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. The population of Fort Thomas is 16,495.

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.


Total Population 16,250
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 14.5%
Employed Population 16+ 8,560
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 52.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.1%
Median Earnings25+ $43,239
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $9,968
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,844


Median Family Income $91,549
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%


People Living Alone 31.1%
Median Gross Rent $720
Median House Value $192,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.8%
US/American 0%
English 14.8%
Irish 18.2%

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


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

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
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
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 5,933 $66,516
Highland Heights 7,152 $69,861
Newport 15,467 $52,071
Southgate 3,809 $52,684
Wilder 3,060 $82,180
Woodlawn 295 $72,000

Fort Thomas Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(859) 572-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fort Thomas High Schools

Serves 818 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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Historic Fort Thomas


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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