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Fort Wright, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Wright had a population of 5,816 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Wright is located at latitude 39.0458 and longitude -84.5361 in Kenton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Wright (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.39 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Kenton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 846 feet.

The City of Fort Wright (GNIS ID: 2403651) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Fort Wright is located within Covington Division of Kenton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Wright population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Wright: Lookout Hieghts, Lookout Hieghts-Fort Wright, South Hills.

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Fort Wright, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 5,816
Daytime Population: Workers 3,719
Daytime Population: Residents 2,658
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,377
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.10
Population in Households 5,750
Population in Familes 4,274
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,713
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $60,383
Average Household Income $81,874
Per Capita Income $37,156


Total Housing Units 2,716 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,508 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,049 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 159 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $195,380
Average Home Value $229,973


Total Households 2,557
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,434
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.28%
Households 0.19% 0.24%
Families -1.08% 0.06%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Fort Wright, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Wright to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 81 85th
Population Density # 139 74th
Diversity Index # 256 53rd
Median Household Income # 103 81st
Per Capita Income # 66 88th

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