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Overview

Introduction to Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, located in southwestern Ohio on the Ohio River, was founded in 1788 and incorporated as a city in 1819. It was named after the Society of the Cincinnati, which honored George Washington, whom they likened to the Roman General Cincinnatus. The city saw dramatic growth in the mid 1830s with the development of steamships and the completion of the Ohio and Erie Canal. It soon became a major shipping center, primarily for the pork industry. Cincinnati's location on the Ohio River has contributed not only to its prosperity but also its scenic charm. Winston Churchill once called Cincinnati "the most beautiful of America’s inland cities."

Cincinnati Culture

Today, Cincinnati is home to major corporations that include Procter & Gamble, Kroger and Federated Department Stores, the parent company of Macy's and Bloomingdale's. With a metro area that includes parts of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky, Cincinnati has a unique personality that crosses midwestern industrial city with a southern country feel. 

Cincinnati Sports and Leisure

Cultural attractions in Cincinnati include the Contemporary Arts Center, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the American Classical Music Hall of Fame and Museum. An obsolete railroad terminal has been revamped to house two museums: the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cincinnati Historical Museum. The downtown architecture, with many art deco buildings, is another cultural draw, and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is one of the oldest orchestras in the country. The city hosts the International Wine Festival each March. On the first Monday in September, the Labor Day Riverfest features fireworks and a festive party scene. Cincinnati's sizeable German population makes its Octoberfest (held, oddly enough, in September) one of the country's largest and most authentic. And any day is a good day for Cincinnati's famous Skyline Chili, served over spaghetti.

Sports are big in Cincinnati. Major league baseball's oldest team, the Cincinnati Reds, play at the 42,000-seat Great American Ballpark downtown on the banks of the Ohio River. The NFL's Cincinnati Bengals play next door at 65,600-seat Paul Brown Stadium. Also in the area is US Bank Arena, which hosts the International Hockey League's Cincinnati Cyclones. The University of Cincinnati and Xavier University have nationally competitive basketball programs that draw a strong local following.

Cincinnati Outdoors

With its riverfront location and a climate that's neither too hot nor too cold, Cincy is perfectly situated for recreational activities. The city claims one of the country's top park systems, with more than 100 parks spread over 5,000 acres. Sharon Woods Park is a 750-acre park with a lake surrounded by a 2.6-mile hiking and biking trail, along with restored 19th-century buildings. Shawnee State Park, 90 minutes away in Portsmouth, is a 60,000-acre park in the Appalachian foothills, offering golf, fishing, swimming, boating, several hiking trails and camping facilities. For golfers, there are more than a dozen courses within the city and dozens more within a small radius. In the winter, skiing is available within an accessible distance. Perfect North Slopes, 30 minutes from the city, has more than a dozen runs on 70 acres. Spicy Run Resort, 90 miles east of Cincinnati in Latham, has trails for all levels and facilities for snowboarders. Mad River Mountain, 130 miles away in Bellefontaine, boasts Ohio's highest skiing elevation (1,460 ft) and has 15 trails and a snow tubing park on 120 acres.

Cincinnati at Night

Cincinnati has an energetic nightlife, with Main Street the main attraction, especially around the intersection of 12th Street. The Mount Adams neighborhood just east of downtown is a funky area, with upscale restaurants, bars and clubs. The Corryville district near the University of Cincinnati is another popular area to find diverse evening entertainment options. Riverboat casinos are available in Indiana just 20 minutes away.

People

Total Population 297,397
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 133,267
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 27.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.1%
Median Earnings25+ $31,747
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,246
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,179

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,022
% Above Poverty Level 69.5%
% Below Poverty Level 30.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.2%
% Using Public Transportation 7.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 44.1%
Median Gross Rent $649
Median House Value $119,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 46.1%
US/American 0%
English 5.3%
Irish 10.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cincinnati Almanac

Category Value
County Hamilton
Standard Zip Codes 45202, 45203, 45204, 45205, 45206, 45207, 45208, 45209, 45210, 45211, 45212, 45213, 45214, 45215, 45216, 45217, 45218, 45219, 45220, 45223, 45224, 45225, 45226, 45227, 45228, 45229, 45230, 45231, 45232, 45233, 45236, 45237, 45238, 45239, 45240, 45241, 45242, 45243, 45244, 45245, 45246, 45247, 452
P.O. Box Zip Codes 45201, 45222, 45234, 45235, 45250, 45253, 45254, 45258, 45262, 45275, 45280
Company Zip Codes 45221, 45263, 45264, 45267, 45268, 45269, 45270, 45271, 45273, 45274, 45277, 45296, 45298, 45299, 45944, 45950, 45999
Phone Area Codes 513
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.161
Longitude -84.456

Cincinnati Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CINCINNATI ABBE WSMO
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 39.5 inches
Station CINCINNATI LUNKEN AP
Distance 4.8 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
Station CHEVIOT
Distance 8.6 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, Cincinnati, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Amf (45275)

Anderson (45244, 45245, 45254, 45255)

Avondale (45229)

Bevis (45247)

Bond Hill (45237)

Bridgetown (45211)

Brookwood (45239)

Burnet Woods (45220)

California (45228)

Camp Washington (45225)

Carthage (45216)

Colerain (45251, 45252)

Colerain Township (45247, 45251, 45252, 45239)

College Hill Station (45224)

Corryville (45219)

Cumminsville (45223)

Del Fair (45238)

Delhi (45238)

Dunlap (45247)

East End (45226)

Evanston (45207)

Fairmont (45211)

Fairmount (45214)

Green Township (45247, 45248)

Hazelwood (45242)

Hyde Park (45208)

Indian Hill (45243)

Ivorydale (45217)

Kennedy Heights (45213)

Losantiville (45237)

Mack (45248, 45211)

Mount Washing (45230)

Mount Washington (45230)

Northside (45223)

Oakley (45209)

Parkdale (45218, 45246, 45240)

Pleasant Ridge (45213)

Pleasant Run Farms (45240)

Price Hill (45205)

Queen City (45203, 45204, 45214)

Reed Hartman (45242)

Roselawn (45222, 45237)

Roselawn Finance (45222)

Rossmoyne (45236)

Sayler Park (45233)

Sayler Park Finance (45233)

Shademore (45244)

Symmes (45249)

Taft (45236, 45213)

Valleydale (45216)

Walnut Hills (45206)

Western Hills (45233, 45238)

Westwood (45248)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington Heights 947 $40,764
Golf Manor 3,608 $52,949

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cincinnati Public Libraries

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Cincinnati And Hamilton County, Pl Of
800 VINE ST.-1LIB SQUARE
Cincinnati, Ohio
(513) 369-6900
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Cincinnati Hospitals

CHRIST HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2139 AUBURN AVENUE
(513) 585-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

DEACONESS HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
311 STRAIGHT STREET
(513) 559-2100
Emergency Service: Yes

GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
375 DIXMYTH AVE
(513) 872-1400
Emergency Service: Yes

JEWISH HOSPITAL, THE
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
4777 EAST GALBRAITH ROAD
(513) 686-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

MERCY FRANCISCAN HOSPITAL WESTERN HILLS
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
3131 QUEEN CITY AVENUE
(513) 389-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

MERCY FRANCISCAN HOSPITAL - MT AIRY
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
2446 KIPLING AVENUE
(513) 853-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

BETHESDA NORTH HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
10500 MONTGOMERY ROAD
(513) 745-1111
Emergency Service: Yes

MERCY HOSPITAL ANDERSON
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
7500 STATE ROAD
(513) 624-4500
Emergency Service: Yes

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
234 GOODMAN STREET
(513) 558-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

Cincinnati VA Medical Center
(VA)
3200 Vine Street
(513) 861-3100 or (888) 267-7873
Emergency Service:

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Cincinnati High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

OAK HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
3200 EBENEZER RD
513-922-2300
Serves 3,030 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 21.7

COLERAIN HIGH SCHOOL
8801 CHEVIOT RD
513-385-6424
Serves 2,062 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

SYCAMORE HIGH SCHOOL
7400 CORNELL RD
513-489-0405
Serves 2,010 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

WALNUT HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
3250 VICTORY PKWY
513-569-5500
Serves 1,921 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.6

PRINCETON HIGH SCHOOL
11080 CHESTER RD
513-552-8200
Serves 1,893 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL
7560 FOREST RD
513-232-2772
Serves 1,512 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.7

HUGHES CENTER HIGH SCHOOL
2515 CLIFTON AVE
513-559-3000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,456 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

GLEN ESTE HIGH SCHOOL
4342 GLEN ESTE WITHAMSVILLE RD
513-947-7600
Serves 1,397 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

WINTON WOODS HIGH SCHOOL
1231 W KEMPER RD
513-619-2420
Serves 1,274 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL
10761 PIPPIN RD
513-851-7300
Serves 1,272 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

WESTERN HILLS TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
2144 FERGUSON RD
513-244-8700
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,104 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.2

TURPIN HIGH SCHOOL
2650 BARTELS RD
513-232-7770
Serves 1,076 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.9

MT HEALTHY HIGH SCHOOL
2046 ADAMS RD
513-729-0130
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,070 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

SCHOOL FOR CREAT & PERF ARTS HIGH SCHOOL
1310 SYCAMORE ST
513-632-5900
Serves 1,040 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

DEER PARK JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
8351 PLAINFIELD RD
513-891-0010
Serves 738 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17

NORTH COLLEGE HILL JR/SR HIGH SCHOOL
1620 W GALBRAITH RD
513-728-4783
Serves 731 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.3

MADEIRA HIGH SCHOOL
7465 LOANNES DR
513-891-8222
Serves 723 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

INDIAN HILL HIGH SCHOOL
6865 DRAKE RD
513-272-4550
Serves 712 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

DATER HIGH SCHOOL
2146 FERGUSON RD
513-363-7200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 702 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

ROBERT A TAFT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL
420 EZZARD CHARLES DR
513-977-8000
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 648 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

LIFE SKILLS CTR OF CINCINNATI
2612 GILBERT AVE
513-475-0222
A Charter School.
A Title I School.
Serves 635 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 36.3

WITHROW INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
2488 MADISON RD
513-533-2460
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 619 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

SHRODER HIGH SCHOOL
3500 LUMFORD PL
513-363-6900
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 611 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

FINNEYTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
8916 FONTAINEBLEAU TER
513-931-0712
Serves 604 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

CLARK MONTESSORI HIGH SCHOOL
3030 ERIE AVE
513-533-7380
Serves 600 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

WOODWARD TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
7001 READING RD
513-758-1200
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 572 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

JACOBS HIGH SCHOOL
5425 WINTON RIDGE LN
513-853-6750
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 548 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

MARIEMONT HIGH SCHOOL
3812 POCAHONTAS AVE
513-272-7600
Serves 501 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

HARMONY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
1580 SUMMIT RD
513-921-5260
A Charter School.
Serves 466 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 24

WITHROW TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
2488 MADISON RD
513-533-5700
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 415 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.7

AIKEN TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
5641 BELMONT AVE
513-853-2500
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 409 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL
1150 W 8TH ST STE 120
513-363-7760
Serves 401 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 34.6

LOCUST CORNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
3431 LOCUST CORNER RD
513-752-1432
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 334 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

EAST END COMM HERITAGE SCHOOL
2433 EASTERN AVE
513-281-3900
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 201 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

ISUS TRADE & TECH PREP-CINCI
425 EZZARD CHARLES DR
513-723-1513
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 152 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

LIGHTHOUSE COMMUNITY SCH INC
6100 DESMOND ST
513-561-7888
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 59 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.4

DOHN COMMUNITY
608 E MCMILLAN ST
513-281-6100
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 43 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.7

JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER HIGH SCHOOL
2020 AUBURN AVE
513-946-2680

SCARLET OAKS CDC
3254 E KEMPER RD
513-771-8810
A Vocational School

DIAMOND OAKS CDC
6375 HARRISON AVE
513-574-1300
A Vocational School

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