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.

49.39% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fort Knox. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Accommodation industries respectively employ 22.69% and 17.76% of the civilian workforce.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 20.81% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

The overall crime rate in Fort Knox is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One of the benefits of Fort Knox is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.91 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.

As is often the case in a small town, Fort Knox doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Fort Knox citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.26% of adults in Fort Knox have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Knox in 2010 was $18,081, 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 $72,324 for a family of four. However, Fort Knox contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Knox is a very 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 14.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Knox include Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.

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