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Fort Knox is in Hardin County, in the Elizabethtown metro area. (The community straddles Hardin and Meade counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

Fort Knox is in the Pennyroyal region.

The community was named for Henry T. Knox, Revolutionary War general and secretary of war

The latitude of Fort Knox is 37.840N. The longitude is -85.949W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,377.


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Median household income
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$34,020
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Knox demographic reports
Abraham Lincoln's father, Thomas Lincoln, once owned a farm at the southern end of the post

The federal government established a field artillery training center here during World War I

Site of the U.S. gold bullion depository, which is closed to visitors

Historic sites and museums: Patton Museum of Cavalry & Armor

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17% of Fort Knox residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Knox ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Knox was $12,410, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Fort Knox residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Fort Knox, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $539.


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Hardin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Knox political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Knox workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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