Fort Knox, Kentucky Population 2024

8,655

Fort Knox is a city located in Hardin County and Meade County Kentucky. Fort Knox has a 2024 population of 8,655. Fort Knox is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -2.37% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,865 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Knox is $92,074 with a poverty rate of 4.28%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Knox is 24.7 years, 23.9 years for males, and 26.5 years for females.

Fort Knox Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Knox was:

  • White: 58.29%
  • Black or African American: 18.63%
  • Two or more races: 13.76%
  • Other race: 3.64%
  • Asian: 2.82%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Native American: 0.87%
Land Area (mi²)
20.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
426.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.37% (-210)
The current population of Fort Knox, Kentucky is 8,655 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,865.

Fort Knox, Kentucky Population 2024

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Fort Knox Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,04558.29%
Black or African American1,61218.63%
Two or more races1,19113.76%
Other race3153.64%
Asian2442.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander1732%
Native American750.87%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Fort Knox Population by Race

Fort Knox Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Knox Median Age

24.7

Total

23.9

Male

26.5

Female

Fort Knox Adults

There are 5,965 adults, (125 of whom are seniors) in Fort Knox.

Fort Knox Age Dependency

48.2

Age Dependency Ratio

2.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Knox Sex Ratio

Female3,86144.61%
Male4,79455.39%

Fort Knox Population by Age

Fort Knox Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2883.10.799.3
Married1,4113.971.198.9
Non Family6511.090100
Female1184.250100
Male1082.690100
showing: 5 rows

3.86

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

0.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Knox Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Knox Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Knox Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 61.53%.

Fort Knox Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,045

Average Earnings

$60,998

Average Male

$42,422

Average Female

Fort Knox Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Knox Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Knox Language

82.34% of Fort Knox residents speak only English, while 17.66% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.75% of the population.

Fort Knox Language

Fort Knox Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,3861073.16%
Hispanic1,8731015.39%
Multiple1,072898.3%
Black1,304654.98%
Other3153511.11%
Asian18384.37%
showing: 6 rows

4.28%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.5%

Male Poverty Rate

4.09%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Knox

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Knox is Other, with 11.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Knox is White, with 3.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.4%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 6.43%.

Fort Knox Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade6.31%
High School4.79%
Some College2.62%
Bachelors or Greater0.83%
showing: 4 rows

Fort Knox Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed9.56%
Male Employed2.6%
Female Employed2.58%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Fort Knox Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Knox Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Knox Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.7%

Male Marriage Rate

65.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Knox Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Knox Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fort Knox Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Knox Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

667

Number of Veterans

467

Male Veterans

200

Female Veterans

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Fort Knox Veterans by War

count

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Fort Knox Veterans by Age

count

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Fort Knox Veterans by Race

Fort Knox Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.74%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Knox Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

79.5%

Labor Force Participation

26.4%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Knox Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Knox Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Knox Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

13.56%

Born in Fort Knox

93.6%

Native Born

6.4%

Foreign Born

2.81%

Non Citizen

3.59%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.6% of Fort Knox residents were born in the United States, with 13.56% having been born in Kentucky. 2.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Knox Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20248,655
20238,655
20228,655-233-2.62%
20218,888230.26%
20208,8651701.96%
20198,695-270-3.01%
20188,965-127-1.4%
20179,092-134-1.45%
20169,226-223-2.36%
20159,449-791-7.72%
201410,240-296-2.81%
201310,536-383-3.51%
201210,919-376-3.33%
201111,2951,17111.57%
201010,124
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Fort Knox Population by Year