Cincinnati, OH

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Cincinnati profile

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. Much of the housing stock in Cincinnati was built prior to World War II, 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cincinnati who work in office and administrative support (12.23%), sales jobs (9.58%), and management occupations (8.78%).

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.

Cincinnati is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Cincinnati really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Cincinnati citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Cincinnati ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Cincinnati a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The citizens of Cincinnati are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.62% of adults in Cincinnati have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cincinnati in 2010 was $27,597, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,388 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 French.

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