A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$119,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$649
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

Cincinnati Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    401
    273
  • Murder
    22
    6
  • Rape
    79
    41
  • Robbery
    423
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,479
    525
  • Theft
    3,643
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    389
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,604
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%
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A sampling of reasons why I love making my home in Cincinnati:
The running community: I went from watching my mom do the Flying Pig marathon as a kid, to the southwestern Ohio high school running scene, and now enjoy many scenic routes around town. I've bought my running shoes at the renowned Running Spot my whole life!
"Adulting:" the affordable cost of living, job markets, faith community, and arts and culture scene, and opportunities for our future children, such as the only K-12 performing arts school in the country.
Sports: As a soccer fan, I have also LOVED supporting the new FC Cincinnati semi-pro team, and cheering them on at the newly-renovated Nippert Stadium.
Education: my husband graduated from University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning. Now I'm taking my turn as a Bearcat, and will be starting at UC this fall to finish my Spanish degree.
Like the ubiquitous bumper sticker that you'll see on cars here proclaims, I love Cincinnati!
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I love the feeling that Cincinnati gives to both its visitors and natives. Cincy is home to sports, food, and fun, which gives it the edge it needs to be a hot spot for weekend trips or a quick night on the town. With beautiful gardens, carriage rides, and the enormous lit up buildings, it is easily a great family-friendly get-away. Although traffic can be a burden at times, leaving a bit early will solve all of the time restraints that could arise. Cincy is home to the Reds and Bengals, as well as many smaller name athletics that are terrific to watch. Cincinnati is an overall great city for any type, from avid sports fans to hungry food-seekers!
Cincinnati is a beautiful city! As with everywhere, there are locations that you would want to avoid. However, if there's anywhere you would want to be in Ohio, this is it. SO many places to go, an assortment of amazing colleges, and original restaurants to die for like La Rosa's and Skyline originated here. Downtown is beautiful and we are extremely close to Newport, KY which is also a very beautiful attraction! Cincinnati is full of people who love the place that they live and want to share it with the world, making it an awesome tourist attraction.