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    Fort Knox, KY Local Information

    Fort Knox is adjacent to the town of Radcliff and 15 miles north of Elizabethtown, Kentucky. They have populations of 21,688 and 28,531 respectively. Smaller communities nearby include Vine Grove (4,200) and West Point (1,100).

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Radcliff area ranges from $368 to $653 per month, with a median of about $445 per month. Elizabethtown ranges from $342 to $588 per month, with a median of $464.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Radcliff is about $120,800, while Elizabethtown is about $146,500, compared to $121,600 for Kentucky.

    Short Description of the Area: Elizabethtown is the 10th largest city in Kentucky, the seat of Hardin County, and the principal city in the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Area which includes Fort Knox housing and Radcliff. Louisville is 35 miles north of the base and is the largest city in the state.

    Climate and Weather: The Elizabethtown area has a humid, subtropical climate and four specific seasons. There are extremes in weather during the fall and spring which can lead to tornadoes. The majority of rain falls during April and May with an annual 44.9 inches. The average snowfall is 12.7 inches, mostly from November to February. January is the coldest month, averaging nearly 5 days at 10 degrees Fahrenheit, and an average of 34.9 degrees. Summer has an average of 38 days at 90 degrees, and July is the hottest month with an overall average of 79.3 degrees.