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Indian Hill

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 5,785 at the 2010 census.[7] Prior to 1970, 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.[8]


The Village of Indian Hill began as a farming community, which from about 1904 began to attract Cincinnatians, who bought up its farmhouses as rural weekend destinations. 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 12,000 acres (49 km2) of farmland and divided some into 25-acre (100,000 m2) 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 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) "Peterloon" of John J. Emery, which has since been subdivided into lots as small as 1 acre (4,000 m2).[10] One hundred percent of Indian Hill is zoned as single-family residential or agricultural.[11]

As of the census[4] of 2010, there were 5,785 people, 2,061 households, and 1,768 families residing in the city. The population density was 311.9 inhabitants per square mile (120.4/km2). There were 2,236 housing units at an average density of 120.5 per square mile (46.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.2% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.7% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.6% of the population.


There were 2,061 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 80.2% were married couples living together, 4.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 14.2% were non-families. 12.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.06.


The median age in the city was 48.4 years. 27% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 12.1% were from 25 to 44; 38.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

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