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Cincinnati, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Cincinnati is the 3rd largest city in Ohio with a population of 309,190 as of July 1, 2017. Cincinnati ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cincinnati is located at latitude 39.1402 and longitude -84.5058 in Hamilton County. 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. Hamilton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 551 feet.

The City of Cincinnati (GNIS ID: 1086201) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cincinnati population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 309,190
Daytime Population: Workers 271,829
Daytime Population: Residents 163,511
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 435,340
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.41
Population in Households 293,718
Population in Familes 191,135
Population in Group Qrtrs 15,472
Population Density2 3,967
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $36,252
Average Household Income $58,611
Per Capita Income $26,936


Total Housing Units 163,769 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49,616 (30.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 89,340 (54.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 24,813 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $132,502
Average Home Value $194,478


Total Households 138,956
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 63,352
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.56% 0.35%
Households 0.56% 0.39%
Families 0.23% 0.14%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   3.02%

Cincinnati, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cincinnati to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 39 97th
Diversity Index # 18 99th
Median Household Income # 1114 8th
Per Capita Income # 440 64th

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