Cheviot, Ohio

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Cheviot, Ohio
Cheviot's 1930s fieldhouse and community center
Cheviot's 1930s fieldhouse and community center
Cheviot Fieldhouse.jpg

Flag
Motto(s): 
"Big City Spirit - Small Town Charm"
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°9′28″N 84°36′45″W / 39.15778°N 84.61250°W / 39.15778; -84.61250Coordinates: 39°9′28″N 84°36′45″W / 39.15778°N 84.61250°W / 39.15778; -84.61250
CountryUnited States
StateOhio
CountyHamilton
Government
 • MayorSamuel D. Keller (D)
Area
 • Total1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Land1.17 sq mi (3.03 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation909 ft (277 m)
Population
 • Total8,375
 • Estimate 
(2018[4])
8,280
 • Density7,158.1/sq mi (2,763.8/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
45211
Area code(s)513
FIPS code39-14128[5]
GNIS feature ID1056799[2]
Websitewww.cheviot.org

Cheviot /ˈʃɛviət/[6] is a city in west-central Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. It is a suburb of Cincinnati. The population was 8,375 at the 2010 census.[7]

History[edit]

In 1818 a Scottish immigrant named John Craig purchased a half section of 320 acres (1.3 km2) of Green Township from Elias Boudinot. He built an inn and tavern on the Harrison Pike. On March 21, 1818 Craig laid out a town which he named after the Cheviot Hills in southern Scotland. He sold lots and growth began.

The town was incorporated as a Village in 1901 and a city in 1931 Originally a farming community, today Cheviot is a residential suburb of Cincinnati.

January 6, 2018 Fireworks at the Cheviot Memorial Building Fieldhouse kicked off the city's bicentennial. Events planned throughout 2018 include a new water splash park at Harvest Home Park, A historical marker at Harvest Home and personal bricks located next to the cannon at the Memorial Building on Robb avenue. March of 2018 members of the Cheviot Bicentennial Committee decided to restart the Cheviot Historical Society together with Cheviot History they plan to preserve the history of Cheviot.

Culture[edit]

The city of Cheviot is home to much of the same German-American and other ethnic cultures that inhabit the surrounding Cincinnati area.[8] The city is known locally (and regionally) for its annual Harvest Home Fair. Since about 1855, the fair has been held each year on the weekend after Labor Day. The city incorporated the West Fest Street Festival in 2002, which has steadily grown in popularity. The annual event features local food, various booths/activities, children's rides, and live music. Cheviot is often recognized by locals as "The Heart of The West Side" (of Cincinnati) because of its urban yet small-town, friendly culture. The city features a concentrated variety of small businesses and pubs along its main thoroughfares. The city is part of the Cincinnati Public School district.

Government[edit]

Legislation
President of Council Mark Waters
Clerk of Council Jenny Eilermann
Councilman Ward 1 David Voss
Councilman Ward 2 Dennis Dinkelacker
Councilman Ward 3 James Sunderhaus
Councilman Ward 4 Alana Tucker
Councilwoman At-Large Kitty Zech
Councilwoman At-Large Amy Richter
Councilwoman At-Large Gail Griffin
Administration
Mayor Sam Keller
Law Director Kimberlee Erdman - Rohn
Safety Service Director Tom Braun
Fire Chief Robert Klein
Police Chief Emmett Stone
Mayor's AA Theresa Lehn

Geography[edit]

Cheviot is located about 7 miles (11 km) northwest of downtown Cincinnati, at 39°9′28″N 84°36′45″W / 39.15778°N 84.61250°W / 39.15778; -84.61250 (39.157659, -84.612594).[9] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.17 square miles (3.03 km2), all land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880325
19101,930
19204,108112.8%
19308,04695.9%
19409,04312.4%
19509,94410.0%
196010,7017.6%
197011,1354.1%
19809,888−11.2%
19909,616−2.8%
20009,015−6.2%
20108,375−7.1%
Est. 20188,280[4]−1.1%
Sources:[5][10][11][12][13][14]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 8,375 people, 3,779 households, and 1,931 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,158.1 inhabitants per square mile (2,763.8/km2). There were 4,303 housing units at an average density of 3,677.8 per square mile (1,420.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.0% White, 7.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.

There were 3,779 households of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 31.1% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 48.9% were non-families. 39.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 34.6 years. 21.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31.3% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 9,015 people, 4,064 households, and 2,202 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,753.5 people per square mile (3,000.6/km²). There were 4,338 housing units at an average density of 3,731.0 per square mile (1,443.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.93% White, 0.79% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.49% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 4,064 households out of which 26.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.8% were non-families. 40.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,150, and the median income for a family was $48,947. Males had a median income of $36,886 versus $28,202 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,686. About 5.2% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.4% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Mayors[edit]

  1. Henry Fischer (R) 1901
  2. Fred Edward Wesselman (R) 1902-1905
  3. Ferd C. Baechle (R) 1905-1911
  4. Fred Henry Altemeier (R) 1912-1917
  5. Clifford Harry Hay (R) 1918-1941
  6. Edward Christian Gingerich (D) 1942-1967
  7. Albert William Schottelkotte (D) 1967
  8. Donald Paul Bennett (R) 1968-1971
  9. Louis Edgar Von Holle (D) 1972-1983
  10. John Michael (Mike) Laumann (D) 1983-2003
  11. Samuel D. Keller (D) 2004-

Notable people[edit]

Religious Organizations/Churches[edit]

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-01-06.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 16, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "A Pronunciation Guide to Places in Ohio". E.W.Scripps School of Journalism. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
  7. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Cheviot city, Ohio". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved October 30, 2012.
  8. ^ Felix Winternitz & Sacha DeVroomen Bellman (2007). Insiders' Guide to Cincinnati. Globe Pequot. p. 304. Retrieved 2013-05-08.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
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  12. ^ "Number of Inhabitants: Ohio" (PDF). 18th Census of the United States. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.[permanent dead link]
  13. ^ "Ohio: Population and Housing Unit Counts" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 22 November 2013.
  14. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 25 November 2013.

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