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City of Cincinnati

  •   State: 
    Hamilton County
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    39°06′00″N 84°30′45″W
      Area total: 
    79.64 sq mi (206.26 km²)
      Area land: 
    77.91 sq mi (201.80 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.72 sq mi (4.46 km²)
    482 ft (147 m)
    1788; Settled 1788; 235 years ago ( 1788 ); Incorporated (town) January 1, 1802; 221 years ago ( 1802-01-01 ); Incorporated (city) March 1, 1820; 203 years ago ( 1820-03-01 )
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,969.98 residents per square mile of area (1,532.81/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Cincinnati is a city in the U.S. state of Ohio and the county seat of Hamilton County. Settled in 1788, the city is located at the northern side of the confluence of the Licking and Ohio rivers. With a 2020 census population of 309,000 people, it is the most populated city in Southwestern Ohio. The city is the economic and cultural hub of the Cincinnati metropolitan area, with an estimated population of 2,256,884. Cincinnati is home to three major sports teams: the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball; the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League; and FC Cincinnati of MLS. The University of Cincinnati was founded in 1819 as a municipal college and is now ranked as one of the 50 largest in the United States. It is the birthplace of William Howard Taft, the 27th President and former Chief Justice of the United states. In the late 1800s, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as the "Paris of America", due mainly to such ambitious architectural projects as the Music Hall, Cincinnatian Hotel, and Shillito Department Store. The Miami and Erie Canal began on July 21, 1825, when it was called the Great Canal, related to its origin at the Miami River. The first section of the canal was opened for business in 1827; by 1840, it had reached Toledo. In 1836, the next major form of transportation to come to Cincinnati was the Little River and Lake Erie Railroad, with access to the ports of the Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie.


Cincinnati is the primary city name, but also Amberley are acceptable city names or spellings, Bond Hill, Golf Manor, Losantiville on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The official name is City of Cincinnati. Cincinnati has many nicknames, including Cincy, The Queen of the West, The Blue Chip, and The Seven Hills. The city was named for Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, a dictator in the early Roman Republic who saved Rome from a crisis, and then retired to farming because he did not want to remain in power. Cincinnati was incorporated as a city on March 1, 1819. In 1859, Cincinnati laid out six streetcar lines; the cars were pulled by horses and the lines made it easier for people to get around the city. Cincinnati's location, on the border between the free state of Ohio and the slave state of Kentucky, made it a prominent location for slaves to escape the slave-owning south. In 2004, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was completed along Freedom Way in Downtown, honoring the city's involvement in the Underground Railroad. During the Great Depression, Cincinnati weathered the Depression better than most American cities, largely due to a resurgence in river trade. The flood of 1937 was one of the worst in the nation, and destroyed many areas along the Ohio valley along the river. After the flood, the city built protective flood walls along the floodplain. The Cincinnati Southern Railway was completed in 1880, the only municipally-owned interstate railway in the United States. It is the only city government-owned rail line in the U.S. to connect Chattanooga, Tennessee, with Cincinnati. The Ohio River is a major source of commerce for the city, and the city has a population of 24,831.


Cincinnati was platted and proliferated by American settlers, including Ulster Scots known as the Scots Irish, frontiersmen, and keelboaters. For over a century and a half, Cincinnati was the most prominent of Ohio's cities, as it was the largest. By 1879, there were 162 documented church edifices in the city, distributed as follows: Baptist, 14; Christian, 2; Congregational, 4; Disciples of Christ, 4. In politics, Presbyterians dominated, and Anti-Papist resistance defined, much of Cincinnati's civic life in the mid-to-late 1800s. In recent times, Cincinnati has been referred to as a capital of the Bible Belt, influenced by such business families as the Lindners, who are Baptist. This oft-derided trait of the city has, however, produced both economic and heavy revivalist activity, such as a visit by Billy Graham at what was then Paul Brown Stadium (now Paycor Stadium) and the city hosting the World Choir Games. The first established Methodist class in the Northwest Territory came 1797 to nearby Milford. The city fathers, of Anglo-American families of prominence, were Episcopalian: Anderson, Drake, Emery, Foote, Harrison, Kilgour, Longworth, Lytle, McGuffey, Pendleton, Probasco, Procter, Rawson, Sawyer, Strader, Taft, and Yeatman, to name several.


Cincinnati has been called the "Chili Capital of America" and "of the World" because it has more chili restaurants per capita than any other city in the United States or in the world. The citizens of Cincinnati speak in a General American dialect. Southwest Ohio shares some aspects of its vowel system with northern New Jersey English. A touch of northern German is audible in the local vernacular: some residents use the word please when asking a speaker to repeat a statement. The Maisonette in Cincinnati was Mobil Travel Guide's longest-running five-star restaurant in the U.S. for 41 consecutive years until it closed in 2005. Its former head chef, Jean-Robert de Cavel, has opened four new restaurants in the area since 2001. Cincinnati-style mock turtle soup is characterized by ground beef, hard-boiled eggs, and ketchup. The only remaining commercial canner of the soup, Worthmore, has produced it in Cincinnati since 1918. Cincinnati chili, a spiced sauce served over noodles, usually topped with cheese and often with diced onions and/or beans, is the area's "best-known regional food" It was first developed by Macedonian immigrant restaurateurs in the 1920s. It is primarily composed of ground meat (pork, or pork and beef), pin-head oats and spices, and is served in a variety of recipes by respective parlors, including Skyline Chili, Gold Star Chili, and Dixie Chili and Deli.


In 1950, Cincinnati reached its peak population of 503,998; thereafter, it lost population in every census count from 1960 to 2010. In the late 20th century, industrial restructuring caused a loss of jobs. More recently, the population has begun recovering: the 2020 census reports a population of 309,317, representing a 4.2% increase from 296,945 in 2010. This marked the first increase in population recorded since the 1950 Census, reversing a 60-year trend of population decline. As of 2021 Estimate, the Cincinnati-MiddletownWilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population. of 2,259,935. It includes the Ohio counties of Hamilton, Butler, Warren, Clermont, Clinton, and Brown, as well as the Kentucky counties of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, and Pendleton, and the Indiana counties of Dearborn, Franklin, Union, and Ohio. It is the 30th-largest metropolitan statistical area in the country. The city is located on the Ohio-Kentucky state line, and is located in the Indiana-Ohio county line. The population of the city was 50.3% White, 41.4% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.2%, Asian, 0,1% Pacific Islander, and 4.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4. 2% of the population. There were 161,095 housing units at an average density of 2.066.9 per square mile (798.0/km²).

Cityscape and climate

Cincinnati is midway by river between the cities of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Cairo, Illinois. The city spreads over a number of hills, bluffs, and low ridges overlooking the Ohio in the Bluegrass region of the country. The Ohio flood stage at Cincinnati has officially been set at 52 feet (16 m) The city is home to numerous embankments that are noteworthy due to their architectural characteristics or historic associations, as well as the Carew Tower, the Scripps Center, the Ingalls Building, Cincinnati Union Terminal, and the Isaac M. Wise Temple. Notable historic public parks and landscapes include the 19th-century Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, Eden Park, and Mount Storm Park, all designed by Prussian émigré landscape architect Adolph Strauch. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden in Avondale is the second-oldest zoo in the United States. Cincinnati rests along 22 miles (35 km) of riverfront about northern banks of the Ohio, stretching from California to Sayler Park, giving the mighty Ohio and its movements a prominent place in the life of the city. Downtown Cincinnati is protected from flooding by the Serpentine Wall at Yeatman's Cove and another flood wall built into Fort Washington Way. Cincinnati does not have an exclave, but the city government does own several properties outside the corporation limits: French Park in Amberley Village, the disused runway at the former Blue Ash Airport in Blue Ash, and the 337-mile-long (542 km) Cincinnati Southern Railway.


Cincinnati has three major league teams, seven minor league teams and five college institutions with sports teams. The Cincinnati Reds have won five World Series titles and had one of the most successful baseball teams of all time in the mid-1970s, known as The Big Red Machine. The Bengals have made three Super Bowl appearances since its founding, in 1981, 1988, and 2021, but have yet to win a championship. FC Cincinnati is a soccer team that plays in MLS. The Western & Southern Open, a historic international men's and women's tennis tournament that is part of the ATP Tour Masters 1000 Series and the WTA Tour Premier 5, was established in the city in 1899. The Kroger Queen City Championship presented by P&G will debut on the LPGA Tour in 2022 at Kenwood Country Club. It is the first time since 1963 that women's professional golf will return to Cincinnati. In 2011, the Cincinnati Bearcats and Xavier Musketeers face off as one of college basketball's rivalries known as the Crosstown Shootout. In 2016 the team claimed their first National Championship Title in the United States Women's Football League. They won the 2010 Kelly Cup Finals, their 2nd championship in three seasons. Founded in 1990, the team plays at the Heritage Bank Center. The team was established by former Cincinnati Bengals running back Ickey Woods. In 2013 the team won their first U.S. Women's Championship title in the National Championship League (NCL). The Cincinnati Cyclones are a minor league AA-level professional hockey team playing in the ECHL.

Police and fire services

On April 1, 1853, the Cincinnati Fire Department became the first paid professional fire department in United States. The Cincinnati Police Department has more than 1,000 sworn officers. The department was featured on TLC's Police Women of Cincinnati and on A&E's reality show The First 48. In 2015, there were 71 homicides in the city of Cincinnati. The fire department is organized into 4 bureaus: Operations, Personnel and Training, Administrative Services, and Fire Prevention. Each bureau is commanded by an assistant chief, who in turn reports to the chief of department. The Fire Department operates out of 26 fire stations, located throughout the city in 4 districts, each commanded by a district chief. The city's emergency services for fire, rescue, EMS, hazardous materials and explosive ordnance disposal is handled by the Fire Department. The City of Cincinnati's overall crime rate had been dropping steadily and by 1995 had reached its lowest point since 1992 but with more murders and rapes. After the riots of 2001, violent crime increased, but crime has been on the decline since. In 2013, the city had a crime rate of 13.7 per cent, down from 13.8 per cent in 2012. The number of homicides in Cincinnati was down to 71 in 2013. In 2014, the number of murders was up to 13.9 per cent from 12.2 per cent the year before. The total number of rapes in Cincinnati in 2013 was 12.1 per cent. In the city's history, there have been more than 2,000 murders.

Government and politics

Cincinnati was a border town in a free state, across from Kentucky, which was a slave state. Residents of Cincinnati played a major role in abolitionism. Many fugitive slaves used the Ohio River at Cincinnati to escape to the North. On January 30, 2017, Cincinnati's mayor declared the city a sanctuary city. On October 5, 2011, the Council became the first local government in the United States to adopt a resolution recognizing freedom from domestic violence as a fundamental human right. Cincinnati is the center of the U.S. National Underground Railroad. Harriet Beecher Stecher lived in Cincinnati for a time and used their stories as a basis for her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). The National Freedom Center, which opened in 2004, commemorates the "The Banks" area between Great American Ballpark and Paul Brown Stadium, in the middle of Cincinnati. The city proper operates with a nine-member city council, whose members are elected at-large. Prior to 1924, City council members were elected through a system of wards. From 1924 to 1957, the council was elected by proportional representation and single transfer voting (STV). Starting with Ashtabula in 1915, several major cities in Ohio adopted this electoral system, which had the practical effect of reducing ward boss and political party power. In 1957, all candidates had to run in a single race for the nine city council positions. The top vote-getters were elected (the "9-X system"), which favored candidates who could appeal to the entire geographic area of the city and reach its residents with campaign materials.


The University of Cincinnati, called Cincinnati or nicknamed UC, is a public university. Walnut Hills High School, ranked 34th on the national list of best public schools by Newsweek. Cincinnati is also home to the first Kindergarten 12th grade Arts School in the country, the School for Creative and Performing Arts. The Jewish community has several schools, including the all-girl RITSS (Regional Institute for Torah and Secular Studies) high school. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati operates 16 high schools in Cincinnati, ten of which are single-sex. There are six all-female high schools and four all-male high schools. Antonelli College, a career training school, is based in Cincinnati with several satellite campuses in Ohio and Mississippi. Cincinnati State is a small college that includes the Midwest Culinary School. Also located in Cincinnati was Cincinnati Christian University before it permanently closed in 2019. Xavier University, one of three Roman Catholic colleges along with Chatfield College and Mount St. Joseph University, was at one time affiliated with The Athenaeum of Ohio, the seminary of the Cincinnati Archdi Bishop. The College Conservatory of Music taught Kathleen Battle, Al Hirt and Faith Prince. The Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) include sixteen high schools all with citywide acceptance. CPS, third-largest school cluster by student population, was the biggest one to have an overall 'effective' rating from the State. The district currently includes public Montessori schools.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio = 10. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 28. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Cincinnati = 3.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 309,317 individuals with a median age of 35.7 age the population grows by 0.25% in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,969.98 residents per square mile of area (1,532.81/km²). There are average 2.14 people per household in the 148,330 households with an average household income of $34,823 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.70% of the available work force and has dropped -5.79% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.62%. The number of physicians in Cincinnati per 100,000 population = 364.8.


The annual rainfall in Cincinnati = 44.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 19.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 121. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 176. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 22.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 41, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio which are owned by the occupant = 33.94%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 57 years with median home cost = $115,530 and home appreciation of -2.47%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $13.57 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,784 per student. There are 16.1 students for each teacher in the school, 741 students for each Librarian and 658 students for each Counselor. 5.40% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 16.71% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.48% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Cincinnati's population in Hamilton County, Ohio of 325,902 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,95-fold to 309,317 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.23% female residents and 47.77% male residents live in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio.

    As of 2020 in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio are married and the remaining 61.67% are single population.

  • 25 minutes is the average time that residents in Cincinnati require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    69.14% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.30% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 10.02% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.64% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio, 33.94% are owner-occupied homes, another 52.51% are rented apartments, and the remaining 13.55% are vacant.

  • The 46.57% of the population in Cincinnati, Clermont County, Ohio who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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