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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Fort Thomas is a suburb of Cincinnati with a population of 16,254. Fort Thomas is in Campbell County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Fort Thomas offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Thomas there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fort Thomas and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fort Thomas are highly rated.
About Fort Thomas...
Population
16,254

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$214,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$803
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Fort Thomas Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    12.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    12.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    24.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    103.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    533.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    66.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    19%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in Fort Thomas

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$71,956
National
$55,322
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Fort Thomas Reviews

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Fort Thomas is a quiet suburb across the Ohio river from Cincinnati, OH. The Blue Ribbon and nationally recognized public schools and family oriented atmosphere draws new residents and helps maintain long term residents. Many people have lived here their whole lives or moved away and returned. The city features many parks and recreation areas, along with lively restaurants and evening entertainment. The city was formerly a Civil War Fort and still features many of the homes and buildings from the late 1800's. This city has much to offer citizens of all ages.
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Fort Thomas is a very friendly town, with a truly amazing school district. The community is usually quite busy with seasonal festivals and events for the whole family. There is very little diversity in this old German town, but there are are far more welcoming people here than unwelcoming. Buying houses in Fort Thomas is famously difficult because of the high prices of homes due to the school district and historical family ownership. Fort Thomas is also very close to Cincinnati and we have access to the city's museums, concert halls, music festivals, restaurants and more.
I think Fort Thomas has a lot of character and uniqueness that separates it from other suburbs in the surrounding area. The schools are fantastic, the community is always very involved in the local school and reoccurring events that happen around town. The only real issue is the snobbiness of the residents who happen to be very well off and aren't super open to change. Other than that Fort Thomas is a jewel of Northern Kentucky that few people have the luxury of living in