City of Cincinnati Ohio Census

HOUSEHOLDS AND FAMILIES: In 2005-2009 there were 141,000 households in the city of Cincinnati Ohio. The average household size was 2.3 people.

Families made up 47 percent of the households in the city of Cincinnati Ohio. This figure includes both married-couple families (26 percent) and other families (21 percent). Nonfamily households made up 53 percent of all households in the city of Cincinnati Ohio. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

The Types of Households in the city of Cincinnati Ohio, in 2005-2009

Married-couple families 26%

Other families 21%

People living alone 45%

Other nonfamily households 8%

Percent of households

NATIVITY AND LANGUAGE: Four percent of the people living in the city of Cincinnati Ohio in 2005-2009 were foreign born. Ninety-six percent was native, including 72 percent who were born in Ohio.

Among people at least five years old living in the city of Cincinnati Ohio in 2005-2009, 6 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 37 percent spoke Spanish and 63 percent spoke some other language; 37 percent reported that they did not speak English “very well.”

GEOGRAPHIC MOBILITY: In 2005-2009, 74 percent of the people at least one year old living in the city of Cincinnati Ohio were living in the same residence one year earlier; 19 percent had moved during the past year from another residence in the same county, 3 percent from another county in the same state, 3 percent from another state, and less than 0.5 percent from abroad.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of the city of Cincinnati Ohio, in 2005-2009

Same residence 74%

Different residence, same county 19%

Different county, same state 3%

Different state 3%

Abroad 0%

Percent of people age 1 year and over

EDUCATION: In 2005-2009, 82 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 30 percent had a bachelor’s degree or higher. Eighteen percent were dropouts; they were not enrolled in school and had not graduated from high school.

The total school enrollment in the city of Cincinnati Ohio was 91,000 in 2005-2009. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 9,000 and elementary or high school enrollment was 47,000 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 35,000.

The Educational Attainment of People in the city of Cincinnati Ohio, in 2005-2009

Graduate or professional degree 12%

Bachelor’s degree 19%

Associate’s degree 6%

Some college, no degree 18%

High school diploma or equivalency 28%

Less than high school diploma 18%

Percent of people 25 years and over

DISABILITY: In the city of Cincinnati Ohio, among people at least five years old in 2005-2009, percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age – from percent of people 5 to 15 years old, to percent of people 16 to 64 years old, and to percent of those 65 and older.

INDUSTRIES: In 2005-2009, for the employed population 16 years and older, the leading industries in the city of Cincinnati Ohio were Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 25 percent, and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 12 percent.

Employment by Industry in the city of Cincinnati Ohio, in 2005-2009

Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 0%

Construction 4%

Manufacturing 11%

Wholesale trade 3%

Retail trade 11%

Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 5%

Information 3%

Finance and insurance, and real estate and rental and leasing 8%

Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services 12%

Educational services, and health care and social assistance 25%

Arts, entertainment, and recreation, and accommodation and food services 11%

Other Services, except public administration 4%

Public administration 4%

Percent of employed people 16 years and over

OCCUPATIONS AND TYPE OF EMPLOYER: Among the most common occupations were: Management, professional, and related occupations, 36 percent; Sales and office occupations, 25 percent; Service occupations, 20 percent; Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 13 percent; and Construction, extraction, maintenance, and repair occupations, 6 percent. Eighty-two percent of the people employed were Private wage and salary workers; 12 percent was Federal, state, or local government workers; and 6 percent was Self-employed in own not incorporated business workers.

TRAVEL TO WORK: Seventy-one percent of the city of Cincinnati Ohio workers drove to work alone in 2005-2009, 10 percent carpooled, 10 percent took public transportation, and 6 percent used other means. The remaining 4 percent worked at home. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 21.6 minutes to get to work.

INCOME: The median income of households in the city of Cincinnati Ohio was $33,855. Seventy-six percent of the households received earnings and 14 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. Twenty-four percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $12,374. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

POVERTY AND PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS: In 2005-2009, 25 percent of people were in poverty. Thirty-eight percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with 17 percent of people 65 years old and over. Twenty-one percent of all families and 42 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.

Poverty Rates in the city of Cincinnati Ohio, in 2005-2009

People age 65 and over 17%

Related children under 18 years 38%

All families 21%

Female householder families 42%

Percent below poverty level

POPULATION OF the city of Cincinnati Ohio: In 2005-2009, the city of Cincinnati Ohio had a total population of 333,000 – 174,000 (52 percent) females and 158,000 (48 percent) males. The median age was 33.4 years. Twenty-two percent of the population was under 18 years and 12 percent was 65 years and older.

The Age Distribution of People in the city of Cincinnati Ohio, in 2005-2009

65 and over 12%

45 to 64 24%

25 to 44 30%

18 to 24 12%

Under 18 22%

Percent of population

For people reporting one race alone, 54 percent was White; 42 percent was Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent was American Indian and Alaska Native; 2 percent was Asian; less than 0.5 percent was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1 percent was Some other race. Two percent reported Two or more races. Two percent of the people in the city of Cincinnati Ohio was Hispanic. Fifty-two percent of the people in the city of Cincinnati Ohio was White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, the city of Cincinnati Ohio had a total of 175,000 housing units, 20 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 43 percent was in single-unit structures, 57 percent was in multi-unit structures, and less than 0.5 percent was mobile homes. Six percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

The Types of Housing Units in the city of Cincinnati Ohio,in 2005-2009

Single-unit structures 43%

In multi-unit structures 57%

Mobile homes 0%

Percent of housing units

OCCUPIED HOUSING UNIT CHARACTERISTICS: In 2005-2009, the city of Cincinnati Ohio had 141,000 occupied housing units – 60,000 (43 percent) owner occupied and 81,000 (57 percent) renter occupied. Six percent of the households did not have telephone service and 22 percent of the households did not have access to a car, truck, or van for private use. Twenty-six percent had two vehicles and another 10 percent had three or more.

HOUSING COSTS: The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $1,302, nonmortgaged owners $497, and renters $578. Thirty-five percent of owners with mortgages, 21 percent of owners without mortgages, and 50 percent of renters in the city of Cincinnati Ohio spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in the city of Cincinnati Ohio,in 2005-2009

Owners with mortgage 35%

Owners without mortgage 21%

Renters 50%

Percent paying 30 percent or more of income for housing

Source: American Community Survey, 2005-2009