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Fort Wright, Kentucky
City
Location of Fort Wright, Kentucky
Location of Fort Wright, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Kenton
Area
 • Total 3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
 • Land 3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 846 ft (258 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 5,681
 • Density 1,642.1/sq mi (634.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41011, 41017
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-28612
GNIS feature ID 0492358

Fort Wright is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 5,723 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Fort Wright is located at 39°3′4″N 84°32′6″W / 39.05111°N 84.535°W / 39.05111; -84.535 (39.051011, -84.535042).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2) is land and 0.29% is water.

History

The area that is now Fort Wright was the site of one of the American Civil War fortifications built for the Defense of Cincinnati. The city, incorporated in 1941, was named for Major General Horatio Gouverneur Wright, a Union Army engineer.

It annexed the neighboring communities of Lookout Heights in 1937, South Hills in 1949 and Lakeview in 1960.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 594
1960 2,184 267.7%
1970 4,819 120.7%
1980 4,481 −7.0%
1990 6,570 46.6%
2000 5,681 −13.5%
2010 5,723 0.7%
Est. 2015 5,781 1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census, there were 5,681 people, 2,430 households and 1,569 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.1 per square mile (633.9/km²). There were 2,573 housing units at an average density of 743.7 per square mile (287.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.32% White, 0.99% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 2,430 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

21.5% were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median household income was $52,394, and the median family income was $62,464. Males had a median income of $46,736 versus $35,220 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,448. About 3.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


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