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 29,175 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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

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Dodge City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,175
Population in Households 28,608
Population in Familes 24,048
Population in Group Qrtrs 567
Population Density1 2,001
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 9,298
Average Household Size 3.08
Family Households 6,618
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 9,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,536 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,762 (37.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 645 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $97,635
Average Home Value $122,905


Median Household Income $47,108
Average Household Income $60,734
Per Capita Income $19,697
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 0.97%
Households 0.93% 0.89%
Families 0.94% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   1.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 Density1 # 43 94th
Diversity Index2 # 6 99th
Median Household Income # 351 48th
Per Capita Income # 615 8th

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