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The Village of Indian Hill, Ohio
Jefferson Schoolhouse
Jefferson Schoolhouse
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
Area
 • Total 18.76 sq mi (48.59 km2)
 • Land 18.67 sq mi (48.35 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.25 km2)
Elevation
561 ft (171 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,785
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,786
 • Density 309.98/sq mi (119.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
FIPS code 39-76582
GNIS feature ID 1079598

The Village of Indian Hill is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, and an affluent suburb of the Greater Cincinnati area. The population was 5,785 at the 2010 census. Prior to 1970, Indian Hill was incorporated as a village, but under Ohio law became designated as a city once its population was verified as exceeding 5,000. The municipality then changed its name to add "Village" into the official name; legally it is "The City of The Village of Indian Hill". The Village of Indian Hill is served by the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District (public school district). It has previously been named as the "Best Place to Raise a Family" by the magazine Robb Report.

Geography

The Village of Indian Hill is located at 39°11′57″N 84°20′23″W / 39.19917°N 84.33972°W / 39.19917; -84.33972 (39.199193, -84.339718).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.65 square miles (48.30 km2), of which 18.55 square miles (48.04 km2) is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.

History

The Village of Indian Hill began as a farming community, which from about 1904 began to attract Cincinnatians, who bought up its farmhouses as rural weekend destinations. They reached Indian Hill on the Swing Line, a train running between downtown Cincinnati and Ramona Station; the site is now the location of Indian Hill's administration building at Drake and Shawnee Run roads.

The rolling country appealed to a group of four Cincinnati businessmen who had built homes there in the early 1920s and envisioned a more ambitious rural settlement, persuading friends to join them in 1924 in forming the Camargo Realty Co. Camargo assembled 12,000 acres (49 km2) of farmland and divided some into 25-acre (100,000 m2) plots, sold for $75 to $150 per acre, and a district of grand mansions with stables and outbuildings grew up, with kennels that housed the Camargo Hunt. Some were authentic estates, such as the 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) "Peterloon" of John J. Emery, which has since been subdivided into lots as small as 1 acre (4,000 m2). One hundred percent of Indian Hill is zoned as single-family residential or agricultural.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 2,090
1960 4,526 116.6%
1970 5,651 24.9%
1980 5,521 −2.3%
1990 5,383 −2.5%
2000 5,907 9.7%
2010 5,785 −2.1%
2019 (est.) 5,786 0.0%
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2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 5,785 people in 2,061 households, including 1,768 families, in the city. The population density was 311.9 inhabitants per square mile (120.4/km2). There were 2,236 housing units at an average density of 120.5 per square mile (46.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6%.

Of the 2,061 households, 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.2% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 14.2% were non-families. 12.4% of households were one person, and 7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.06.

The median age was 48.4 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.1% were from 25 to 44; 38.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

Points of interest

  • Stanley M. Rowe Arboretum


Education

The educational needs of Indian Hill residents are served by the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District (public) and Cincinnati Country Day School (private). The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District comprises Indian Hill Primary School (K-2), Indian Hill Elementary School (3–5), Indian Hill Middle School (6–8), and Indian Hill High School (9–12). Indian Hill High School is known nationally for excellence in education, and has recently been ranked 48th in the nation in U.S. News and World Report and was named a 2007 No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School. The Indian Hill Exempted Village School District also serves residents residing in parts of Symmes Township (Camp Dennison, Remington, Loveland) and Sycamore Township (Kenwood). Cincinnati Country Day School is also a nationally distinguished K-12 school and has been the filming location of many motion pictures (e.g. Little Man Tate and The Public Eye). It serves residents across the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as Indian Hill residents.

Notable people

  • Paul Allen, British business executive
  • Neil Armstrong, American astronaut and first person to walk on the Moon
  • Peter Frampton, English-American rock musician, singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist
  • Paul Hackett, attorney, congressional candidate
  • Mat Latos, pitcher for Miami Marlins
  • Marvin Lewis, former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals
  • Carl Lindner Jr., businessman
  • Carson Palmer, American football quarterback
  • Mercer Reynolds, businessman
  • Marge Schott, president and CEO of the Cincinnati Reds
  • Rick Steiner, Broadway producer
  • Robert A. Taft, conservative American politician, statesman, and presidential hopeful
  • Victory Van Tuyl, professional actress
  • Victoria Wells Wulsin, congressional candidate
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