Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, Ohio



City in the United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton County
Coordinates 39°6’0″N, 84°30’45″WL
Surface 206.01 km²
– country 201.87 km²
– water 4.14 km²
(April 1, 2020)
(1532 inhabitant/km²)
Mayor Aftab Pureval (D)

According to Ehuacom, Cincinnati is a city in southwestern Ohio in the United States. The city is located in the Rust Belt on the Ohio River and, according to the 2010 census, had a population of 296,293 within city limits, making it Ohio’s third largest city. However , the metropolitan area, which spans parts of the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, is much larger and has a population of two million.


The city was founded as Losantville in 1788, and was named “Cincinnati” in 1790 for the ” Gezelschap der Cincinnati,” an association of ex- American Revolutionary War officers who had returned to their civilian careers after the war ended. In that respect they followed the example of the Roman dictator Cincinnatus, who immediately got back behind the plow after a campaign led by him. The ex-officers regarded their former commander George Washington as a modern Cincinnatus because, like the Roman, he had no lust for power and therefore behaved in an exemplary manner.

After the construction of the Miami-en-Erie Canal, which connected the city to the Great Lakes, it quickly became a major center of shipping on the Ohio River. In 1850, the city had a population of 115,000, making it one of the two largest cities west of the Appalachians.

Before the abolition of slavery, Cincinnati was an important way station of the Underground Railroad, along which runaway slaves were helped.


The population, of which 12.3% is older than 65 years, consists of 42.8% of single -person households. Unemployment stands at 5.1 % (2000 census figures).

About 1.3% of Cincinnati’s population is Hispanic and Hispanic, 42.9% of African origin and 1.5% of Asian origin.

The population decreased from 364,553 in 1990 to 331,285 in 2000. In 2018 the number was estimated at 302,605.


Cincinnati is on the railroad that connects New York to Chicago, where Amtrak ‘s Cardinal served as passenger traffic. The city’s major train station, Cincinnati Union Terminal, is a silent witness to its historic train past and has since been converted into a multifunctional building that houses museums in addition to the transport hub.

The city is located on Interstate highways I-71, I-74 and I-75 and has a major 134 km long beltway running through the three states, Interstate 275 around the metropolitan area.

The main airport in the area is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport located across the Ohio River in northern Kentucky.


Cincinnati has one representative in the AFC North division of the NFL, namely the Cincinnati Bengals. In addition, the Cincinnati Reds (MLB) have their home base in Cincinnati. FC Cincinnati has been playing in Major League Soccer since 2019. Cincinnati also hosts an annual tennis tournament for both the ATP and the WTA, called The Western & Southern Open.


In January the average temperature is -1.2 °C, in July it is 24.7 °C. Annual average precipitation is 1033.8 mm (data based on the measurement period 1961-1990).

Town twinning

  • Munich (Germany)
  • Nancy (France)
  • Kharkiv (Ukraine)
  • Harare (Zimbabwe)
  • New Taipei (Taiwan)
  • Liuzhou (People’s Republic of China)
  • Gifu (Japan)
  • Mysore (India)
  • Amman (Jordan)

Nearby places

The figure below shows nearby places within 5 miles of Cincinnati.


St Bernard (4 km)

Bellevue (4 km)

Bromley (5 miles)

Covington (5 miles)

Dayton (4 miles)

Fort Thomas (5 miles)

Ludlow (6 km)

Newport (3 miles)

Park Hills (5 miles)

Southgate (5 miles)

Woodlawn (6 km)

Elmwood Place (6 km)

Golf Manor (7 km)

Norwood (5km)

Born in Cincinnati

  • William Howard Taft (1857-1930), 27th President of the United States (1909-1913)
  • Harry Ward Leonard (1861-1915), electrical engineer & inventor
  • Joseph B. Strauss (1870-1938), engineer and designer
  • William DeHart Hubbard (1903-1976), athlete
  • John Anderson (1907-1948), athlete
  • Joseph Rauh (1911-1992), human rights lawyer
  • Roy Rogers (1911–1998), singer and cowboy actor
  • Tyrone Power (1914-1958), actor
  • Doris Day (1922-2019), singer and actress
  • Karl Henize (1926-1993), astronaut
  • Curtis Peagler (1929-1992), jazz musician
  • Tony Trabert (1930-2021), tennis player and tennis reporter
  • Bill Ramsey (1931-2021), German-American jazz and schlager singer
  • Charles Manson (1934-2017), cult leader of the “Manson Family”
  • Mitch Ryan (1934-2022), actor
  • Edmund White (1940), writer
  • Stanley Schmidt (1944), writer
  • Steven Spielberg (1946), director and film producer
  • Daniel von Bargen (1950-2015), actor
  • Thom Barry (1950), actor
  • John Diehl (1950), actor
  • Bootsy Collins (1951), bassist, singer and songwriter
  • Stephen Nichols (1951), actor
  • Patricia Wettig (1951), actress
  • Tim De Zarn (1952), actor
  • Michael Cunningham (1952), writer
  • Mark Boone Junior (1955), actor
  • Julie Hagerty (1955), actress
  • Rob Portman (1955), Ohio State Senator
  • Darrell Pace (1956), archer
  • Brian Pillman (1962–1997), professional wrestler
  • Rocky Carroll (1963), actor
  • Jenny Robertson (1963), actress
  • Jacqueline Kim (1965), actress
  • Jeffrey D. Sams (1966), actor
  • Susan Floyd (1968), actress
  • Joe Hudepohl (1973), Olympic swimming champion
  • Reichen Lehmkuhl (1973), gay activist
  • Rich Franklin (1974), martial artist
  • Gary Hall Jr. (1974), Olympic Swimming Champion
  • David Payne (1982), hurdler
  • Jonathan Good (1985), professional wrestler
  • Nick Thoman (1986), swimmer
  • Adam Gregory (1987), actor
  • Josh Schneider (1988), swimmer
  • Luke Kleintank (1990), actor
  • Galadriel Stineman (1990), actress
  • Andy Biersack (1990), singer
  • Nicole Gibbs (1993), tennis star

Cincinnati, Ohio