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Jewish Population Study Cincinnati, Ohio 1970

Sponsor(s): Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Principal Investigator(s): David P. Varady

Population Estimates: No Population Estimates included in the report.

Historically interesting report focuses on planning and policy implications for Jewish communal investments of Jewish migration patterns in Cincinnati.

Key Findings: The author analyzed migration and settlements patterns among Jewish households in the Cincinnati area in 1970, as well as the implications of these migration patterns for Jewish communal policy, planning, and investment purposes.

  • Research project was conducted in the context of other Jewish community studies of migration patterns of Jewish families outside of traditional areas into both the suburbs and downtown high-rise buildings. Results of these similar studies were summarized in an American Jewish Yearbook article, 1971, by Sidney Goldstein on "American Jewry, 1970: A Demographic Profile" (see "Other Resources" section of the Data Bank web site for a link to the 1971 article);

  • Report also sketches the history of Jewish migration from the original East European "ghetto" in the West End of Cincinnati, to Avondale, and then to other areas following "sectoral theory" of urban migration and patterns of "racial succession."

  • 58% of Cincinnati Jewish households live inside the city limits; three-fourths of these city dwellers lived in three adjoining neighborhoods: North Avondale-Paddock Hills, Bond Hill and Roselawn;

  • 42% of families live outside the city: three-fourths are concentrated in Wyoming, Finneytown, Amberly Village and Golf Manor; in short, Jewish migration to the suburbs has still resulted in the concentration of Jewish families in relatively small areas;

  • Report discusses potential future migration patterns of Jewish families in Cincinnati, noting that suburbanization is likely to continue, despite some movement back to the City of Cincinnati, but that increased suburbanization will probably be accompanied by increasing spatial decentralization which will have consequences for the provision of Jewish communal services.
Sample: Jewish households in Hamilton County, Ohio (including the City of Cincinnati) who donated to the Jewish Federation in 1969-1970.
Sample Notes: Sample divided into 4 frames from the 1969-1970 Federation List: (1) all 502 new prospects who have moved into the community, (2) all 550 movers within the Cincinnati Jewish community, (3) all 101 movers outside the city, and (4) a 10% sample of non-movers, N=531, selected by a systematic random sample from under 6000 non-mover Jewish families.

Five variables collected and analyzed for each household: migration status, previous location and current location coded into census tracts, amount pledged to Federation, and synagogue affiliation.

The report was issued in May 1972 includes a statement that the "...report reflects the views of the author and not necessarily the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati."


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