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Cincinnati Residents More Obese Than the Average American

The obesity epidemic is one the most serious health problems in America today. The incidence of obesity has more than tripled since 1980 among children aged 2 to 19 years and has increased substantially among the rest of the population. Today, 27.0% of adults are obese. In the Cincinnati metro area, 29.5% of adults are […]

Ohio Among the Least Healthy States

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has made progress in some health areas over the years. Other health issues, however, have proven more challenging and some have even worsened considerably. Health outcomes differ widely across states, and the likelihood of living a healthy life largely […]

Life Expectancy in Cincinnati Below National Average

Average life expectancy at birth in the United States is 78.5 years. However, the range of life expectancy across the country is nearly 10 years and depends largely on the city. In the Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN metro area, life expectancy is 77.3 years at birth, lower than the average life expectancy nationwide. Across Ohio, life expectancy […]

Ohio Managed No Better Than the Average State

Comparing the quality of governance between states can be challenging. The decisions state governors, legislators, city mayors and other elected officials make can have wide-reaching effects on state residents, and these decisions can sometimes take years to have an impact. Aware of these inherent challenges, 24/7 Wall St. has for seven straight years reviewed the […]

Why Owning a Home is More Common in Cincinnati

Fewer and fewer Americans have been buying homes over the last decade. Today, just 63.0% of Americans own their homes, the smallest share since 1965. In the Cincinnati metro area, 65.4% of residents own their homes, higher than the national homeownership rate, but the fifth lowest of any metro area in Ohio. Young Americans are […]

Poverty Rate in Cincinnati Below National Level

An estimated 13.2% of residents in the Cincinnati metro area live below the poverty line, a smaller share than both the national poverty rate of 14.7% and the state’s poverty rate of 14.8%. Cincinnati has the second lowest poverty rate of any Ohio metro area. A high school education can mean the difference between living […]

Why Students in Ohio Graduate College With More Debt

Total student debt in the United States, at approximately $1.26 trillion, is the second largest consumer debt in the country after mortgages. The average debt of all U.S. college undergraduates, including those who did not take any student loans, is around $16,929 per student, according to new data from student loan news website the Student […]

Why Cincinnati Residents Spend Less Time Commuting

The average resident of the Cincinnati metro area spends 24.9 minutes commuting to work, shorter than the national average of 26.4 minutes and longer than the statewide average of 23.4 minutes. Cincinnati residents have the longest commute of any metro area in Ohio. Two of the main factors that determine commute time are the distance […]

Cincinnati Residents More Likely to Smoke Than Adults Nationwide

An estimated 19.4% of adults in the Cincinnati metro area smoke, higher than the 17.0% national smoking rate and lower than the 21.0% statewide smoking rate. The Cincinnati smoking rate is the third lowest in Ohio. According to the Centers for Disease Control, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the United […]

Cincinnati’s Robbery Rate No Higher Than the Average of U.S. Cities

The FBI defines robbery as the taking, or the attempted taking, of anything of value from someone by force, threat of violence, or fear. Most robberies involve the use of a firearm and yield $1,190 worth of goods on average. There were 327,374 robberies reported nationwide in 2015 — 102 per 100,000 Americans. Crime and […]

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