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Cincinnati, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Cincinnati is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hamilton County at latitude 39.1402 and longitude -84.5058. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 627 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Cincinnati, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cincinnati, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cincinnati indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cincinnati (see map below) encompass a land area of 77.94 sq. miles and a water area of 1.6 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cincinnati: Covalts Station, Fort Washington, Losantiville, Porkopolis, Queen City, Queen City of the West, Sinsinati.

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Cincinnati, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 298,285
Population in Households 283,579
Population in Familes 183,834
Population in Group Qrtrs 14,706
Population Density1 3,827
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 134,677
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 61,554
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 162,719 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,348 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 85,329 (52.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 28,042 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $126,277
Average Home Value $180,757


Median Household Income $31,110
Average Household Income $50,370
Per Capita Income $23,147
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.11% 0.15%
Households 0.22% 0.2%
Families -0.29% -0.19%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cincinnati, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cincinnati to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 43 97th
Diversity Index2 # 16 99th
Median Household Income # 1144 5th
Per Capita Income # 600 50th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.