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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,317
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+8,578
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher47.4%
Median Earnings25+$47,146
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,485
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,083

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,571
% Above Poverty Level93.4%
% Below Poverty Level6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$200,600

Ancestry

German44.3%
Irish19.9%
English15.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.4%
Italian5.4%
French Except Basque3%
Scottish2%
Polish2%
Dutch1.2%
Welsh0.9%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Czech0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Serbian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Fort Thomas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Campbell County
Standard Zip Codes41075, 41071, 41073
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude39.08
Approximate Longitude-84.45

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)

StationCINCINNATI LUNKEN AP
Distance2.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip42.1 inches
StationCHEVIOT
Distance10.5 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
Distance11.6 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
Bellevue5,879$75,699
Highland Heights7,136$64,458
Newport15,321$47,708
Southgate3,814$53,608
Wilder3,066$81,685
Woodlawn231$76,563

Fort Thomas Public Schools

Highlands High School
2400 Memorial Pkwy
ZIP: 41075
(859) 781-5900
High
Total Enrollment 972
Highlands Middle School
2350 Memorial Pkwy
ZIP: 41075
(859) 441-5222
Middle
Total Enrollment 730
Johnson Elementary School
1180 N Ft Thomas Ave
ZIP: 41075
(859) 441-2444
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Moyer Elementary School
219 Highland Ave
ZIP: 41075
(859) 441-1180
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
Woodfill Elementary School
1025 Alexandria Pk
ZIP: 41075
(859) 441-0506
Primary
Total Enrollment 405

Fort Thomas Private Schools

St Catherine Of Siena
23 Rossford Ave
ZIP: 41075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 162
St Thomas School
428 S Fort Thomas Ave
ZIP: 41075
Elementary
Total Enrollment 193
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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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