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Five takeaways from the new State of Downtown report

There were several changes in reporting in this year's publication. Here are some of the biggest takeaways

Cincinnati Business Courier 

When the Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. acquired Downtown Cincinnati Inc. earlier this year, it pledged to overhaul the annual State of Downtown Report, making it all interactive and digital.

The new report keeps that promise, including an important change in how it counts downtown’s population. Five that stuck out at me from the 2019 report:

Population: In past years, the report has counted everyone who lived in the 45202 area code as downtown residents. That means neighborhoods that weren’t really in “greater downtown,” as the report now calls it, were in, such as Mount Adams, the East End and parts of Mount Auburn. The new report uses seven census tracts that cover the Central Business District, Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton and part of the West End. The population estimate uses Census data and estimates that greater downtown has 9,569 residents.

Read the full Cincinnati Business Courier report here