Finneytown, Ohio

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Finneytown, Ohio
Residential area in Finneytown
Residential area in Finneytown
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio.
Coordinates: 39°13′1″N 84°31′17″W / 39.21694°N 84.52139°W / 39.21694; -84.52139Coordinates: 39°13′1″N 84°31′17″W / 39.21694°N 84.52139°W / 39.21694; -84.52139
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Land4.0 sq mi (10.3 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation889 ft (271 m)
 • Total12,741
 • Density3,185/sq mi (1,237/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
45224, 45231
Area code(s)513
FIPS code39-27104[3]
GNIS feature ID1048734[1]

Finneytown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Springfield Township, Hamilton County, in southwest Ohio, United States, just north of Cincinnati. The population was 12,741 at the 2010 census (down from 13,492 in 2000).[2] Finneytown is home to the largest private school in Ohio (St. Xavier High School) and the Cincinnati area's annual Greek Festival (at Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church).[4]


Finneytown is located at 39°13′1″N 84°31′17″W / 39.21694°N 84.52139°W / 39.21694; -84.52139 (39.217059, -84.521513).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10 km2), all land.


Finneytown is named for Ebenezer Ward Finney, a Revolutionary War soldier whose burial site is located just south of the current township.[6] The land was originally purchased from John Cleves Symmes by Rev. Ebenezer Ward, and given to his grandson Ebenezer Ward Finney.[7]


2010 census[edit]

The population was 12,741 at the U.S. 2010 census, in 5,294 housing units. The racial makeup of the CDP was 61.7% White, 33.7% Black, 1.9% Hispanic, with others 1% or less.[2]

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 13,492 people, 5,194 households, and 3,807 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 3,382.8 people per square mile (1,305.6/km²). There were 5,336 housing units at an average density of 1,337.9/sq mi (516.4/km²). The racial makeup was 72.95% White, 23.83% African American, 0.16% Native American, 1.10% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

There were 5,194 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.7% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 17.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.3 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $52,219, and the median income for a family had been $58,393. Males had a median income of $41,932 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $25,355. About 4.3% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.1% of those age 65 or over.


The Finneytown Local School District is a residential community located in the Northern Hills area of Hamilton County. The district has 3 schools that are divided by grades.[8] They include: Brent Elementary School (K-2), Whitaker Elementary School (3-6) and the Junior/Senior High or Secondary Campus (7-12).[8] A former school, Cottonwood Elementary, closed down in 2009, which used to house grades 3-4.[9]

There are four private schools within Finneytown:

As of 2016, St. Xavier is the largest private school in Ohio.[10]

Finneytown is also home to the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.[11]

Notable people[edit]


Panegyri Greek Festival in 2008.

Finneytown is the home of the annual Panegyri Greek Festival,[12] one of the largest annual ethnic food celebrations in the Cincinnati area.[13] The Holy Trinity-Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church started the yearly festival in 1975. It has included authentic Greek food, music, dancing, and an art show. The festival has been held during June in recent years.

Cultural influences[edit]

  • Pringles potato crisps were named after Pringle Drive, a street in Finneytown.[14]
  • Rod Serling, creator of The Twilight Zone, lived at 8764 Long Lane in Finneytown from 1952-1954, in a middle-class suburban house, as a radio script-writer for WLW.[15]
  • Goat, a movie starring Nick Jonas started being filmed on May 4, 2015 in Finneytown.[16]


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b c "Finneytown CDP Quickfacts from US Census Bureau", 2012, web: Cgov4.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ WMWKQ Ebenezer Ward Finney,
  7. ^ "Finneytown history",
  8. ^ a b "About Finneytown Local Schools",, 2012, webpage: FTown-about.
  9. ^ Now Whitaker Elementary has 3rd 4th 5th and 6th. Pete Monak is the all-time leading scorer in the FAA. Finneytown May 2009 (PDF),
  10. ^ "Fall Enrollment (Headcount) - October 2016 Public Districts and Buildings" (Excel). Ohio Department of Education. April 18, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016. The table lists Westland High School as the 56th-largest public school building, with a headcount of 1,610. As discussed above, St. Xavier is the largest non-public school with an ADM of 1,610 students, putting it at number 56, safely within the top 100. Note that ODE does not report headcount for grades with 1–9 students; for each of these entries, nine students is assumed. Note also that ODE does not consider the headcount metric to be equivalent to ADM.
  11. ^ "History - CCMS". Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Retrieved 2018-11-15.
  12. ^ Smith, Steve; et al. (2007). "Arts & Attractions". Cincinnati USA City Guide. Cincinnati Magazine. p. 26. Retrieved 2013-05-06.
  13. ^ Woellert, Dann (Apr 16, 2013). The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili. The History Press. p. 13. Retrieved 2013-05-18.
  14. ^ BF Pringles,, 2012.
  15. ^ Cincinnati Magazine, October 1989, p.105, web: BGoogle-BAJ.
  16. ^ LOCAL 12 (2015-05-05), "Goat" begins filming in local neighborhood, retrieved 2019-02-20

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