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Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky comprise what is known as Greater Cincinnati. The Ohio River divides the two metro areas. As of the 2010 Census, this metropolitan area had a population of 2,114,580, making it the largest metro area involving Ohio and the 27th largest in the United States.

There is a rich educational history in the area with many well respected colleges and universities. Some on the Ohio side of the river include: University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Miami University, Mount St. Joseph University, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College. Northern Kentucky University and Thomas More College are on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River.

Cincinnati is home to many top rated public and private high schools. Walnut Hills High and Wyoming High school are ranked one and two respectively in Ohio. Summit Country Day and Ursuline Academy are ranked one and two among all private high schools in Ohio. In Kentucky, highly rated public high schools include Highlands High and Beechwood High. Covington Latin, Covington Catholic and Notre Dame Academy are highly rated private schools.

The two largest employers in Greater Cincinnati are: Kroger Company with 21,650 employees and University of Cincinnati with 16,000. Others include: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, TriHealth, Inc. Procter & Gamble, UC Health, GE Aviation, Mercy Health, Kentucky St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and Fifth Third Bancorp. There are numerous parks in the area. The two most prominent are Eden Park in Cincinnati and Devou Park in Northern Kentucky. Cincinnati is a bike friendly area. With a length of 78 miles of paved trail, the Little Miami Scenic Bike Trail is the longest paved trail in the U.S.

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