Cincinnati is the county seat of Hamilton County, Ohio. Settled in 1788, this city is located on the northern part of Licking and Ohio rivers. The latter river marks Kentucky’s state line. With a population of 2,190,209 and an urban population of 309,317 Cincinnati is the third-largest metropolitan area in Ohio and 64th largest in the US. The total land area of Cincinnati is 79.56 square miles.
In its early years, Cincinnati was commonly referred to as “The Paris of America.” This title stemmed from ambitious architectural projects like Music Hall and Shillito Department Store. In 1828, the Ohio and Erie Canal opened; connecting the waters of Lake Erie with the Ohio River. This canal is what made Cincinnati grow into one of America’s most important cities. It allowed goods like corn, wheat, and pork to be shipped on steamboats down to New Orleans where they were then shipped on ships back up to America. The city is also the birth place of William Howard Taft, who became the 27th President of the United States.
Cincinnati is home to three major sports teams: Cincinnati Reds (MLB), FC Cincinnati (Soccer), and the Bengals (NFL). It also houses a minor league hockey team-the Cyclones. The University of Cincinnati, the city’s largest institution of higher education, was founded in 1819. It is now ranked as one of the 50 largest universities in America.
The racial makeup of the city is 49.3% white, 45.0% African American, 0.3% Native American, 1.8% Asian, 0.1 % Pacific Islander, and 2.8 %. Hispanic or Latino. The median age in Cincinnati is 32.5 years of age.
Cincinnati is the twenty-eighth largest economy in the US and fifth largest in Midwest, after Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and St. Louis. It had a GDP of $127 billion in 2015. The median home price is $158,200, while living costs are 8% below national average. Unemployment rate for this area is 4.2%, which also happens to be lower than the national average.
The city is home to several museums, including the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, which tells the story of the country’s history of slavery and emancipation. Cincinnati is also home to great attractions in its downtown district. The most popular sights include the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, the Krohn Conservatory, and the Museum of Natural History & Science. The Cincinnati Zoo houses over 2,400 animals from 600 different species. The Krohn Conservatory is an indoor botanical garden with beautiful displays of flowers year round. There are also several exhibits at the museum that allow you to explore the natural world. The Great American Ball Park and Paul Brown Stadium are two stadiums where Cincinnati’s baseball team plays their games.
Cincinnati is on the border of two climates, humid continental and humid subtropical. Summers are hot and wet with highs reaching 90 degrees Fahrenheit or above on 21 days per year. The warmest month is July, during which the average temperature reaches 75.9 degrees Fahrenheit.
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