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Overview

Introduction to Fort Thomas, Kentucky

Fort Thomas, Kentucky is 6 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is in Campbell county. The city is part of the Cincinnati metro area.

Fort Thomas History

The city of Fort Thomas is located in the Bluegrass region in Campbell County near the Cincinnati metro area. The city was named in the honor of General George Henry Thomas. General Philip Sheridan personally selected the 11 acres of the city land predicting it to become the "West Point of the West." This post was named Fort Thomas. The 6th Infantry Regiment of United States established their camp in Fort Thomas, and remained until June 1898.

Fort Thomas and nearby Attractions

  • Cincinnati History Museum
  • Devou Park
  • William Howard Taft National Historic Site
  • Twin Oaks Plantation and Golf Club
  • Highland Country Club

Things To Do In Fort Thomas

The Twin Oaks Plantation and Golf Club is a rolling green golf turf where people can enjoy a stroll. The Devou Park is another place where people can enjoy camping, fishing, and picnicking. To know more about the city's history tourists can visit the Cincinnati History Museum. The William Howard Taft National Historic Site is also a popular tourist destination.

Fort Thomas Transportation

Flights are available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Fort Thomas Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from several universities including Thomas More College, University of Cincinnati, Wilmington College, and Xavier University.

People

Total Population 16,326
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 14.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,388
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 53.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,355
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.3%
Median Gross Rent $755
Median House Value $192,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 0%
English 14.1%
Irish 17.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Thomas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 6 miles S of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Campbell
Standard Zip Codes 41075
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.075
Longitude -84.447

Fort Thomas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CINCINNATI LUNKEN AP
Distance 2.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 42.1 inches
Station CHEVIOT
Distance 10.5 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
Station MILFORD
Distance 11.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellevue 5,921 $68,098
Highland Heights 7,152 $62,700
Newport 15,428 $52,294
Southgate 3,821 $52,564
Wilder 3,063 $83,472
Woodlawn 252 $71,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Fort Thomas Hospitals

ST LUKE HOSPITAL EAST
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
85 N GRAND AVENUE
(859) 572-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL
2400 MEMORIAL PKWY
859-781-5900
Serves 818 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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Historic Fort Thomas

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The Barracks between 1900 and 1910

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The Barracks between 1900 and 1910

The Water tower between 1900 and 1910

Officers' quarters c1907.

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