Fort Knox, KY
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Fort Knox is a somewhat small town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 10,128 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fort Knox is the 39th largest community in Kentucky. Fort Knox has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Fort Knox, where the median household income is $51,820.00.

Fort Knox is a military town: the armed forces employs 40.24% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 21.63% and 19.66% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Also of interest is that Fort Knox has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.41% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Fort Knox’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One of the benefits of Fort Knox is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.79 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Fort Knox is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Fort Knox is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.57% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Knox in 2010 was $19,888, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $79,552 for a family of four. However, Fort Knox contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Knox is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Knox home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Knox residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Knox also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.40% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Knox include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Fort Knox is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.