Cincinnati, OH
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Living in Cincinnati


Cincinnati is a large city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 302,605 people and 166 constituent neighborhoods, Cincinnati is the third largest community in Ohio. Cincinnati has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Cincinnati isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cincinnati are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cincinnati is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cincinnati who work in office and administrative support (10.72%), sales jobs (9.30%), and management occupations (8.59%).

Also of interest is that Cincinnati has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Cincinnati is one of the most attractive larger cities for people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. This makes it a good place to live for young singles in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting their professional careers. Although Cincinnati is a large city, this demographic is significant enough that young professionals will find many others like themselves here, with really good opportunities for friendships, recreation, romance, and more.

One of the benefits of being a big city like Cincinnati is having a public transportation system, but in Cincinnati the transit system is the mode of choice for lots of people getting to and from work every day. You will find many people using the bus for their daily commute, even though other transportation options exist. If you ask these commuters, many will tell you that not having to drive in the snarl of big city traffic is one of main reasons for leaving the car at home, or even not owning a car at all. With so many people taking the bus Cincinnati benefits from a reduction in air pollution and traffic.

The citizens of Cincinnati are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.11% of adults in Cincinnati have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cincinnati in 2010 was $29,156, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,624 for a family of four. However, Cincinnati contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cincinnati is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cincinnati home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cincinnati residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cincinnati include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Cincinnati is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.