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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
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
Cincinnati is a city in Ohio with a population of 300,357. 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
300,357

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$129,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$709
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    62%
  • Own
    38%
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Cincinnati Rankings

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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
    426.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    97
    40.7
  • Robbery
    297.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    986.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,120.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    433.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 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
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Cincinnati

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,542
National
$55,322
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I have lived in the city of Cincinnati, OH for over 17 years now and I love it! It has amazing restaurants in the Over the Rhine district downtown, it has great sports teams (Reds, Bengals, Cyclones, FC Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati sports including Football, basketball and more, there is also the fan favorite basketball crosstown shootouts between the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University), it also has beautiful public parks and unique local restaurants (Skyline Chili, LaRosa's Pizzeria and Greaters ice cream). Also, one of my favorite places to go in the summer is Kings Island Amusement Park, which is only about 30-40 minutes from downtown Cincinnati, when you take I-71 N. One last thing you can't miss out on is Oktoberfest, which is a German festival and Cincinnati hosts the largest Oktoberfest celebration in the United States! I love my city and I am definitely a Cincinnati girl at heart!
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I was born and raised in Cincinnati. I love the history behind the city. It’s a smaller city with a lot of beauty and character ! My experiences growing up in this city has molded me to become the awesome woman I am today. Cincinnati has recently under went renovations, that has made a positive impact for the residents of the city and visitors. I would really love to keep seeing those major changes to show the world that Cincinnati really is a great city and all the great attributes we have to offer!
I love Cincinnati! I have lived here my whole life and have always loved it! There is so much history and diversity within the city, and I love how beautiful it is. One thing I do wish to see more of however is more attention towards implementing sustainability actions. From traveling to many different cities within our country as well as out of the country, I have seen how easy it is to implement more environmentally conscious actions into daily life. I wish to see more concern towards making products, places, etc. more eco-friendly and conserving of the natural world.