Fort Wright, Kentucky

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Fort Wright is a city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 5,681 at the 2000 census.



Fort Wright is located at 39°3′4″N 84°32′6″W / 39.05111°N 84.535°W / 39.05111; -84.535 (39.051011, -84.535042)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of which 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) is land and 0.29% is water.


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


At the 2000 census[2], there were 5,681 people, 2,430 households and 1,569 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,642.1 per square mile (633.9/km²). There were 2,573 housing units at an average density of 743.7/sq mi (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, 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 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.

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