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Cheviot, Ohio
Cheviot's 1930s fieldhouse and community center
Cheviot's 1930s fieldhouse and community center
"Big City Spirit - Small Town Charm"
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton
 • Total 1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)
 • Land 1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
909 ft (277 m)
 • Total 8,375
 • Estimate 
 • Density 7,064.54/sq mi (2,727.58/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-14128
GNIS feature ID 1056799

Cheviot is a city in west-central Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. It is a suburb of Cincinnati. The population was 8,375 at the 2010 census.


In 1818 a Scottish immigrant named John Craig purchased a half section of 320 acres (1.3 km2) of Green Township from Elias Boudinot. He built an inn and tavern on the Harrison Pike. In 1818 Craig laid out a village which he named after the Cheviot Hills in southern Scotland. He sold lots and growth began.

The town was incorporated in 1901. Originally a farming community, today Cheviot is a residential suburb of Cincinnati.


The city of Cheviot is home to much of the same German-American and other ethnic cultures that inhabit the surrounding Cincinnati area. The city is known locally (and regionally) for its annual Harvest Home Fair. Since about 1855, the fair has been held each year on the weekend after Labor Day. The city incorporated the West Fest Street Festival in 2002, which has steadily grown in popularity. The annual event features local food, various booths/activities, children's rides, and live music. Cheviot is often recognized by locals as "The Heart of The West Side" (of Cincinnati) because of its urban yet small-town, friendly culture. The city features a concentrated variety of small businesses and pubs along its main thoroughfares. The city is part of the Cincinnati Public School district.


Cheviot is located about 7 miles (11 km) northwest of downtown Cincinnati, at 39°9′28″N 84°36′45″W / 39.15778°N 84.61250°W / 39.15778; -84.61250 (39.157659, -84.612594). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 325
1910 1,930
1920 4,108 112.8%
1930 8,046 95.9%
1940 9,043 12.4%
1950 9,944 10.0%
1960 10,701 7.6%
1970 11,135 4.1%
1980 9,888 −11.2%
1990 9,616 −2.8%
2000 9,015 −6.2%
2010 8,375 −7.1%
2019 (est.) 8,209 −2.0%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 8,375 people, 3,779 households, and 1,931 families living in the city. The population density was 7,158.1 inhabitants per square mile (2,763.8/km2). There were 4,303 housing units at an average density of 3,677.8 per square mile (1,420.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White, 7.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 3,779 households, of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.1% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.9% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

Notable people

  • Dorothy Mueller, baseball player
  • Glenn Ryle, WKRC-TV Personality; host of "Skipper Ryle" and later Bowling For Dollars
  • Al Schottelkotte, WCPO TV news anchor (1959-1994)
  • Andy Williams, singer and television personality
  • Steve Tensi, former professional football quarterback

See also

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