Introduction to Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, in Kenton county, is 8 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio. The city is included in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 8,089 people lived in Fort Mitchell.

Fort Mitchell History

The city of Fort Mitchell is located in the Bluegrass Region. The city is in Kenton County, near the Cincinnati metro area. The City was named after "Fort Mitchell" which was an historic site of Civil War fortifications built for the Defense of Cincinnati in 1862. In fact, the fort was named after General Ormsby M. Mitchel. The historic town of Fort Mitchell was incorporated in March 1910. It was reincorporated as a city in 1966.

Fort Mitchell and nearby Attractions

  • Twin Oaks plantation and Golf Club
  • Museum of Anthropology
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Harrison State Park
  • Embshoff Woods and Nature preserve

Things To Do In Fort Mitchell

A walk in the Embshoff Woods and Nature preserve, which is known for its rich vegetation, can be enjoyed while in the city. One can also take a walk around the Harrison State Park, which offer facilities for camping, fishing, boating, and picnicking. The Museum of Anthropology tells stories of the early inhabitants of the area.

Fort Mitchell Transportation

Tourists can avail air transportation from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Fort Mitchell Higher Education

Miami University of Ohio, Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and University of Cincinnati are some of the universities and colleges that offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 8,209
Male Share of the Population 50.8%
Female Share of the Population 49.2%
Senior Citizens 11.5%
Employed Population 16+ 4,299
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 43%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45%
Median Earnings25+ $41,812
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,012
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,614


Median Family Income $102,774
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.2%


People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $683
Median House Value $207,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0%
English 11.8%
Irish 19.9%

Fort Mitchell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Kenton
Standard Zip Codes 41011, 41017
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.059
Longitude -84.547

Fort Mitchell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Distance 7.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 40 to 64 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 66 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fort Mitchell, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crescent Park (41017)

Dixie (41017)

South Fort Mitchell (41017)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Bromley 735 $52,500
Crescent Springs 3,958 $52,461
Fort Wright 5,726 $81,386
Lakeside Park 2,745 $85,195
Ludlow 4,533 $47,731
Park Hills 2,987 $86,066
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Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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