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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Location of Fort Mitchell in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Location of Fort Mitchell in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Kenton
Incorporated February 14, 1910
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 3.11 sq mi (8.07 km2)
 • Land 3.10 sq mi (8.02 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
853 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 8,702
 • Density 2,809.82/sq mi (1,084.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
41011, 41017
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-28558
GNIS feature ID 0492355

Fort Mitchell is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,207 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Fort Mitchell is located at 39°2′50″N 84°33′36″W / 39.04722°N 84.56000°W / 39.04722; -84.56000 (39.047221, -84.559993).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.

History

Fort Mitchell was the site of one of seven Civil War fortifications built for the Defense of Cincinnati. The community was named for General Ormsby M. Mitchel, a professor at Cincinnati College (now the University of Cincinnati) who designed the fortifications.

Fort Mitchell was chartered as a city in 1910. It annexed South Ft. Mitchell (inc. 1927) in 1967 and Crescent Park in 1999.

Culture

  • Fort Mitchell, Kentucky has an annual Fourth of July Parade.
  • There are over 120,000 people buried in three cemeteries in Fort Mitchell.
  • The world's only ventriloquist museum is in Fort Mitchell.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 80
1920 169 111.3%
1930 359 112.4%
1940 705 96.4%
1950 372 −47.2%
1960 525 41.1%
1970 6,982 1,229.9%
1980 7,294 4.5%
1990 7,438 2.0%
2000 8,089 8.8%
2010 8,207 1.5%
2020 8,702 6.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census, there were 8,207 people, 3,530 households, and 2,033 families living in the city. The population density was 2,581.8 people per square mile (997.8/km2). There were 3,744 housing units at an average density of 1,195.0 per square mile (461.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.87% White, 0.99% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

Of the 3,446 households 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 35.6% of households were one person and 11.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.05.

The age distribution was 23.9% under 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median household income was $46,335 and the median family income was $63,910. Full-time male workers had a median income of $41,358 versus $29,873 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,229. As of the 2000 census, about 2.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Fort Mitchell is home to the Beechwood Independent School District, a public K-12 institution and Blessed Sacrament is a Catholic K-8 institution. Beechwood High School was ranked #333 on the U.S. News & World Report 2015 list of best high schools nationwide.

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