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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
  4. Good for Families
    A
  5. Diversity
    A-
  6. Jobs
    C+
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    B
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B+
Hamilton County is located in Ohio with a population of 812,037. Hamilton County is one of the best places to live in Ohio. In Hamilton County, most residents own their homes. In Hamilton County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Hamilton County and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Hamilton County are above average.
Population
812,037

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$779
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    42%
  • Own
    58%
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Hamilton County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    235.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    12.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    59.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    216.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    718.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,587.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    297.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Hamilton County

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$54,976
National
$55,322

Hamilton County Reviews

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Hamilton County, where I've lived all of my life, has been an environment that I've watched create many great minds and even better people. Hamilton County has what one wouldn't suspect at first glance: happiness. The weather is dreadful and the roads are worse, but the people in this pocket of the world have turned Hamilton County into a community. I feel just as comfortable walking down the road to ask a complete stranger for a cup of sugar as I would if it were my own grandmother! The nightlife is incredible and the schools are premium.
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I have lived in Ohio all my life. I moved to, and currently live in, Hamilton county. I am about 15 minute drive to downtown, in a small rural town. I would say our location is ideal with low crime rate and a sense of family. However, the downtown area (parts) are not only high in crime, but too scary to go to at night. I'm sure that this is true of most big cities. The cost of living is great, and the job market is climbing daily. We have multiple parks, recreation, bars and yearly super parties. We also live close to one of the largest amusement parks along with water parks. What I love most here is the ability to be a social as you want or as private as you want.
I have lived here all of my life and its still good but once the older people go it will turn into a starter neighborhood. Everything is nearby from things to have fun at, restaurants, grocery stores, and gas stations all within a 3-5 minute drive. You are able to walk to the high school from my house in 5 minutes which is really convenient. Most people around the neighborhood are friendly and helpful. There haven't been any bad things to happen around my neighborhood since I remember. It can be quiet but once warm weather hits all the kiddos go outside and run the neighborhood, most are respectful.