Mount Healthy, Ohio

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Mount Healthy is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. The population was 7,149 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Mount Healthy is located at 39°13′55″N 84°32′50″W / 39.23194°N 84.54722°W / 39.23194; -84.54722 (39.231808, -84.547244)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land.

History

Mount Healthy was founded in 1817 as the village of Mount Pleasant. In 1850, the town renamed itself "Mount Healthy", following a cholera epidemic, in which many of its citizens survived while those in the surrounding territory did not. The town was incorporated as a city in 1951.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,149 people, 3,222 households, and 1,772 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,022.2 people per square mile (1,943.8/km²). There were 3,421 housing units at an average density of 2,403.2/sq mi (930.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.70% White, 23.32% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.

There were 3,222 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.3% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 45.0% were non-families. 40.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.93.

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