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Hamilton County is located within the Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (Cincinnati MSA). The counties consist of Hamilton, Warren, Clermont, and Brown counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant, and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Franklin, and Ohio counties in Indiana.

Demographics Snapshot

Hamilton County Cincinnati MSA
Total Population802,3742,130,151
Median Age37.137.2
Total Households333,945830,608
Average Household Size2.342.51
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Source: 2010 US Census

Workforce and Employers

Hamilton County Cincinnati MSA
Civilian Labor Force402,4001,087,800
Unemployment Rate7.16.8
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MSA Union Informationn/aTotal Union Members 9.0%
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2016 MSA Job Outlook Reportn/a2006-2016 Job Growth 8.2%
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Sources: Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services – November 2013, CincinnatiUSA.org, Unionstats.com


Highest Enrollment at Major Colleges & Universities

  1. University of Cincinnati – 41,250
  2. Miami University – 22,369
  3. Northern Kentucky University – 15,800
  4. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – 10,995
  5. Xavier University – 7,019
  6. Ivy Tech Community College – 6,128
  7. Gateway Community and Technical College – 4,700
  8. College of Mount St. Joseph – 2,324
  9. Thomas More College – 1,886
  10. Beckfield College – 1,500

Source: CincinnatiUSA.org

Click to view a full listing of Cincinnati MSA Colleges & Universities


Education Attainment  Hamilton County  Cincinnati MSA
High school graduate (includes equivalency) 164,400 29.1% 463,93332.9%
Some college, no degree106,06918.8%270,54019.2%
Associate’s degree40,1907.1%99,4317.1%
Bachelor’s degree112,086 19.9% 248,22117.6%
Graduate or professional degree66,846 11.8% 140,56910.0%
Population 25 years and over564,293n/a1,410,271n/a
Percent high school graduate or higher n/a86.8% n/a86.7%
Percent bachelor’s degree or highern/a31.7%n/a27.6%

Source: US Census


Commercial Activities Tax (CAT) 
A tax imposed on the privilege of doing business in Ohio. The CAT is measured by Ohio gross receipts and paid by business located both in and outside of Ohio, that operate in Ohio.

The CAT is paid by any business with Ohio gross receipts of $150,000 or more in a calendar year. Businesses with annual Ohio gross receipts of $150,000 or less are not subject to the CAT. Annual Ohio gross receipts from $150,001-$1 million are subject to a minimum $150 tax. For Ohio gross receipts exceeding $1 million the rate is .26%. Out-of-state gross receipts are exempt.

For more and other State tax information visit – Ohio Department of Taxation

Sales Tax
The total Hamilton County sales tax is 7.00%

Real Property Tax
Real property, or real estate, which includes land and improvements to land (buildings, etc.) is subject to property tax in Ohio. For more information view the Hamilton County Auditor’s – Real Property Tax Rate Sheet
Also available the Hamilton County Auditor’s main website 

Local Earning Tax
To find local tax information go to Ohio’s Tax Finder.  At Tax finder you can look up income taxes and more.


  • For an interactive Hamilton County map, visit the CAGIS Online 
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