Fort Thomas, KY
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Fort Thomas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 16,364 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fort Thomas is the 24th largest community in Kentucky.

Fort Thomas real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Fort Thomas house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Fort Thomas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Thomas is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Thomas who work in management occupations (13.33%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and sales jobs (10.34%).

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

In addition, Fort Thomas is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Fort Thomas is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Fort Thomas really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Fort Thomas perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Fort Thomas, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Fort Thomas is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 50.81% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fort Thomas in 2010 was $41,778, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $167,112 for a family of four. However, Fort Thomas contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fort Thomas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Thomas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Thomas include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

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