is 19,463.

Forest Park History

Forest Park was incorporated in 1961 as a city. At the time of its incorporation, the population of Forest Park had just exceeded 5,000 people. Forest Park, since inception, developed as a planned community. Presently, it is the third largest city of Hamilton County, Ohio.

Forest Park and nearby Attractions

  • Winton Woods County Park
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House
  • Little Miami State Park
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Promont House Museum
  • Butler County Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Forest Park

Forest Park offers a number of parks and playgrounds including the Bruce Ferguson Park, Kemper Meadow Park, Kanter Park and Central Park. The local churches are Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, Saint Matthias Church, Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, and Forest Park Christian Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Civic Center Plaza Shopping Center, Forest Park Plaza Shopping Center, Promenade Shopping Center, Cobblewood Plaza Shopping Center, and Forest Park Square Shopping Center.

Forest Park Transportation

Air transportation is available from Cincinnati Municipal Airport Lunken Field.

Forest Park Higher Education

University of Cincinnati - Main Campus, Xavier University, and Cincinnati State Technical And Community College are close to the city.


Total Population 18,685
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 12.7%
Employed Population 16+ 8,856
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.5%
Median Earnings25+ $31,986
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $24,746
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,344


Median Family Income $49,769
% Above Poverty Level 83.4%
% Below Poverty Level 16.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%


People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $928
Median House Value $111,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 68.5%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 4.4%

Forest Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Hamilton, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles N of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Hamilton
Standard Zip Codes 45240
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.29
Longitude -84.504

Forest Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 40 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 43.3 inches
Distance 11.4 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
Distance 14 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Parkdale (45240)

Pleasant Run Farms (45240)

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

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Location Population Median Family Income
Glendale 2,219 $122,750
Greenhills 3,597 $59,979
Lincoln Heights 3,348 $24,063
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