Fort Thomas, KY
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Fort Thomas is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 17,438 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Fort Thomas is the 23rd 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.

Fort Thomas is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fort Thomas is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Thomas who work in management occupations (14.09%), sales jobs (11.11%), and business and financial occupations (10.24%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Fort Thomas telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.46% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

In addition, Fort Thomas is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Fort Thomas is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Fort Thomas’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Fort Thomas. 53.84% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Fort Thomas in 2018 was $43,153, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,612 for a family of four.

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 Scottish.

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