Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
|Fort Mitchell, Kentucky|
Location of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
|Incorporated||February 14, 1910|
|• Mayor||Jude Hehman|
|• 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)|
|• Density||2,581.8/sq mi (996.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||41011, 41017|
|GNIS feature ID||0492355|
Fort Mitchell is located at (39.047221, -84.559993).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.1 square miles (8.0 km2), all land.
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.
Fort Mitchell was chartered as a city in 1910. It annexed South Ft. Mitchell (inc. 1927) in 1967 and Crescent Park in 1999.
- 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.
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.
As of the census of 2010, 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. Hispanics or Latinos 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.
The age distribution was 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.
Full 2010 census economic data for Kentucky locations has not yet been released. As of the 2010 census, 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.
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- Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 106. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
- Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Fort Mitchell, Kentucky". Accessed 25 Jul 2013.
- "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
- Official City Website
- Historical Texts and Images of Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
- Fort Mitchell, American Civil War fort