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Hidden Valley, Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Location in the state of Indiana
Country United States
State Indiana
County Dearborn
Townships Miller, Lawrenceburg
 • Total 4.4 sq mi (11.4 km2)
 • Land 4.1 sq mi (10.7 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.7 km2)
548 ft (167 m)
 • Total 5,387
 • Density 1,302/sq mi (502.6/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 18-33392
GNIS feature ID 1867275

Hidden Valley is a private residential community in Dearborn County, Indiana, United States. For statistical purposes it is a census-designated place (CDP), with a population of 5,387 at the 2010 census, up from 4,417 at the 2000 census.


The Hidden Valley community is located in southeastern Indiana and is built around Hidden Valley Lake, an impoundment on Doublelick Run, a small stream which flows southeast to the Ohio River. There are 561 acres (2.27 km2) of common grounds and recreational areas. The lake occupies 150 acres (0.61 km2), with recreational opportunities that include fishing, boating and water skiing. A marina is located at the southeastern tip of the lake.


The community and lake were built by land developer James Jacob Rupel, who was active in the Greater Dayton area and Indiana for over 50 years and the former owner of Centre City Building and the Carillon House in downtown Dayton. He was the developer of Hidden Valley Lake, several subdivisions near Rocky Fork State Park in Highland County, Ohio, the Valley Woods community in Greendale, Indiana, and the Country Squire Lakes community in North Vernon, Indiana.


Hidden Valley is located in eastern Dearborn County at 39°9′59″N 84°50′30″W / 39.16639°N 84.84167°W / 39.16639; -84.84167 (39.166281, -84.841570), within Miller and Lawrenceburg townships. It is bordered to the south by the city of Greendale and to the east by the Ohio state line. Downtown Cincinnati is 23 miles (37 km) to the east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Hidden Valley CDP has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.4 km2), of which 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km2), or 6.12%, is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 4,417 people, 1,542 households, and 1,318 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,047.8 people per square mile (404.1/km²). There were 1,599 housing units at an average density of 379.3/sq mi (146.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.83% White, 0.27% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 1,542 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.3% were married couples living together, 4.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.5% were non-families. 10.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.86 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 31.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 7.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $70,444, and the median income for a family was $72,892. Males had a median income of $46,168 versus $31,968 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,464. About 2.9% of families and 2.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.0% of those under age 18 and 3.1% of those age 65 or over.


The community is home to Hidden Valley Golf Club (HVGC), a private course owned by the Hidden Valley Lake Property Owners Association that features 6,511 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 71.6, and it has a slope rating of 120 on rye grass. Designed by Jack Kidwell/Dr. Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA, the HVGC opened in 1974. The course borders Valley Woods, another subdivision developed by the Rupel Family.

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