Cincinnati, OH 45242 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 45242: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cincinnati, OH 45242

Acceptable Alternative
Blue Ash, OH 45242
Montgomery, OH 45242

Not Acceptable, USPS
Hazelwood, OH 45242
Sycamore Twp, OH 45242

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 2,551
  • Single Family Addresses: 7,643
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,266
  • County: Hamilton County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.245, Longitude -84.353
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cincinnati, OH 45242 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,990
Daytime Population: Workers 32,888
Daytime Population: Residents 11,237
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 44,125
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.01
Population in Households 21,605
Population in Familes 18,162
Population in Group Qrtrs 385
Population Density2 1,658
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $89,163
Average Household Income $132,918
Per Capita Income $52,534


Total Housing Units 9,119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,394 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,236 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 489 ( 5.4%)
Median Home Value $289,050
Average Home Value $351,728


Total Households 8,630
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 5,943
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 0.17% 0.11%
Households 0.19% 0.12%
Families 0.04% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.08%

Cincinnati, OH 45242 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 45242 to the other 1,163 ZIP Codes 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 # 187 84th
Population Density # 243 79th
Diversity Index # 191 84th
Median Household Income # 33 97th
Per Capita Income # 15 99th

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