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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Fort Wright is a suburb of Cincinnati with a population of 5,718. Fort Wright is in Kenton County and is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Fort Wright offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Wright there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and parks. Many young professionals live in Fort Wright and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Fort Wright are above average.
About Fort Wright...
Population
5,718

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$836
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Fort Wright 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
    34.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    121.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,107.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    121.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    29%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Fort Wright

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,360
National
$55,322
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Fort Wright Reviews

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Very good town. Laws are relatively relaxed, everyone is friendly, and the housing isn't too expensive.

Does lack on diversity, though. All the younger people tend to flee as they get older and go to college. Mostly just because they choose out of town colleges. There is not night life at Fort Wright, however, Cincinnati is nearby which does have more of a night life.

Good job opportunities in the area, as well as other good suburbs and cities surrounding it.

Politically, it is a Red area. People do mind their business but don't expect to be accepted for many things. Lots of older people here. Again, though, Cincinnati is much better off in that regard.
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It's not a horrible area but it's not great either. There is a decent amount of crime and with the areas heroin issues, it feels like everyday someone is overdosing in the Kroger parking lot. The people are very southern nice, as in nice to your face, gossipy behind your back. The area is also overwhelmingly catholic and the schools are terrible. Plus if you workout at all, you will be the only one.
Ft Wright is very close to a bunch of different things including Florence, KY and Cincinnati, OH. Although it's not a typical small town where everybody knows everybody, it's not a city where you aren't able to walk or drive somewhere without running into another person.