Fort Mitchell was the site of American Civil War fortifications built for the Defense of Cincinnati in 1862 named for General Ormsby M. Mitchel, a professor at Cincinnati College (now the University of Cincinnati).
There were 3,530 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.4% were non-families. 35.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.05.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,335, and the median income for a family was $63,910. Males had a median income of $41,358 versus $29,873 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,229. About 2.6% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.7% of those under age 18 and 2.4% of those age 65 or over.
Fort Mitchell is a very friendly town.