General information on the Cincy Region
Amidst the gently rolling hills along the Ohio River, the Cincy Region spreads from the southwestern corner of Ohio into Northern Kentucky and southeastern Indiana. The city is located about mid-point on the shoreline of the 981-mile long Ohio River.
Latitude: 39 degrees, 04 minutes north
Longitude: 84 degrees, 40 minutes west
The Cincy Region is the headquarters city for various national and international companies such as: American Financial Corporation, The Kroger Company, Omnicare, Cincinnati Milacron, Procter & Gamble Company, Western-Southern Insurance, and more. The city is a world leader in production of machine tools, playing cards, soaps, and detergents. It figures prominently in the production of building materials, cans, chemicals, clothing, cosmetics, electronic equipment, jet engines, and valves. Cincy is home to seven Fortune 500 companies.
There are 77.2 square miles in the city itself. The city’s population is about 311,000. The metropolitan area consists of Hamilton, Brown, Butler, Clermont, and Warren Counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Kenton, Gallatin, Grant, and Pendleton in Kentucky; and Dearborn County, Franklin, and Ohio in Indiana. The metropolitan Cincinnati population is 2,130,151.
John Filson, one of the first settlers in the Ohio Valley community, named it Losantiville, meaning “town opposite the mouth” of the Licking River. The community was the location of Fort Washington, which provided military protection for the surrounding territories.
In 1790, General Arthur St. Clair, Commander of Fort Washington, renamed it Cincinnati in honor of the Society of Cincinnati, an organization of Revolutionary War officers.
Weather in the Cincy Region is moderate with temperatures averaging 31 degrees in winter and 76 degrees in summer. The annual average temperature is 54 degrees; average annual rainfall is 40 inches, averaging 11.7 inches for the entire summer.