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The Fort Dodge Census Designated Place had a population of 153 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Dodge ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Fort Dodge is located at latitude 37.7304 and longitude -99.937 in Ford County. The formal boundaries for the Fort Dodge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 2,464 feet.

The Fort Dodge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629156) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Fort Dodge Census Designated Place is located within Township of Grandview, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ford County.

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

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


Total Population 153
Daytime Population: Workers 92
Daytime Population: Residents 95
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 187
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 141
Population in Familes 120
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 835
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $39,235
Average Household Income $48,929
Per Capita Income $15,509


Total Housing Units 98 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (39.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (37.8%)
Median Home Value $51,786
Average Home Value $62,179


Total Households 61
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 43
Average Family Size 3
  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 -1.04% -0.53%
Households -1.08% -0.66%
Families 9.01% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.98%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

Fort Dodge, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Dodge 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 # 488 28th
Population Density # 329 51st
Diversity Index # 3 100th
Median Household Income # 583 13th
Per Capita Income # 667 1st

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