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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Cincinnati is a city in Ohio with a population of 298,957. Cincinnati is in Hamilton County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Cincinnati offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cincinnati there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cincinnati and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Cincinnati are above average.
About Cincinnati...
Population
298,957

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$124,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$684
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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Cincinnati Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    426.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    23.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    97.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    399.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,152.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,400.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    496.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    15%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Cincinnati

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$36,429
National
$55,322
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Cincinnati Reviews

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Cincinnati is a wonderful place to live. There is a bustling downtown area with sports and parks, and suburbs with nice schools and convenient access to downtown. The Cincinnati Museum Center (Union Terminal) is newly renovated and great for all ages! There are several colleges in the area, including state, community and private colleges. The Over-The-Rhine area is known for its craft beers and nightlife, and Kings Island amusement park is only 30 minutes away.
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I love Cincinnati! It is a big(ger) city with a small town feel. The arts here, especially for the size of the city, are phenomenal. The cost of living is reasonable, especially for the number of things available for people of all lifestyles. We have a zoo, aquarium, symphony, opera, ballet, baseball team, soccer team, hockey team, football team, multiple art museums, countless beautiful and historic buildings -- it's just perfect. Having moved away for a few years and returned to my hometown, I feel I can truly appreciate the city.
Not much happens in Cincinnati. This can be a good and bad thing. Great place to take things slow, and I suppose you can find excitement if you try. But overall, having lived in Cincinnati for well over a decade, it's pretty mundane. Great variety of food actually! There have been many fantastic restaurants that have opened here that weren't here before.