Dodge City, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 28,159 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.8%
 
Males: 14,750  (52.4%)
Females: 13,409  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  28.6 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67801, 67882.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,763 (it was $37,156 in 2000)
Dodge City:

$48,763
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,843 (it was $15,538 in 2000)

Dodge City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,992 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Dodge City:

$88,992
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $580.

  • Races in Dodge City, KS (2013)

    Dodge City races chart
    • 17,05761.2%Hispanic
    • 9,81235.2%White alone
    • 6472.3%Black alone
    • 5341.9%Two or more races
    • 3781.4%Asian alone
    • 280.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Dodge City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dodge City: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.0%), Irish (5.9%), English (4.0%), United States (3.7%), Dutch (1.6%), Subsaharan African (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 2550 feet

Land area: 12.6 square miles.

Population density: 2,232 people per square mile   (low).

Dodge City,KS real estate house value index trend

Dodge City, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Dodge City:

  • High school or higher: 65.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dodge City city:

  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

6,334 residents are foreign born (22.9% Latin America).

This city:

25.2%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 62 registered sex offenders living in Dodge City, Kansas as of August 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dodge City to the number of sex offenders is 453 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,606 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,438 (1.7%)

Dodge City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (146.8 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (388.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fort Dodge, KS (2.2 miles) , Wilroads Gardens, KS (2.3 miles ), Wright, KS (2.7 miles) , Ensign, KS (3.7 miles ), Spearville, KS (4.0 miles ), Ford, KS (4.1 miles ), Cimarron, KS (4.3 miles ), Minneola, KS (4.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 1998: 31 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 1999: 40 buildings, average cost: $80,500
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $95,800
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $96,400
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $77,900
  • 2004: 35 buildings, average cost: $139,000
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $154,900
  • 2006: 17 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $124,400
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2009: 16 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2010: 25 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 2012: 36 buildings, average cost: $132,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.76 N, Longitude: 100.02 W

Dodge City nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): Queen of the Cowtowns, The Wickedest Little City in America

Daytime population change due to commuting: +741 (+2.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,582 (74.6%)

Area code: 620

Dodge City household income distribution Dodge City home values distribution

Crime rates in Dodge City by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 3111230021
per 100,000 11.83.93.93.87.611.60.00.07.13.5
Rapes 1711202315520112011
per 100,000 66.843.377.987.557.219.476.340.071.338.9
Robberies 23352223161714171511
per 100,000 90.4137.785.787.561.065.953.461.853.438.9
Assaults 79126968914611795876445
per 100,000 310.6495.8373.8338.6556.5453.5362.4316.2228.1159.2
Burglaries 267230246254193131141215240193
per 100,000 1,049.8904.9957.9966.2735.6507.8537.9781.4855.2682.8
Thefts 1,0871,0451,1951,056744696682654777618
per 100,000 4,274.04,111.64,653.24,017.02,835.82,698.02,601.82,377.02,768.72,186.4
Auto thefts 76698846565660523645
per 100,000 298.8271.5342.7175.0213.4217.1228.9189.0128.3159.2
Arson 991121432242
per 100,000 35.435.442.87.653.411.67.67.314.37.1
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 290.8) 449.6447.4466.7428.1385.4320.7320.2288.2324.6237.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Dodge City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 58 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.49
Kansas average:

2.64

Dodge City tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +3,810 (+17.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Information (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Dodge City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Dodge City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dodge City-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 73% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.4 miles away from the Dodge City city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1972, a category F4 tornado 22.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dodge City-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 267.5 miles away from Dodge City center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 329.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.1 miles away from Dodge City center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 256.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ford County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dodge City topographic map

Birthplace of: Dennis Hopper - (born 1936), actor and film director, John E. Gingrich - Officer in the Navy, Sputnik Monroe (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Billy Al Bengston - Artist, Chuck Martin (basketball) - Basketball player-coach, David A. R. White - Actor, Carl Holmes - Politician, Fred Hall - Politician, Pat George - Politician, Robert Delpino - Football player.

Hospitals in Dodge City:

  • DODGE CITY SURGICENTER (100 W ROSS BLVD)
  • MEDICAL HEIGHTS HOSPITELE (100 ROSS BLVD BLDG 3)
  • WESTERN PLAINS MEDICAL COMPLEX (Proprietary, 3001 AVENUE A)

Dialysis Facilities in Dodge City:

  • RENAL CARE GROUP - DODGE CITY (204 ROSS BLVD)

Home Health Centers in Dodge City:

  • HOSPICE OF THE PRAIRIE (200 FOURTH CIRCLE)
  • WESTERN PLAINS HOME HEALTH (100 ROSS BLVD PO BOX 1478)

Nursing Homes in Dodge City:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (501 W BEESON RD)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - DODGE CITY (501 W BEESON RD)
  • MANOR OF THE PLAINS (200 CAMPUS DR)
  • TRINITY MANOR (510 W FRONTVIEW ST)
  • WESTERN PLAINS REG HOSPITAL SN (3001 AVENUE A)

Airports located in Dodge City:

  • Dodge City Regional Airport (Runways: 2, Commercial Ops: 3,801, Air Taxi Ops: 1,500, Itinerant Ops: 6,000, Local Ops: 12,000, Military Ops: 200)

Amtrak station:

DODGE CITY (CENTRAL & WYATT EARP STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Dodge City:

  • Dodge City Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,398; Location: 2501 N 14th Ave; Public; Website: www.dc3.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dodge City:

  • Barton County Community College (about 83 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 86 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 117 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 145 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 145 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 146 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 149 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Public high school in Dodge City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dodge City:

Private elementary/middle school in Dodge City:

  • SACRED HEART CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 310; Location: 905 CENTRAL AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
See full list of schools located in Dodge City, School District: DODGE CITY USD 443

Library in Dodge City:

  • DODGE CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,091,855; Location: 1001 N. SECOND AVE; 137,165 books; 4,096 audio materials; 7,505 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 203 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dodge City: Mariah Hills Golf Course (A), Dodge City Country Club (B), Watersports Recreational Vehicle Park (C), Ford County Fairgrounds (D), Dodge City Roundup Rodeo (E), Wright Park Zoo (F), Dodge City Community College Rodeo Arena (G), Dodge City Rail Yard (H), Dodge City Amtrak Station (I), Walter Heights Industrial Park (J), Dodge City Industrial Park (K), Grain Products Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (L), Dodge City Co - Operative Exchange Grain Elevator Number 1 (M), The Village Square (N), Northridge Convenience Center (O), Ford County Sheriff's Office Jail (P), Dodge City Community College Safety and Security Division (Q), Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Region 3 Headquarters (R), Dodge City Community College Learning Resource Center (S), Dodge City Community College Wellness Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Gibsons Mall (1), Comanche Plaza Shopping Center (2), Village Square Mall (3), Southgate Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Dodge City include: Second Missionary Baptist Church (A), Abundant Life Family Church (B), Bible Baptist Church (C), Christ the King Lutheran Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Dodge City Mennonite Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), First Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Maple Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Dodge City include: Wright Park (1), Chilton Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Home of Stone (Museums; 112 East Vine Street) (1), Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame (Museums; 603 5th Avenue) (2), Boot Hill Museum and Gift Shop (Street Frnt) (3), Kansas Genealogical Society Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Po Box 103) (4), Ksdar (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Village Square Mall) (5), Dodge City Convention & Visitors Bureau (400 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (6), Dodge City Travel (Tours & Charters; 2212 1st Avenue) (7), Plaza Travel (Tours & Charters; 100 Military Avenue Suite 212) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Nendels Inn & Suites (2523 East Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (1), Econo Lodge Dodge City (1610 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (2), Econo Lodge (1610 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (3), Super 8 Motel (1708 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (4), Holiday Motel (2100 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (5), Wyatt Earp Inn (2110 East Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (6), Budget Lodge (2110 East Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (7), Super 8 Motel-Dodge City (1708 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (8), Super 8 Dodge City KS (1708 West Wyatt Earp Boulevard) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Dodge City City - Housing Authority- Municipal Court (806 North 2nd Avenue) (1), Ford County - District Court- Clerk Of The District Court (101 West Spruce Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Ford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 52.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dodge City and their reported violations in the past:

DODGE CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 28,075, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-20-2013), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JAN-07-2014), St Public Notif received (JAN-27-2014), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2014)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-28-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-28-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-27-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-05-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-05-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-04-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Combined Uranium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-25-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-07-2006)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Dodge City that have no violations reported:

  • SPARE TYME BOWL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.2%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.3% for Black residents, 18.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.7% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 40.9% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  71.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Dodge City in 2010:

  • 207 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 185 people in college/university student housing
  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 55 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Dodge City in 2000:

  • 202 people in nursing homes
  • 111 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 90 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Dodge City, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Dodge City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.

Banks with branches in Dodge City (2011 data):

  • The Fidelity State Bank and Trust Company: The Fidelity State Bank And Trust Co, Central Facility, Drive-In-walk-up Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $172.2 mil, Deposits: $143.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Banc Corporation, Dodge City, Kansas
  • Landmark National Bank: Dodge City Downtown Branch at 100 West Spruce, branch established on 1920/01/01; Dodge City North 14th Branch at 2500 North 14th Street, branch established on 1998/04/01. Info updated 2009/05/13: Bank assets: $596.4 mil, Deposits: $456.0 mil, headquarters in Manhattan, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 21 total offices, Holding Company: Landmark Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sunflower Bank, National Association: Dodge City Handibank Branch at 819 South Second Avenue, branch established on 1979/01/02; Dodge City Branch at 2408 First Avenue, branch established on 1972/05/22. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $1,733.8 mil, Deposits: $1,299.6 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Sunflower Financial, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Dodge City Main Branch at 619 2nd Avenue, branch established on 1901/01/01; Dodge City North Bank Branch at 2307 Central Avenue, branch established on 1979/03/05. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Bank of the West: Dodge City at 400 Front View Road, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Centera Bank: Dodge City Branch at 14th Avenue And Soule Street, branch established on 1996/10/07. Info updated 2010/09/28: Bank assets: $237.6 mil, Deposits: $213.4 mil, headquarters in Sublette, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Santa Fe Trail Banc Shares, Inc.
  • The Western State Bank: Dodge City Branch at 2121 North 14th Street, branch established on 2008/02/11. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $468.3 mil, Deposits: $418.3 mil, headquarters in Garden City, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Whitcorp Financial Company

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Dodge City, Kansas:

  • Golden Bell Inn Motel, 2110 E Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 225-2654
  • Super 8 Motel - Dodge City, 1708 W Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 225-3924, Fax: (620) 225-5793
  • Econo Lodge Of Dodge City, W Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 225-0231
  • Holiday Inn Express, 2320 West Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 227-5000
  • Comfort Inn, 2000 W Wyatt Earp Blvd, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 338-8700, Fax: (620) 338-8412
  • Dodge House Hotel And Convention Center, 2408 W Wyatt Earp Blvd, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 225-9900, Fax: (620) 227-5012
  • Travelodge Dodge City, 1510 W Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 227-2125, Fax: (620) 227-2030
  • La Quinta Inns & Suites, 2400 W Wyatt Earp, Dodge City, KS 67801 , Phone: (620) 225-7373, Fax: (620) 225-0008
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Dodge City, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.1
Kansas average:

11.3

Dodge City travel time to work - commute Dodge City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dodge City city (based on Ford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,5703
Evangelical Protestant6,56430
Mainline Protestant2,3848
Other9184
None11,412-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Ford County:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Ford County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Ford County:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Ford County:

29.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.9%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$25,479$38,2191$1,596
Other Government Administration 10$65,787$78,9446$3,890
Judicial and Legal 5$19,430$46,6321$330
Police Protection - Officers 43$184,685$51,5400$0
Police - Other 18$50,867$33,9113$3,861
Firefighters 24$101,465$50,7330$0
Streets and Highways 14$42,817$36,7000$0
Airports 1$3,035$36,4200$0
Solid Waste Management 15$45,124$36,0990$0
Sewerage 5$15,998$38,3950$0
Parks and Recreation 29$96,916$40,1039$11,172
Water Supply 13$37,293$34,4240$0
Transit 2$5,353$32,1186$5,322
Local Libraries 18$51,819$34,5467$4,357
Other and Unallocable 1$2,768$33,2163$4,313
Totals for Government 206$748,836$43,62236$34,841

Dodge City government finances - Expenditure in 2004 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $11,311,000 ($401.68)
    Regular Highways: $644,000 ($22.87)
    Water Utilities: $313,000 ($11.12)
    General: $228,000 ($8.10)
    General Public Buildings: $172,000 ($6.11)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,828,000 ($135.94)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,625,000 ($128.73)
    Police Protection: $3,244,000 ($115.20)
    Sewerage: $1,692,000 ($60.09)
    Water Utilities: $1,461,000 ($51.88)
    Fire Protection: $1,327,000 ($47.13)
    Regular Highways: $1,100,000 ($39.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,049,000 ($37.25)
    Financial Administration: $876,000 ($31.11)
    Libraries: $675,000 ($23.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $448,000 ($15.91)
    Health Services - Other: $318,000 ($11.29)
    Air Transportation: $160,000 ($5.68)
    Central Staff Services: $65,000 ($2.31)
    Housing & Community Development: $21,000 ($0.75)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,132,000 ($40.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $193,000 ($6.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $185,000 ($6.57)
    Police Protection: $145,000 ($5.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $137,000 ($4.87)
    Water Utilities: $102,000 ($3.62)
    General - Other: $94,000 ($3.34)
    Health - Other: $68,000 ($2.41)
    Sewerage: $66,000 ($2.34)
    Central Staff: $44,000 ($1.56)
    Libraries: $29,000 ($1.03)
    Regular Highways: $28,000 ($0.99)
    Air Transportation: $17,000 ($0.60)
    Fire Protection: $10,000 ($0.36)
    Judicial: $3,000 ($0.11)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,602,000 ($340.99)

Dodge City government finances - Revenue in 2004 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $100,000 ($3.55)
  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,213,000 ($114.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,383,000 ($49.11)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,035,000 ($36.76)
    All Other: $492,000 ($17.47)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,767,000 ($133.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,192,000 ($42.33)
    Rents: $405,000 ($14.38)
    Interest Earnings: $401,000 ($14.24)
    Special Assessments: $190,000 ($6.75)
    Property Sale Other: $21,000 ($0.75)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,911,000 ($103.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,644,000 ($58.38)
    Highways: $346,000 ($12.29)
    General Support: $70,000 ($2.49)
  • Tax - Property: $5,370,000 ($190.70)
    Total General Sales: $3,109,000 ($110.41)
    Public Utilities: $1,259,000 ($44.71)
    NEC: $136,000 ($4.83)

Dodge City government finances - Debt in 2004 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $787,000 ($27.95)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $17,950,000 ($637.45)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $26,605,000 ($944.81)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $11,780,000 ($418.34)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $28,840,000 ($1024.18)
    Industrial Revenue: $622,000 ($22.09)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $165,000 ($5.86)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,935,000 ($139.74)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,750,000 ($62.15)

Dodge City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2004 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $12,459,000 ($442.45)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $21,486,000 ($763.02)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,249,000 ($115.38)

6.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,955 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Finney County, KS  0.42% ($26,804 average AGI)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.28% ($35,529)
from Gray County, KS  0.25% ($46,533)


6.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,824 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.48% ($33,288 average AGI)
to Finney County, KS  0.42% ($24,288)
to Gray County, KS  0.38% ($40,447)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dodge City:

  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KDCC (1550 AM; 1 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dodge City:

  • K225AG (96.3 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KODC-LP (102.1 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH)
  • KOLS (95.5 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KONQ (91.9 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KZRD (93.9 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKJQ (97.3 FM; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: KBUF PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSH (96.3 FM; INGALLS, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSSA (105.9 FM; INGALLS, KS; Owner: KBUF PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJIL (99.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KHYM (103.9 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dodge City:

  • KSAS-LP (Channel 29; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K09VS (Channel 9; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KDCK (Channel 21; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KBSD-TV (Channel 6; ENSIGN, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KUPK-TV (Channel 13; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Dodge City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 111m364ftTotal length
  • $2,292,000Total costs
  • 116,669Total average daily traffic
  • 9,422Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 51950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 61990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dodge City, KS

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 178
  • Hazardous Condition: 92
  • Service Call: 23
  • Good Intent Call: 12

Incident types - Dodge City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dodge City, KS
Most common first names in Dodge City, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13476.6 years
Mary12878.5 years
William11374.1 years
James8475.2 years
Charles8076.6 years
Robert7473.3 years
George7077.1 years
Ruth5379.6 years
Helen5179.4 years
Margaret4980.3 years
Most common last names in Dodge City, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6177.5 years
Johnson4376.1 years
Brown3578.8 years
Miller3476.8 years
Davis3375.8 years
Williams2774.1 years
Jones2780.2 years
Moore2268.8 years
Taylor2180.1 years
Martin2162.4 years
Businesses in Dodge City, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1Maurices1
Arby's1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Best Western1Nike6
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut3
ColorTyme1Quiznos1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Curves1SAS Shoes1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Days Inn1Sears1
FedEx3Subway3
Foot Locker1Super 81
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1Toyota1
H&R Block1Travelodge1
Hobby Lobby1True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS8
KFC1Vans1
Kroger3Verizon Wireless2
La Quinta1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

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  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on current operations of parks and recreation per resident in 2004 in $"
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