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Fort Knox, Kentucky Education and City Information

Fort Knox, Kentucky, is a small town and the home of the U.S. Bullion Depository. Residents can access universities and colleges in Louisville, KY, which is about 35 miles from Fort Knox. Find out about Fort Knox's residents, economy and school options below.

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 17% of the population was African American, 14% were Hispanic and 71.6% were white.

The median household income in 2010-2014 was $50,988, which is higher than the state median of $43,342, according to census data. About 23% 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 15 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 7,300 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 22,000 students. Ranked as the 91st best public school in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2016, it also has several graduate programs ranked within the top 100, including its part-time MBA (93rd), education (78th), social work (32nd) and law (92nd) 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 8,300 jobs, per 2015 wage estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Production occupations held about 5,800 jobs, while sales and related occupations had nearly 5,500 jobs.


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