Fort Knox, Kentucky Education and City Information

Jul 26, 2020

About Fort Knox, Kentucky

Fort Knox is home to America's gold bullion reserves, totaling approximately 147 million ounces, and is primarily a large military facility with a day population of around 40,000 people. The town of Fort Knox has a population of 10,124 people, as of the 2010 U.S. census. Almost 15% of the population was African American, 17% were Hispanic and 70.3% were white.

The median household income in 2014-2018 was $60,367, which is higher than the state median of $48,392, according to census data. About 33% of residents of this town have a bachelor's degree or higher, and about 12% of residents speak a language besides English at home.

In addition to the bullion depository, residents and visitors will find the General George Patton Museum at Fort Knox. Other attractions in the area include Armor Unit Memorial Park, Saunders Springs and Fort Duffield.

Educational Opportunities

While Fort Knox doesn't have any postsecondary educational institutions it its city limits, residents can find 13 public and private, non-profit schools within 50 miles of the city. Closest to Fort Knox is Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, which is about 14 miles away. About 6,400 students are enrolled in this school's certificate and associate's degree programs.

Louisville has about seven options for students, including Bellarmine University, Jefferson Community and Technical College and Spalding University. University of Louisville is also found here and offers undergraduate and graduate programs to around 21,000 students. Tied as the 192nd best public school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2020, it also has several graduate programs ranked within the top 110, including its part-time MBA (tied for 106th), education (tied for 84th), social work (tied for 44th) and law (tied for 99th) programs, based on U.S. News' rankings of graduate programs.

Other area schools include Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Simmons College of Kentucky and Saint Catharine College.

Economy and Industry

The region of Elizabethtown-Fort Knox had the highest employment numbers in the sector of office and administrative support occupations, with about 7,400 jobs, per 2019 wage estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Production occupations held about 6,400 jobs, while sales and related occupations had nearly 5,500 jobs.

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