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Fort Mitchell, Kentucky

Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
City
Location of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Location of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Kenton
Incorporated February 14, 1910
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Mayor Jude Hehman
Area
 • Total 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Land 3.1 sq mi (8.1 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 853 ft (260 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 8,207
 • Density 2,581.8/sq mi (996.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41011, 41017
Area code(s) 859
FIPS code 21-28558
GNIS feature ID 0492355

Fort Mitchell is a home rule-class city[1] in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 8,207 at the 2010 census.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • History 2
  • Culture 3
  • Education 4
  • Demographics 5
    • 2010 census 5.1
    • 2000 census 5.2
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

Fort Mitchell is located at (39.047221, -84.559993).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.

History

Fort Mitchell was the site of one of seven Civil War fortifications built for the Defense of Cincinnati. The community was named for General Ormsby M. Mitchel, a professor at Cincinnati College (now the University of Cincinnati) who designed the fortifications.[3]

Fort Mitchell was chartered as a city in 1910. It annexed South Ft. Mitchell (inc. 1927) in 1967 and Crescent Park in 1999.[4]

Culture

  • Fort Mitchell, Kentucky has an annual Fourth of July Parade.
  • There are over 120,000 people buried in three cemeteries in Fort Mitchell.
  • The world's only ventriloquist museum is in Fort Mitchell.

Education

Fort Mitchell is home to Beechwood Independent School District, a public K-12 institution and Blessed Sacrament, a Catholic K-8 institution. Although Dixie Heights High School has a Fort Mitchell mailing address, it is actually within the city limits of Edgewood. Beechwood High School was ranked #333 on the U.S. News & World Report 2015 list of best high schools nationwide.

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census of 2010,[7] there were 8,207 people, 3,530 households, and 2,033 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,581.8 people per square mile (997.8/km²). There were 3,744 housing units at an average density of 1,195.0 per square mile (461.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.87% White, 0.99% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 3,446 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,335, and the median income for a family was $63,910. Full-time male workers had a median income of $41,358 versus $29,873 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,229. As of the 2000 census, about 2.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

2000 census

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 8,089 people, 3,530 households, and 2,033 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,581.8 people per square mile (997.8/km²). There were 3,744 housing units at an average density of 1,195.0/sq mi (461.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.87% White, 0.99% African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.80% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.85% of the population.

There were 3,530 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $46,335, and the median income for a family was $63,910. Males had a median income of $41,358 versus $29,873 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,229. About 2.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 106. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Fort Mitchell, Kentucky". Accessed 25 Jul 2013.
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  8. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • Official City Website
  • Historical Texts and Images of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
  • Fort Mitchell, American Civil War fort
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