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Ross, Ohio
Venice Pavilion is a prominent landmark in Ross
Venice Pavilion is a prominent landmark in Ross
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Location of Ross, Ohio
Location of Ross, Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Butler
 • Total 3.14 sq mi (8.14 km2)
 • Land 3.12 sq mi (8.07 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
548 ft (167 m)
 • Total 3,417
 • Density 1,096/sq mi (423.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-68602
GNIS feature ID 1061628

Ross is a census-designated place (CDP) in Ross Township, Butler County, Ohio, United States. The population was 3,417 at the 2010 census. Ross sits along U.S. Route 27 between Cincinnati, Ohio and Oxford, Ohio. Ross is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.


It was laid out by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Clark on February 1, 1817, as Venus, which became corrupted as "Venice". There being another post office in the state called Venice, the community received a post office called Ross in 1834.


Ross is located along the southern border of Butler County at 39°18′49″N 84°38′42″W / 39.31361°N 84.64500°W / 39.31361; -84.64500 (39.313606, -84.644899). To the south are the townships of Crosby and Colerain in Hamilton County, including the CDP of Dunlap in Colerain Township.

U.S. Route 27 forms the eastern edge of the CDP, leading south to Cincinnati and north to Oxford. State Routes 126 and Ohio State Route 128 run through the center of Ross as Hamilton Cleves Road. Route 126 splits off to the west towards Brookville, Indiana, while Route 128 continues southwest towards Cleves. The Great Miami River forms the southeastern edge of the CDP.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP of Ross has a total area of 3.14 square miles (8.14 km2), of which 3.12 square miles (8.07 km2) is land and 0.027 square miles (0.07 km2), or 0.85%, is water.


Venice Cemetery (Ross, Ohio)
Venice Cemetery in Ross

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,971 people, 725 households, and 551 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,162.8 people per square mile (447.7/km2). There were 753 housing units at an average density of 444.2/sq mi (171.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.97% White, 0.20% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.10% from other races, and 1.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.61% of the population.

There were 725 households, out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 20.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $41,429, and the median income for a family was $46,354. Males had a median income of $37,463 versus $26,167 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,701. About 4.1% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


Ross functions as a bedroom community northwest of Cincinnati, and includes small businesses and family-owned restaurants, serving the local community and travelers along US-27.


Ross Local Schools serve the CDP proper and surrounding Ross Township. The buildings are located on three campuses and serve Kindergarten through 12th grade. The athletic teams are known as the Rams and compete in the Southwest Ohio Conference (SWOC).


  • Morgan Elementary School
  • Elda Elementary School
  • Ross Intermediate School
  • Ross Middle School
  • Ross High School

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