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Cincinnati Jewish Community List Analysis 2003

Sponsor(s): Jewish Federation of Cincinnati

Study Dates: 2003 reports "Preparing for our Future" and "Follow-Up Report" were based on an analyzes of Jewish Cincinnati based upon households on 15 Jewish communal organization lists. Subtitle: "A 2003 Onlist Analysis of the Jewish Community of Cincinnati."

Population Estimates:

Population Estimate not given.

While 95% of 12,767 households on the lists in Cincinnati MSA were thought to be Jewish, "New Sources would like to reiterate that 'backing' into a Jewish population count using the 'official' household count in the Cincinnati List analysis should be done cautiously.

Key Findings:

Analysis of the "listed" households was aided by the use of PRIZM neighborhood codes and the attachment of demographic variable information by New Sources (see page 3 of original report for details).

Total of 31,997 records were submitted, which were reduced to 16,723 unique records after eliminating duplicates.

Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had 12,767 unique records, since some names on lists were non-Cincinnati residing households; of these 12,767 records, only 271 were in either Kentucky or Indiana sections of the Cincinnati MSA.

Of the 16,723 records, the Jewish Federation list only constituted 38% of the List of all households known to the Jewish community of Cincinnati.

3% of the total of 16,723 unduplicated records were on the Direct Marketing Association's "Do Not Solicit" list, twice the national average.

6% of the total combined database had uncorrectable address records errors.

Neighborhood Clusters: PRIZM analysis indicates that 9% of households could be classified as "Blue Blood Estate" (highly affluent) in terms of marketing efforts, while another 22% were "Winner's Circle," just slightly less affluent.

Age: 36% of the combined records were from people at least 60 years of age.

Mobility: Almost 30% have been living at the same address for over 15 years; on the other hand, 23% had lived at current address for 5 years or less.

Household Income: Community is affluent. 43% of households were in the highest income bracket ("level 9") compared to 10% nationally.

Marital Status: 78% married, 22% single.


29% of Jewish households appear on only 1 list, and they account for 12% of total philanthropic contributions to the agencies.

In contrast, 11% of Jewish households appear on at least 6 lists, and these households accounted for 51% of all annual dollars contributed to the Jewish community.

2% of all known Jewish households contributed $1.2 million to Jewish organizations in Cincinnati, 25% of the total Jewish philanthropic dollars (names were on at least 6 lists).

Geography: Maps on pages 33-34 of PDF show distribution of Jewish community in Cincinnati, based on HH lists.

Sample Notes:

List analysis only; no additional data collected by telephone, mail or email.

Study Notes:

Methodology of project and detailed analysis of Jewish communal list by New Sources is a valuable asset for researchers interested in compiling combined Jewish communal lists for Jewish community studies, and for understanding the issues involved in aggregating lists.

PRIZM system by Claritas described in detail on pages 35 ff. of Main Report.


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