Cincinnati Metro Overview
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- Metro operates 390 buses . There are 54 regular routes, 26 express routes and 7 job connection routes.
- 51 of the 54 routes go through downtown.
- Over 13 million annual service miles.
- Metro provides 23 million passenger trips per year.
- Weekday service runs from 4am-1:40am, Saturday from 4:30am-1:40am and Sunday 5am-1:20am
- There are 23 park and ride facilities for Metro riders.
- Metro owns 46 Access paratransit vehicles.
- Access ridership is 267,260
- Special services include: Bengals Express, Octoberfest Express and Riverfront Express.
- About 88% of Metro’s trips are related to economic development with 62% for work and 22% for personal business and shopping.
- 69% of Metro riders live in the city of Cincinnati while the other 31% live in Hamilton County suburbs.
- 55% of the riders are female and 45% are male.
- 41% of riders are 18-29 while 25% are 30-45.
- a 25 showing will generate an 82.2% reach and 5.2 frequency.
Cincinnati MSA Population: 2,073,280
Cincinnati MSA Total Employed: 1,043,318
Number of Households: 814,810
Hamilton County Population: 832,140
Median Age: 35.7
Mean Household Income: $84,984
Ethnic Composition: 85.9% White, 11.8% African American, 1.2% Asian and 1.1% Hispanic
- At $44,872, Cincinnati’s average income before taxes ranks higher than the U.S. average of $42,770.
- Average annual household expenditures in Cincinnati are $37,392 (above the U.S. average of $36,267).
- Cincinnatians spend 18% of their household expenditures on transportation.
- In the eight count region surrounding Cincinnati, 55% of the total workforce commuted to Hamilton County.
Pro Sports: Cincinnati Reds, Cincinnati Bengals
Major Colleges & Universities & Enrollment: University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Miami University, Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College, Union Institute & University, Gateway Community & Technical College, College of Mt. St. Joseph and Thomas More College.
- There are 28 hospitals in the region plus a medical college.
Cincinnati is proud of its recent national rankings and business attractions:
- Most Livable City, April 2004 Partners for Livable Communities
- Esquire Magazine’s Top 10 “Cities That Rock”, April 2004
- #5 U.S. Arts Destination, Summer 2004 American Style Magazine
- #1 College Basketball City, August 2004, Sporting News
- Fortune Magazine ranked Cincinnati 7th among the Top 15 Cities as Great Places to Live and Work
- Forbes Magazine calls the region one of the “Best Places for Business and Careers”
- Sales & Marketing Management ranked Cincinnati 10th in its Top 20 Hottest Markets for Selling and Doing Business
- Cincinnati Fortune 500 Companies: AK Steel Holdings, American Financial, Ashland Inc., Cinergy Corp., Federated Department Stores, Fifth Third Bancorp, Omnicare, The Kroger Company, The Procter & Gamble Company, Western & Southern Financial