Dodge City, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dodge City, Kansas - Basic Facts

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The City of Dodge City had a population of 28,731 as of July 1, 2017. Dodge City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Dodge City is located at latitude 37.7607 and longitude -100.0184 in Ford County. The formal boundaries for the City of Dodge City (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Ford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,493 feet.

The City of Dodge City (GNIS ID: 485563) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dodge City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Dodge City: Buffalo City, Fort Dodge.

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Dodge City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,731
Daytime Population: Workers 14,052
Daytime Population: Residents 15,027
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,079
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 28,164
Population in Familes 23,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 567
Population Density2 1,971
Diversity Index3 74


Median Household Income $49,961
Average Household Income $64,127
Per Capita Income $20,796


Total Housing Units 9,853 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,529 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,630 (36.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 694 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $98,629
Average Home Value $119,360


Total Households 9,159
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 6,496
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.69% 0.55%
Households 0.59% 0.5%
Families 0.55% 0.44%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.84%

Dodge City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dodge City to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 14 98th
Population Density # 45 93rd
Diversity Index # 8 99th
Median Household Income # 351 48th
Per Capita Income # 612 9th

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