Understanding the potential of a neighborhood involves learning the neighborhood’s narrative. The narrative tells the story of the past, present and future. A component of understanding this narrative is the information provided through demographic analysis. Though many narratives exist within a neighborhood, the demographic composite can reveal valuable insight into what a neighborhood is and what it might become in the future. This section explores key demographic information in the target study neighborhoods. For this section, the City of Cincinnati and the neighborhood of Hyde Park were evaluated as a point of comparison.
Vacant parcels constitute land – with or without structure(s) – that is no longer occupied by the owner. The owner has either abandoned the property or, due to tax delinquency or foreclosure, has forfeited ownership to another agent.