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Overview

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. 

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,679
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens13%
Employed Population 16+8,919
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married45.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$34,484
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,958
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,500

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,779
% Above Poverty Level83.6%
% Below Poverty Level16.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone28.4%
Median Gross Rent$881
Median House Value$111,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)70.1%
German8.9%
Irish3.8%
African3.6%
English2.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Italian1.1%
Scottish0.5%
Slovak0.4%
Dutch0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Croatian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Arab0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Liberian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Forest Park Almanac

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Forest Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFAIRFIELD
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.3 inches
StationCHEVIOT
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationMILFORD
Distance14 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Glendale2,246$125,114
Greenhills3,591$62,438
Lincoln Heights3,360$26,339
Mount Healthy6,054$48,500
Springdale11,205$58,052
Woodlawn3,279$62,583
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