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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,245
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+4,306
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher43.4%
Median Earnings25+$46,296
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$48,599
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,083

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,943
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.5%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$719
Median House Value$229,600

Ancestry

German37%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Irish18.3%
English11.9%
Italian5%
Finnish2.5%
Dutch2.4%
Scottish2.3%
Belgian2.1%
Polish1.9%
French Except Basque0.9%
Greek0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
African0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Zimbabwean0.5%
Czech0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Fort Mitchell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kenton County
Standard Zip Codes41017
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude39.02
Approximate Longitude-84.56

Fort Mitchell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCINCINNATI COVINGTON AP
Distance6.4 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.6 inches
StationCHEVIOT
Distance7.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp40 to 64 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationMILFORD
Distance16.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bromley903$45,455
Crescent Springs3,986$54,036
Fort Wright5,732$81,922
Lakeside Park2,762$104,828
Ludlow4,528$58,269
Park Hills2,987$61,154

Fort Mitchell Public Libraries

Kenton County Public Library
2171 CHAMBER CENTER DRIVE
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
(859) 341-3200

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Fort Mitchell Public Schools

Beechwood Elementary School
54 Beechwood Rd
ZIP: 41017
(859) 331-1220
Primary
Total Enrollment 677
Beechwood High School
54 Beechwood Rd
ZIP: 41017
(859) 331-1220
High
Total Enrollment 635
Dixie Heights High School
3010 Dixie Hwy
ZIP: 41017
(859) 341-7650
High
Total Enrollment 1420
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