Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio

Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Anderson Township, Hamilton County, Ohio
settlement_type = Township
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map_caption = Municipalities and townships of Hamilton County.

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map_caption1 = Anderson Township with census-designated places marked

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Ohio
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Hamilton

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area_total_km2 = 80.7
area_land_km2 = 79.5
area_water_km2 = 1.2
area_total_sq_mi = 31.2
area_land_sq_mi = 30.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.4

population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 43857
population_density_km2 = 551.6
population_density_sq_mi = 1428.5

timezone = Eastern (EST)
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elevation_m = 221
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latd = 39 |latm = 5 |lats = 19 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 21 |longs = 36 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 45244
area_code = 513
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Anderson Township is one of the twelve townships of Hamilton County, Ohio, United States. Located in the southeastern part of the county and less than 15 minutes from downtown, the township has been named one of the Cincinnati area's most desirable neighborhoods to live [ [ Anderson Township ] ] . The 2000 census found 43,857 people in the township, making it one of the most populated townships in the state of Ohio. [ [ Hamilton County, Ohio — Population by Places Estimates] Ohio State University, 2007. Accessed 15 May 2007.]


The first residents came in 1788, when Benjamin Stites settled at the mouth of the Little Miami River. A historical marker commemorates this location at the end of Elstun Road in Anderson.

It was important in it early days as the site of Flinn's Ford, the southern-most crossing of the Little Miami River.

Anderson was the fifth township organized in Hamilton County in 1793. Being east of the Little Miami River, it was part of the Virginia Military District Newtown, then called Mercersburg, was first settled in 1792. In 2004, the township became home to the second largest Kroger store in the world, the largest being in Salt Lake City, Utah.

In 1976, a chain of parks called the Anderson Park District was started in the township.


Located in the southeastern corner of the county along the Ohio River, it has the following borders:
*Columbia Township - north
*Union Township, Clermont County - east
*Pierce Township, Clermont County - southeast
*Campbell County, Kentucky - south, across the Ohio River
*Cincinnati - west

Two municipalities are located within the original boundaries of Anderson Township: part of the city of Cincinnati, the county seat of Hamilton County, in the northwest; and the village of Newtown, in the north. Newtown became independent of the township in the 1960s. [ [ Village of Newtown, Ohio] , village website. Accessed 2008-05-27.] Much of the township is encompassed in one of the following census-designated places:
*Cherry Grove, in the east
*Dry Run, in the northeast
*Forestville, in the southeast
*Fruit Hill, in the southwest
*Sherwood, in the west
*Turpin Hills, in the northwest

The township is composed of 31.2 sq mi (80.8 km²) of rolling hills with steep, wooded hillsides leading down to the Little Miami and Ohio Rivers. As of 1990, 36% of Anderson Township had been developed into suburban communities for Cincinnati, 13% into farmland, and the remainder being left as woodland.

Population and Demographics

Anderson, located in the southeastern corner of Hamilton County,Ohio, is one of the most heavily populated townships in the State of Ohio andhas the fourth highest population total of Hamilton County’s 49 politicaljurisdictions.
The 2000 Census found 43,857 people in the township, and 16,053 housing units. The population density was 'very high' at 1,429 people per square mile] .

The racial makeup of the community was 95.9% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population [ [ Anderson township, Hamilton County, Ohio (OH) Detailed Profile ] ] .

The township benefits from an affluent/high standard of living; The 2000 Census reported Anderson to have one of the highest median incomes and home values in Hamilton County, Ohio.


The only Anderson Township statewide, it was named for Richard Clough Anderson, Virginia's chief surveyor when the township was created. ["Existing Conditions" (of the Clough-Hunley Business District), Anderson Township website [] , accessed 2008-04-21]


The township is governed by a three-member board of trustees, who are elected in November of odd-numbered years to a four-year term beginning on the following January 1. Two are elected in the year after the presidential election and one is elected in the year before it. There is also an elected township fiscal officer, who serves a four-year term beginning on April 1 of the year after the election, which is held in November of the year before the presidential election. Vacancies in the fiscal officership or on the board of trustees are filled by the remaining trustees.


Interstate 275 and State Route 125 cross the township from east to west, and the interstate bridge to Northern Kentucky is located on the border of the southwest section (but actually inside the City of Cincinnati Corporation limits). State Route 125's span through Anderson Township is known as Beechmont Avenue, and is the center of the township's economy because of its central location. State Route 32 also runs through the northern part of the township. It is known as the Cincinnati-Batavia Pike.


Nearly all of Anderson Township is located in the Forest Hills Local School District (some residents are located in the City of Cincinnati Public Schools) [] . The district boasts an "Excellent" rating from the state of Ohio, making the community an extremely desired place to raise a family.
Forest Hills Local School District services an approximate student population of 7,655 in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. With 422 full-time classroom teachers, the district's overall student/teacher ratio is 18.1:1. There are 9 schools associated with the agency, which is classified as being in a large city (Cincinnati, OH). Forest Hills Local S.D. allocates approximately $4,048 per pupil for instructional expenses [ [ Forest Hills Local School District Information and School Reports ] ] . In 2005 the Forest Hills School District was presented a banner from the Ohio Department of Education recognizing the achievement of receiving an “Excellent” rating on the State Report Card for five consecutive years. Only 47 of the state’s 614 school districts have achieved an Excellent rating for five consecutive years putting FHSD in the top 8 percent of districts in the state. This was achieved with more than 7,000 students and by spending less per pupil than many of the other school districts that are rated excellent.References

External links

* [ Township website]
* [ County website]
* [ Forest Hills Local Schools]

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