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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    B+
Cynthiana is a town in Kentucky with a population of 6,328. Cynthiana is in Harrison County. Living in Cynthiana offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. Many retirees live in Cynthiana and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cynthiana are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$104,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$519
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    54%
  • Own
    46%
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Cynthiana Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    47.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    470.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,741.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    141.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    21%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    6%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Cynthiana

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$31,286
National
$55,322
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Cynthiana Reviews

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I have lived in this town my whole life. From growing up, going to school, and working here, I have seen so much change and growth for the better. We have so many locally owned shops and eateries, and are a short drive away from major towns. This is small town county living done right!
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Cynthiana is a cute little town in the middle of Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. It has much to offer if you don’t want to live under big city lights but is quite convenient. However, Cynthiana doesn’t have it all. Cynthiana has lots of building space downtown but there isn’t any businesses willing to enter. There is a large industrial park, yet there isn’t any industry to fill it.
I love the small home town feel. I have lived here most of my life and do not plan on leaving. My spouse and I both graduated high school here. If I could change anything, I would add more big food chains, a lot more jobs and better grocery stores.