Indian Hill, OH

Indian Hill, Ohio

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 5,907 at the 2000 census. Prior to 1990, 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 the "Best Place to Raise a Family" by the magazine Robb Report.


The Village of Indian Hill is located at (39.199193, -84.339718).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.1 km²), of which, 18.5 square miles (48.0 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.32%) is water.


Indian Hill began as a farming community, which from about 1904 began to attract Cincinnatians, who bought up its farmhouses as rural weekend designations. 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 of farmland and divided some into 25 acre 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 "Peterloon" of John J. Emery, which has been subdivided into lots as small as one acre..


As of the census of 2000, there were 5,907 people, 2,066 households, and 1,751 families residing in the city. The population density was 318.7 people per square mile (123.1/km²). There were 2,155 housing units at an average density of 116.3/sq mi (44.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.41% White, 0.54% African American, 0.08% Native American, 3.88% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 2,066 households out of which 40.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.3% were married couples living together, 2.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 15.2% were non-families. 14.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% 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 3.16.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.3% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 16.1% from 25 to 44, 34.6% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 96.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $158,742, and the median income for a family was $179,356. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $66,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $96,872. About 1.6% of families and 2.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


The educational needs of this community 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 (K-2), Indian Hill Elementary (3-5), Indian Hill Middle (6-8), and Indian Hill High (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 has been 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 and Silverton). 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, Traffic and The Public Eye). It serves residents across the Greater Cincinnati area, as well as Indian Hill residents.

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