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Population in 2012: 24,751 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 

Males: 12,423  (50.2%)
Females: 12,328  (49.8%)

Median resident age:  36.8 years
Iowa median age:  44.4 years

Zip codes: 50501.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,163 (it was $33,361 in 2000)
Fort Dodge:

$38,163
IA:

$50,957
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,255

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,044 (it was $64,000 in 2000)
Fort Dodge:

$82,044
IA:

$126,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $100,718; Detached houses: $103,528; Townhouses or other attached units: $142,400; In 2-unit structures: $69,329; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $75,585; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,573; Mobile homes: $20,578

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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  • White alone - 21,699 (86.4%)
  • Black alone - 1,480 (5.9%)
  • Hispanic - 1,229 (4.9%)
  • Two or more races - 403 (1.6%)
  • Asian alone - 230 (0.9%)
  • Other race alone - 46 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Dodge: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.8%), Irish (14.7%), Norwegian (8.2%), English (5.4%), Swedish (5.1%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 10/26/1869

Land area: 14.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,700 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fort Dodge:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 11.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Dodge city:

  • Never married: 37.0%
  • Now married: 41.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 12.7%

728 residents are foreign born (0.8% Asia).

This city:  2.9%
Iowa:  3.7%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 72 registered sex offenders living in Fort Dodge, Iowa as of May 12, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Fort Dodge to the number of sex offenders is 344 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,390 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,210 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ames, IA (43.5 miles , pop. 50,731).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (127.8 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (336.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Coalville, IA (2.3 miles ), Otho, IA (2.4 miles ), Moorland, IA (2.7 miles) , Badger, IA (2.8 miles ), Barnum, IA (3.1 miles) , Duncombe, IA (3.1 miles ), Clare, IA (3.2 miles) , Vincent, IA (3.2 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $108,700
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $129,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $131,900
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 26 buildings, average cost: $191,500

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Latitude: 42.51 N, Longitude: 94.18 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Mineral City

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,437 (+13.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,126 (80.7%)

Area code: 515

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Crime rates in Fort Dodge by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000220113010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.07.77.70.03.94.012.00.03.90.0
Rapes 201715614171187031423
per 100,000 76.667.759.524.053.865.842.931.627.90.011.955.391.7
Robberies 20232916271528342637231718
per 100,000 76.691.6115.064.1103.858.1109.3134.2103.6147.791.367.171.8
Assaults 123125163112122117991151381575310693
per 100,000 471.2497.8646.2448.7469.1453.0386.3454.0549.8626.5210.3418.3370.8
Burglaries 361415426429438375469333386351380232207
per 100,000 1383.11652.81688.81718.81684.11452.01830.01314.61537.81400.81507.7915.6825.4
Thefts 1,3821,3881,2541,2711,3291,2211,3331,0891,044862835834902
per 100,000 5294.85527.94971.35092.45110.04727.85201.34299.24159.43440.03313.03291.53596.8
Auto thefts 831031181221041221111339985556958
per 100,000 318.0410.2467.8488.8399.9472.4433.1525.1394.4339.2218.2272.3231.3
Arson 1337181315181419813171610
per 100,000 49.8147.471.452.157.769.754.675.031.951.967.463.139.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 514.2552.5567.5492.8539.3506.3516.8471.7478.4457.7335.5374.6390.4

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Crime rate in Fort Dodge detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 43 (40 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Iowa average:

1.72

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Fort Dodge, Iowa accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Iowa:

4.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -1,147 (-4.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Fort Dodge-area historical tornado activity is above Iowa state average. It is 207% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Fort Dodge city center .

On 5/4/1977, a category F4 tornado 2.2 miles away from the city center injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Webster County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Jeremy Williams (boxer) - Boxer, Jon Porter - Politician, Linda Evans (radical) - Activist, Corita Kent - Pop artist, Jeff Struecker - Novelist, Jo Oldson - Politician, Lisa Uhl - Track and field athlete, Paul Schell - Politician, Scott Bloomquist - Racing driver, Timothy G. O'Connell - Architect.

Main business address for: SMITHWAY MOTOR XPRESS CORP (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)), NORTH CENTRAL BANCSHARES INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospitals/medical centers in Fort Dodge:

  • RENAL CENTER OF FORT DODGE LLC (Dialysis Facility, 821 S 25TH ST)
  • IOWA HOME CARE, LLC (Home Health Center, 216 SOUTH 8TH STREET)
  • TRINITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, 802 KENYON ROAD)
  • WEBSTER COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, 330 FIRST AVENUE NORTH)
  • HOSPICE OF FORT DODGE (Hospital, 802 SOUTH KENYON ROAD)
  • NORTHWOODS LIVING (Hospital, 1470 21ST AVENUR NORTH)
  • TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, 802 KENYON RD)
  • FORT DODGE HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 728 14TH AVENUE NORTH)
  • FRIENDSHIP HAVEN, INC (Nursing Home, 420 SOUTH KENYON ROAD)
  • GREENLEAF (Nursing Home, 1305 NORTH 22ND STREET)
  • MARIAN HOME (Nursing Home, 2400 SIXTH AVENUE NORTH)
  • QHC FORT DODGE VILLA , LLC (Nursing Home, 2721 10TH AVENUE NORTH)
  • TRINITY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 802 SOUTH KENYON ROAD)

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Local government website: www.dodgenet.com/~mayorofdodge

Colleges/Universities in Fort Dodge:

  • Iowa Central Community College (Full-time enrollment: 3,064; Location: One Triton Circle; Public; Website: www.iowacentral.edu)
  • La James International College (FT enrollment: 128; Location: 2419 5th Avenue South; Private, for-profit; Website: lajames.net)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fort Dodge:

  • Iowa State University (about 43 miles; Ames, IA; Full-time enrollment: 24,738)
  • Buena Vista University (about 54 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • Des Moines Area Community College (about 61 miles; Ankeny, IA; FT enrollment: 8,947)
  • Drake University (about 69 miles; Des Moines, IA; FT enrollment: 4,382)
  • University of Northern Iowa (about 88 miles; Cedar Falls, IA; FT enrollment: 10,923)
  • Hawkeye Community College (about 95 miles; Waterloo, IA; FT enrollment: 3,189)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 111 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 2,536)

Public high schools in Fort Dodge:

Private high schools in Fort Dodge:

  • ST EDMOND CATHOLIC MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 436; Location: 501 N 22ND ST; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • HARVEST BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 55; Location: 614 2ND AVE S; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Fort Dodge:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fort Dodge:

  • ST EDMOND ELEMENTARY (Students: 408; Location: 2321 6TH AVE N; Grades: PK - 5)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 3058 10TH AVE N; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Fort Dodge, School District: FORT DODGE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in Fort Dodge:

  • FORT DODGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $698,378; Location: 424 CENTRAL AVE; 83,458 books; 2,045 e-books; 4,143 audio materials; 5,435 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 25 state licensed databases; 200 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • For 51 years until his death in 1971, Home of Karl L King, composer , circus musician and conductor of Fort Dodge Municipal Band. I think Library has a museum to King.
  • New private high school: Saint Edmond High School added by kas
  • Add: private high school--St. Edmond High School 501 N 22nd Street 320 students (9-12th grades Modify: there is no longer a Corpus Christi elementary school Add: St. Edmond Elementary & Middle School 501 N 22nd Street
  • St. Edmond Catholic High School Houses Preschool-Grade 12

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Notable locations in Fort Dodge: John Pray Water Treatment Plant (A), Fort Dodge Country Club (B), Fort Dodge (C), Fort Museum and Frontier Village (D), Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course (E), Webster County Jail (F), Fort Dodge Correctional Facility (G), Webster County Courthouse (H), Curious Kids' Museum (I), Blanden Memorial Art Museum Library (J), Blanden Memorial Art Museum (K), Webster County Law Enforcement Center (L), Fort Dodge Public Library (M), Fort Dodge Police Department (N), Fort Dodge Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Crossroads Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Fort Dodge include: Word of Life Chapel (A), Christian Science Church (B), Trinity Lutheran Church (C), Triumphant Church (D), Full Gospel Lighthouse Church (E), Riverside United Methodist Church (F), First Assembly of God Church (G), Church of Christ West Side (H), Apostolic Church of Deliverance (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), C C Carpenter Cemetery (2), Saint Olafs Cemetery (3), Saint Paul Cemetery (4), Corpus Christi Cemetery (5), Memorial Park Cemetery (6), North Lawn Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Deer Creek (A), Soldier Creek (B), Lizard Creek (C), Elkhorn Creek (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fort Dodge include: Snell-Crawford Park (1), Hydro Electric Park (2), Knollcrest Park (3), Reynolds Park (4), RD Mitchell Park (5), Veterans Memorial Park (6), Haskell Park (7), City Square Park (8), Linwood Hanson Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Fort Dodge Historical Foundation & Trading Post (Museums; Museum Road) (1), Opera House at FT Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; South Kenyon & Museum Road) (2), Amuse-O-Matic CO (Amusement & Theme Parks; 15 South 1st Street) (3), Sunset Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 1905 5th Avenue South) (4), Fort Museum (Museum Road) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Quality Inn Fort Dodge (2001 Highway 169 South) (1), Budget Host Inn (JCT Hwys 169 & 20) (2), Hilltop Motel (1149 3rd Avenue Northwest) (3), Comfort Inn Ft. Dodge (2938 5th Avenue South) (4), Super 8 Motel (3638 Maple Drive) (5), Economy Inn (3003 5th Avenue South) (6), Country Inn-Stes Fort Dodge (3259 5th Avenue South) (7), Days Inn Fort Dodge IA (3040 5th Avenue South) (8), Holiday Inn (2001 Highway 169 South) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Iowa State - Judicial Department- Juvenile Court Services (702 1st Avenue South) (1), Iowa State - Judicial Department- Clerk Of District Court (701 Central Avenue) (2), Social Security Administration - Fort Dodge (2315 2nd Avenue North) (3), Iowa State - Judicial Department- Public Defenders OFC (706 Central Avenue) (4), Iowa State - Judicial Department- Courtroom (701 Central Avenue) (5), Iowa State - District Court Administration- Judicial Department- District Court Administr (701 Central Avenue) (6), Iowa State - Judicial Department- Juvenile Referee (702 1st Avenue South) (7), United States Governmentfort Dodge - Clerk Of Court- Courts- District Court J (Federal Building) (8). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

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

FORT DODGE WATER SUPPLY (Address: 600 PHINNEY PARK DR , Population served: 26309, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
DEERWOOD ESTATES UTILITIES (Address: 2040 PARKER DR , Population served: 173, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JAN-18-2000), St Public Notif requested (JAN-18-2000), St Public Notif received (FEB-08-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-30-2000 to SEP-07-2000)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-09-1999), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-13-1999), St Public Notif requested (DEC-13-1999), St Public Notif received (DEC-29-1999), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-30-2000 to SEP-07-2000)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
COATS SUBDIVISION WATER SUPPLY (Address: 955 S 28TH , Population served: 158, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
CENTRAL WATER WORKS (Address: 23837 239TH AVE , Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Check/Repeat/Confirmation - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-03-2005), St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (AUG-04-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-2006)
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

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

  • BARNUM WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 195, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LAKESIDE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 65, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.3%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 43.6% for Black residents, 58.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.3% for American Indian residents, 47.2% for other race residents, 26.6% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fort Dodge, IA

People in group quarters in Fort Dodge in 2010:

  • 1,158 people in state prisons
  • 755 people in college/university student housing
  • 345 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 49 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 41 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 38 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Fort Dodge in 2000:

  • 599 people in nursing homes
  • 292 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 103 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 103 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 48 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in other group homes
  • 35 people in halfway houses
  • 30 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fort Dodge compared to Iowa state average:

Fort Dodge, Iowa environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.


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Banks with branches in Fort Dodge (2011 data):

  • First American Bank: Crossroads Branch at 114 North 27th Street, branch established on 1976/09/27; at 1207 Central Avenue, branch established on 1934/06/01. Info updated 2007/01/10: Bank assets: $1,369.8 mil, Deposits: $1,095.9 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Stark Bank Group, Ltd.
  • First Federal Savings Bank of Iowa: First Federal Savings Bank Of Iowa at 825 Central Avenue, branch established on 1954/10/01; 201 South 25th St Branch at 201 South 25th Street, branch established on 1954/10/01. Info updated 2011/08/19: Bank assets: $434.3 mil, Deposits: $364.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: North Central Bancshares, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Crossroads Branch at 406 South 25th Street, branch established on 1965/11/26; Fort Dodge Main Branch at 822 Central Avenue, branch established on 1882/08/05. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • United Bank of Iowa: Fort Dodge Branch at 1608 First Avenue South, branch established on 1990/03/16. Info updated 2011/01/04: Bank assets: $1,153.6 mil, Deposits: $906.0 mil, headquarters in Ida Grove, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: Ida Grove Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens State Bank: at 130 North 29th Street, branch established on 1986/06/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $130.9 mil, Deposits: $105.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Carroll County Bancshares, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Fort Dodge Main Branch at 723 First Avenue South, branch established on 1934/01/01. 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
  • First State Bank: at 3031 5th Avenue South, branch established on 2007/04/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $283.6 mil, Deposits: $217.7 mil, headquarters in Webster City, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Van Diest Investment Company
  • Northwest Bank: Fort Dodge Branch at 10 North 29th Street, branch established on 2003/05/05. Info updated 2012/03/07: Bank assets: $863.8 mil, Deposits: $728.0 mil, headquarters in Spencer, IA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Northwest Financial Corp.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Dodge, Iowa:

  • Days Inn Fort Dodge, 3040 5th Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 576-8000, Fax: (515) 576-8000
  • Comfort Inn Fort Dodge, 2928 E 5TH Ave, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 573-3731
  • Quality Inn, 2001 Hwy 169 S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 955-3621, Fax: (515) 955-3643
  • Comfort Inn, 2938 5TH Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 573-3731, Fax: (515) 573-3731
  • Super 8 Motel Fort Dodge, 3638 Maple Dr, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 576-8788, Fax: (515) 576-8314
  • Country Inn, 3259 5th Ave S, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 955-2259, Fax: (515) 576-4391
  • Best Western Starlite Village Inn & Suites, 1518 Third Ave NW, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 573-7177, Fax: (515) 573-3999
  • Americinn Lodge & Suites, 100 W Kenyon Rd, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 , Phone: (515) 576-2100, Fax: (515) 576-2700
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Dodge, Iowa

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Fort Dodge travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

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Religion statistics for Fort Dodge city (based on Webster County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 61.08%
Here61.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents29.2%20.5%15.8%14.5%4.4%
Congregations12.7%20.6%17.5%9.5%3.2%
Name Charismatic Churches IndependentAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of Christ The Evangelical Covenant ChurchOther
Adherents3.3%2.3%1.7%1.7%6.7%
Congregations3.2%3.2%3.2%4.8%22.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Webster County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 28
Webster County:

7.25 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Webster County:

8.3%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Webster County:

28.0%
State:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.6%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$15,281$45,8430$0
Other Government Administration 9$40,994$54,6591$1,196
Police Protection - Officers 37$149,215$48,3940$0
Police - Other 3$8,269$33,0760$0
Firefighters 31$116,275$45,0100$0
Streets and Highways 25$83,067$39,8720$0
Airports 5$17,823$42,7750$0
Welfare 3$9,142$36,5689$4,804
Solid Waste Management 9$23,448$31,2640$0
Sewerage 9$27,989$37,3190$0
Parks and Recreation 15$47,769$38,21516$2,500
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,596$45,5760$0
Natural Resources 4$10,271$30,8130$0
Water Supply 20$62,561$37,5370$0
Local Libraries 8$26,488$39,7322$1,638
Other and Unallocable 7$21,423$36,7252$1,530
Totals for Government 191$667,611$41,94430$11,668

Fort Dodge government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $6,185,000 ($249.89)
    Air Transportation: $701,000 ($28.32)
    Sewerage: $358,000 ($14.46)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,666,000 ($188.52)
    Police Protection: $2,758,000 ($111.43)
    Water Utilities: $2,194,000 ($88.64)
    Sewerage: $1,815,000 ($73.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,786,000 ($72.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,600,000 ($64.64)
    Regular Highways: $1,324,000 ($53.49)
    Solid Waste Management: $822,000 ($33.21)
    Public Welfare - Other: $594,000 ($24.00)
    Air Transportation: $478,000 ($19.31)
    Libraries: $465,000 ($18.79)
    Financial Administration: $153,000 ($6.18)
    Central Staff Services: $140,000 ($5.66)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $101,000 ($4.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $72,000 ($2.91)
    Health - Other: $58,000 ($2.34)
    General Public Buildings: $49,000 ($1.98)
    Parking Facilities: $48,000 ($1.94)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $22,000 ($0.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,328,000 ($53.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,778,000 ($71.84)
    Sewerage: $266,000 ($10.75)
    Housing and Community Development: $55,000 ($2.22)
    Libraries: $46,000 ($1.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($1.09)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($0.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($0.44)
    Air Transportation: $5,000 ($0.20)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $8,026,000 ($324.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $237,000 ($9.58)

Fort Dodge government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,000,000 ($121.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $948,000 ($38.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $947,000 ($38.26)
    All Other: $409,000 ($16.52)
    Parking Facilities: $102,000 ($4.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $38,000 ($1.54)
    Air Transportation: $33,000 ($1.33)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($0.53)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,669,000 ($107.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $211,000 ($8.52)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,550,000 ($62.62)
    Interest Earnings: $1,023,000 ($41.33)
    Rents: $162,000 ($6.55)
    Fines and Forfeits: $77,000 ($3.11)
    Sale of Property: $56,000 ($2.26)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($0.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,368,000 ($136.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,203,000 ($89.01)
    All Other: $1,067,000 ($43.11)
  • Tax - Property: $10,710,000 ($432.71)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,563,000 ($63.15)
    Other Selective Sales: $430,000 ($17.37)
    Other License: $316,000 ($12.77)
    Public Utilities Sales: $107,000 ($4.32)

Fort Dodge government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,099,000 ($1337.28)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,690,000 ($1320.75)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,720,000 ($231.10)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,470,000 ($221.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,737,000 ($110.58)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,328,000 ($94.06)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $250,000 ($10.10)

Fort Dodge government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,108,000 ($772.01)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,470,000 ($221.00)

4.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,124 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.97%
Iowa average:

6.30%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hamilton County, IA  0.38% ($37,170 average AGI)
from Calhoun County, IA  0.37% ($29,667)
from Humboldt County, IA  0.27% ($9,054)


5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Iowa average:

6.47%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  0.58% ($36,333 average AGI)
to Calhoun County, IA  0.42% ($30,305)
to Story County, IA  0.27% ($36,526)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Dodge:

  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Dodge:

  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KMXD (100.3 FM; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KLTI-FM (104.1 FM; AMES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KQWC-FM (95.7 FM; WEBSTER CITY, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KTLB (105.9 FM; TWIN LAKES, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Dodge:

  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Fort Dodge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fort Dodge)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 76 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fort Dodge, IA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Dodge)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fort Dodge)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 38 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 158
  • Hazardous Condition: 60
  • Service Call: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 5

Incident types - Fort Dodge


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Dodge, IA
Businesses in Fort Dodge, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1McDonald's2
Applebee's1Menards1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance3
Best Western1Nike3
Blockbuster1OfficeMax1
Burger King1Payless1
Carson Pirie Scott1Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
FedEx4Sears1
Foot Locker1Slumberland1
GameStop1Starbucks1
Goodwill1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Hardee's1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1Target1
Jones New York3The Room Place1
KFC1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy3U.S. Cellular2
Lane Furniture1UPS8
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans2
Long John Silver's1Village Inn1
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walmart1
Maurices1
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Fort Dodge on our top lists:

  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
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  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in halfway houses"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index per police officer in 2005-2006"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $ (population 10,000+)"
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Total of 44 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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