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Fort Knox, Kentucky
Fort Knox is a census-designated place on the border of Hardin and Meade Counties in Kentucky that includes the housing for the Fort Knox Army base and the Fort Knox Bullion Depository. As of the 2000 census, the total base population was 12,377 (9,294 in Hardin County and 3,083 in Meade County).
Fort Knox is located at 37°53'34" North, 85°58'29" West (37.892809, -85.974709).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the portion of the base occupied by housing has a total area of 54.2 km² (20.9 mi²). 54.2 km² (20.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.14% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 12,377 people, 2,748 households, and 2,596 families residing on the base. The population density is 228.4/km² (591.7/mi²). There are 3,015 housing units at an average density of 55.6/km² (144.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the base is 66.32% White, 23.08% African American, 0.73% Native American, 1.65% Asian, 0.44% Pacific Islander, 4.17% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. 10.35% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,748 households out of which 77.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 86.0% are married couples living together, 6.1% have a female householder with no husband present, and 5.5% are non-families. 4.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.49 and the average family size is 3.60.
The age distribution is: 34.9% under the age of 18, 25.5% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 2.3% from 45 to 64, and 0.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 22 years. For every 100 females there are 155.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 190.3 males. All these statistics are typical for a military base.
The median income for a household on the base is $34,020, and the median income for a family is $33,588. Males have a median income of $26,011 versus $21,048 for females. The per capita income for the base is $12,410. 6.6% of the population and 5.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 7.6% of those under the age of 18 and 100.0% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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