Fort Dodge, Kansas

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Population in 2010: 165.
Males: 111  (67.5%)
Females: 54  (32.5%)
Median resident age:

62.1 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip code: 67843

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,583
Fort Dodge:

$52,583
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,112

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $120,108
Fort Dodge:

$120,108
KS:

$150,600

Median gross rent in 2017: $474.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Dodge: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.6%
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  • Races in Fort Dodge, KS (2010)
    • 15493.3%White alone
    • 53.0%Hispanic
    • 31.8%Black alone
    • 21.2%Two or more races
    • 10.6%American Indian alone
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Ancestries: American (57.0%), English (11.6%), Czech (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2460 feet

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (142.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (384.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Wilroads Gardens, KS (0.7 miles ),
Wright, KS (2.0 miles),
Dodge City, KS (2.2 miles ),
Ford, KS (3.5 miles ),
Spearville, KS (3.6 miles ),
Ensign, KS (4.1 miles ),
Minneola, KS (4.5 miles ),
Bucklin, KS (4.6 miles )

Latitude: 37.73 N, Longitude: 99.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

Distribution of median household income in Fort Dodge, KS in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

3.7%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.0. This is about average.

City:

77.0
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 25.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.0
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Fort Dodge-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Fort Dodge place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/4/2007, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 37.0 miles away from the place center killed 11 people and injured 63 people and caused $250 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Dodge-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 49% 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 94.9 miles away from the 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 90.8 miles away from Fort Dodge 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 271.7 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 328.6 miles away from Fort Dodge 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 276.4 miles away from Fort Dodge center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.4 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 (13).
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).

Hospitals and medical centers in Fort Dodge:

  • KANSAS SOLDIERS HOME (714 SHERIDAN UNIT 98)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Fort Dodge:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - DODGE CITY (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • MANOR OF THE PLAINS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • WESTERN PLAINS MEDICAL COMPLEX Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • WESTERN PLAINS REG HOSPITAL SN (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • TRINITY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • WESTERN PLAINS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)

Amtrak station near Fort Dodge:

  • 5 miles: 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.

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

  • Barton County Community College (about 81 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 113 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 140 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 141 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 141 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 145 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fort Dodge: Dodge City Pershing Barracks Post Hospital (A), Fort Dodge Kansas State Soldiers Home (B), Fort Dodge Museum (C), Fort Dodge Halsey Hall (D), Fort Dodge Eisenhower Hall (E), Fort Dodge Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fort Dodge: Fort Dodge Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Ford 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:

KANSAS SOLDIERS HOME (Address: UNIT 128 , Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 8 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

1.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

34.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
27 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Fort Dodge:

Marital status in Fort Dodge, KS
  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 5.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 58.8%
  • Divorced: 18.7%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Dodge:

  • High school or higher: 88.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Fort Dodge, KS (based on Ford County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Ford County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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
This county:

4.53 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ford County:

18.9%
Kansas:

13.4%

5.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,517 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Finney County, KS  0.46% ($30,424 average AGI)
from Gray County, KS  0.36% ($45,913)
from Seward County, KS  0.29% ($33,459)


7.33% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,681 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.33%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.57% ($40,014 average AGI)
to Finney County, KS  0.45% ($29,678)
to Miami-Dade County, FL  0.24% ($15,194)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Dodge:

  • 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.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, 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.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Dodge:

  • KOLS (95.5 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • K225AG (96.3 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, 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.)
  • KODC-LP (102.1 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Dodge:

  • KSAS-LP (Channel 29; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K09VS (Channel 9; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KBSD-TV (Channel 6; ENSIGN, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KDCK (Channel 21; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.4mTotal length
  • $439,000Total costs
  • 4,120Total average daily traffic
  • 998Total average daily truck traffic
  • 4,827Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.8 Mi Wsw (Lat: 37.725861 Lon: -99.968750), Structure height: 12 m, Call Sign: WNVU433,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.225 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2001, Expiration Date: 03/20/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/21/2011, Registrant: Mona Lee & Associates, LLC, 3730 Kirby Drive, Suite 1200, Pmb 165, Houston, TX 77098, Phone: (832) 230-1809, Fax: (713) 831-6899, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: N8MOK, Previous Call Sign: KB8JLY, Licensee ID: L00229124, Grant Date: 11/28/2001, Expiration Date: 12/10/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/11/2013, Registrant: Alfred L Harmon, 714 Sheridan Unit 98, Fort Dodge, KS 67843
  • Call Sign: W5ILR, Previous Call Sign: KH6ILR, Licensee ID: L00689097, Grant Date: 07/16/2010, Expiration Date: 07/16/2020, Cancellation Date: 08/07/2018, Certifier: Allan C Hubbert, Registrant: Allan C Hubbert, 714 Sheridan Street Unit 95, Fort Dodge, KS 67843
  • Call Sign: N5AAM, Previous Call Sign: N5BNC, Licensee ID: L01895377, Grant Date: 03/31/2017, Expiration Date: 03/31/2027, Cancellation Date: 06/26/2018, Certifier: Ronald L Bockelmann, Registrant: Ronald L Bockelmann, 714 Sheridan Unit 39, Fort Dodge, KS 67843
  • Call Sign: N0BW, Previous Call Sign: N5AAM, Licensee ID: L01895377, Grant Date: 06/26/2018, Expiration Date: 06/26/2028, Certifier: Ronald L Bockelmann, Registrant: Ronald L Bockelmann, 714 Sheridan Unit 39, Fort Dodge, KS 67843
  • Call Sign: N0ILR, Previous Call Sign: W5ILR, Licensee ID: L00689097, Grant Date: 08/07/2018, Expiration Date: 08/07/2028, Cancellation Date: 12/21/2018, Certifier: Allan C Hubbert, Registrant: Allan C Hubbert, 714 Sheridan Street Unit 95, Fort Dodge, KS 67843
  • Call Sign: W5ILR, Previous Call Sign: N0ILR, Licensee ID: L00689097, Grant Date: 12/21/2018, Expiration Date: 12/21/2028, Certifier: Allan C Hubbert, Registrant: Allan C Hubbert, 714 Sheridan Street Unit 95, Fort Dodge, KS 67843

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Dodge, KS
  • 62.3%Electricity
  • 37.7%Utility gas


Fort Dodge compared to Kansas state average:

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