More than 800,000 people call Hamilton County home, making it the third-most populous county in Ohio and the home of Cincinnati. Logistical benefits, arts, entertainment and professional sports are a few of the county’s major highlights.
The business community has produced some of the major household names and success stories of U.S. retail and industrial commerce. Its national and international headquarters include Proctor & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, GE Aviation, Macy’s, General Cable, Kroger. With nine Fortune 500 companies, the region ranks in the U.S. Top 10 for Fortune 500 headquarters per million residents, higher than New York, Boston, Chicago or Los Angeles.
Hamilton County’s economy is powered partly by REDI Cincinnati, a 15-county Regional Economic Development Initiative entity tasked with job creation. It is the point of contact for business in Northern Kentucky, Southwest Ohio and Southeast Indiana.
Cincinnati has an impressive array of arts, culture and recreational activities to keep visitors and residents entertained, including two major league sports teams – the NFL’s Bengals and MLB’s Reds.
The Cincinnati Opera is the second oldest U.S. company and has world-class company in the form of the Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Art Museum. The Hamilton County Fair is the oldest county fair in Ohio. Other attractions include a vibrant parks system, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Eden Park, Cincinnati Union Terminal, and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Estimated 2018 Population: 791,952
No. of households: 335,334
Median household income: $50,399
Chamber of Commerce: Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Greater Hamilton Chamber of Commerce
County Seat: Cincinnati, Mayor John Cranley
Municipal Court Judge:
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