Fort Wright, Kentucky

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Fort Wright is a city in Kenton County
Kenton County, Kentucky
Kenton County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, United States. It was formed in 1840. In 2010, the population was 159,720. It is the third most populous county in Kentucky behind Jefferson County and Fayette County. Its county seats are Covington and Independence...

, Kentucky
Kentucky
The Commonwealth of Kentucky is a state located in the East Central United States of America. As classified by the United States Census Bureau, Kentucky is a Southern state, more specifically in the East South Central region. Kentucky is one of four U.S. states constituted as a commonwealth...

, United States
United States
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. The population was 5,723 at the 2010 census.

Geography


Fort Wright is located at 39°3′4"N 84°32′6"W (39.051011, -84.535042).

According to the United States Census Bureau
United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²) of which 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²) is land and 0.29% is water.

History


The community was named after a Civil War fort, which was named after Major General Horatio Gouverneur Wright.

Demographics


At the 2000 census
Census
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, there were 5,681 people, 2,430 households and 1,569 families residing in the city. The population density
Population density
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 was 1,642.1 per square mile (633.9/km²). There were 2,573 housing units at an average density of 743.7 per square mile (287.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.32% White, 0.99% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races
Race (United States Census)
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, and 0.62% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 2,430 households of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples
Marriage
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 living together, 8.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.4% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.97.

21.5% were under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.8 males.

The median household income
Median household income
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 was $52,394, and the median family income was $62,464. Males had a median income of $46,736 versus $35,220 for females. The per capita income
Per capita income
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 for the city was $27,448. About 3.9% of families and 3.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.

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