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Overview

Introduction to Fort Wright, Kentucky

Fort Wright, Kentucky, in Kenton county, is 8 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fort Wright History

The city of Fort Wright is is situated in the Bluegrass region in Kenton County, near the Cincinnati metro area. The community was named after a Civil War fort, which was named after Major General Horatio Gouverneur Wright. Gouverneur Wright served as Chief engineer of Heintzelman's Division at the Battle of Bull Run. He also contributed in the Port Royal expedition where he commanded a Brigade.

Fort Wright and nearby Attractions

  • Harrison State Park
  • Devou Park
  • East Fork State Park
  • Englewood Reserve
  • Vent Haven Museum

Things To Do In Fort Wright

Tourists can spend their free hours at the Devou Park, which has the camping, fishing, and the picnicking facilities. One can also visit the Englewood Reserve which is rich in vegetation. To witness the processing of wine one can visit the Henke Wine, a local winery. The East Fork State Park and Harrison State Park are also worth visiting. The city also offers easy access to Vent Haven Museum.

Fort Wright Transportation

Air transport is available from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International airport.

Fort Wright Higher Education

Higher Studies can be pursued from Maysville Community and Technical College, Miami University, Thomas More College, University of Cincinnati, Wilmington College, and Xavier University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,732
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+3,246
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married51.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher49.5%
Median Earnings25+$42,296
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,086

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,922
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$833
Median House Value$189,000

Ancestry

German49.4%
Irish21.4%
English12.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.8%
Italian6.6%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish1.6%
Dutch1.1%
Serbian1.1%
Polish0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Arab0.5%
Austrian0.5%
Norwegian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Fort Wright Almanac

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Fort Wright 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 ABBE WSMO
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp23 to 39 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip39.5 inches
StationCINCINNATI COVINGTON AP
Distance7.1 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
Distance8.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bromley903$45,455
Crescent Springs3,986$54,036
Fort Mitchell8,245$82,943
Lakeside Park2,762$104,828
Ludlow4,528$58,269
Park Hills2,987$61,154

Fort Wright Public Schools

North Key Community Care
502 Farrell Dr
ZIP: 41011
(859) 344-8888
Other
Total Enrollment 11
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