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Population in 2012: 7,934 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.4%
 

Males: 3,805  (48.0%)
Females: 4,129  (52.0%)

Median resident age:  35.2 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $34,566 (it was $26,871 in 2000)
Fort Scott:

$34,566
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,914

Fort Scott city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,624 (it was $43,700 in 2000)
Fort Scott:

$68,624
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,225; Detached houses: $76,638; Townhouses or other attached units: $70,148; In 2-unit structures: $94,174; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $111,599; Mobile homes: $43,710

Median gross rent in 2012: $603.

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  • White alone - 7,254 (90.2%)
  • Black alone - 361 (4.5%)
  • Hispanic - 199 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 150 (1.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 59 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 22 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fort Scott: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Fort Scott, Kansas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Fort Scott is mentioned 131 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: United States (25.2%), German (19.7%), Irish (8.9%), English (8.0%), Dutch (2.1%), French (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 5.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,462 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Fort Scott:

  • High school or higher: 84.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Scott city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 47.8%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

54 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.7%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Fort Scott, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Fort Scott to the number of sex offenders is 721 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 2012: $1,153 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $981 (1.6%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (72.5 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (86.2 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (367.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Richards, MO (3.1 miles) , Redfield, KS (3.1 miles) , Deerfield, MO (3.3 miles) , Fulton, KS (3.5 miles) , Stotesbury, MO (3.5 miles) , Arcadia, KS (3.8 miles ), Moundville, MO (3.8 miles) , Uniontown, KS (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2001: 16 buildings, average cost: $24,600
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $63,300
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $101,700
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $90,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.84 N, Longitude: 94.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,554 (+19.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,454 (75.3%)

Area code: 620

Fort Scott household income distribution Fort Scott home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Fort Scott by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 110000000
per 100,000 12.312.30.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 412752225
per 100,000 49.212.324.887.063.125.425.124.662.3
Robberies 946655201
per 100,000 110.649.474.374.663.163.525.10.012.5
Assaults 344133282340202245
per 100,000 417.9506.1408.7348.0290.3508.3251.3270.3560.3
Burglaries 103160957566709414479
per 100,000 1266.01975.11176.5932.1833.1889.61181.11769.5983.7
Thefts 404303335245247218289266246
per 100,000 4965.63740.34148.63045.03117.92770.43631.13268.63063.1
Auto thefts 221817192115162819
per 100,000 270.4222.2210.5236.1265.1190.6201.0344.1236.6
Arson 1294542343
per 100,000 147.5111.149.562.150.525.437.749.237.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.2) 480.1447.4381.5360.4325.3323.0315.7349.0368.7

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 25 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Kansas average:

2.68

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Fort Scott, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -141 (-1.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Printing workers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Customer service representatives (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Fort Scott-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 153% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Fort Scott city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 2/28/2007, a category F4 tornado 29.8 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Fort Scott-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.4 miles away from Fort Scott center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 87.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bourbon County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Clark M. Clifford, Gordon Parks - Actor, Hugh Samuel Johnson - Administrator, Richard Christy - Heavy metal drummer, Andy LaRoche - Baseball player, Elmer McCollum - Biochemist, George Newcomb - Old West, William D. Hawkins - Marine Corps Medal of Honor recipient, Bob Kinney - Basketball player, Brett Hildabrand - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fort Scott: William Dean Hawkins.


Hospitals/medical centers in Fort Scott:

  • MERCY HOMECARE (Home Health Center, 902 SOUTH HORTON)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL-FORT SCOTT (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 401 WOODLAND HILLS BLVD)
  • ARKHAVEN AT FORT SCOTT (Nursing Home, 737 HEYLMAN ST)
  • FORT SCOTT MANOR (Nursing Home, 736 HEYLMAN ST)
  • MEDICALODGES FORT SCOTT (Nursing Home, 915 S HORTON PO BOX 510)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL SNF (Nursing Home, 821 BURKE ST)

Political contributions by individuals in Fort Scott, KS

Airports and heliports located in Fort Scott:


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College/University in Fort Scott:

  • Fort Scott Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,123; Location: 2108 S Horton; Public; Website: www.fortscott.edu)

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

  • Pittsburg State University (about 31 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 53 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 73 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,210)
  • Crowder College (about 74 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 76 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 76 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)
  • University of Central Missouri (about 83 miles; Warrensburg, MO; FT enrollment: 7,698)

Public high school in Fort Scott:

Private high school in Fort Scott:

  • FORT SCOTT CHRISTIAN HEIGHTS (Students: 60; Location: 1101 S BARBEE ST; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fort Scott:

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Library in Fort Scott:

  • FORT SCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $286,883; Location: 201 S. NATIONAL; 50,682 books; 966 audio materials; 1,472 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Childhood home of director and photographer Gordon Parks.

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Notable locations in Fort Scott: Bourbon County Fairgrounds (A), Fort Scott Country Club (B), Bourbon County Sheriff's Department Jail (C), Fort Scott Police Department (D), Bourbon County Courthouse (E), Bourbon County Sheriff's Department (F), Scott Township District 5 Fire Department Station 2 (G), Southeast Kansas Multi - County Health Department Bourbon County (H), Fort Scott Public Library (I), Ralph Richards Museum (J), Fort Scott Fire Department (K), Fort Scott Public Works (L), Fort Scott City Hall (M), Fort Scott Memorial Hall (N), Buck Run Community Center (O), Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce (P), Presbyterian Manors of Mid - America (Q), Bourbon County Chapter American Red Cross (R). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Scott include: Community Christian Church (A), Community of Christ (B), Faith Christian Center (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Christian Church (E), First Church of God (F), First Church of the Nazarene (G), First Presbyterian Church (H), First Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fort Scott National Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Buck Run (A), Mill Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fort Scott include: Gunn Park (1), Fort Scott National Historic Site (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Old Fort Genealogical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 502 South National Avenue), United States Government Offices - Fort Scott National Historic Site (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Old Fort Boulevard), Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau (231 East Wall Street).

Hotels: Azure Sky Motel (902 East Wall Street), 1st Interstate Inn (2222 South Main Street), Lyons' Victorian Mansion (742 South National), Heritage Inn & Suites (2505 South Main Street), Shawnee Trails Restaurant (101 State Street), Best Western Fort Scott Inn (101 State Street), Red Ram Motel (701 N National Ave), Courtland Hotel (121 East 1st Street).

Courts: Bourbon-County - District Court Judge (210 South National Avenue), Bourbon-County - Court Services- Adult Probation Office- Domestic (210 South National Avenue), Bourbon-County - Adult Probation Office- Court Services (210 South National Avenue).

 
Bourbon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average.
City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.245. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.245
U.S.:

0.464
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.417
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.39
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.13
U.S.:

9.59

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

FORT SCOTT, CITY OF (Population served: 7990, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Carbon, Total-Organic. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2006)
BOURBON CO RWD 2C (Population served: 6438, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-21-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1993 and DEC-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-1993), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-1993), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-1993), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1993)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1992 and JUN-24-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-1993), St Intentional no-action (JUL-22-1993)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.3% for Black residents, 53.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 68.1% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
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: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Fort Scott, KS

People in group quarters in Fort Scott in 2010:

  • 187 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 175 people in college/university student housing
  • 42 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Fort Scott in 2000:

  • 132 people in nursing homes
  • 87 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 31 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 31 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in other group homes

Fort Scott compared to Kansas state average:

Fort Scott, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Banks with branches in Fort Scott (2011 data):

  • The City State Bank: Fort Scott Branch at 202 Scott Avenue, branch established on 2002/12/13; at 1012 Highway 69, branch established on 1920/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $33.1 mil, Deposits: $29.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: City Bancshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank, National Association: Drive-In Bank Branch at 23rd And South 69 Highway, branch established on 1977/01/17; at 200 South Main Street, branch established on 1884/04/05. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $273.4 mil, Deposits: $181.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Capital Corporation
  • UMB National Bank of America: Fort Scott Branch at 324 South National, branch established on 1997/04/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $825.6 mil, Deposits: $401.1 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation
  • Union State Bank: Fort Scott Branch at 1009 South Clark Street, branch established on 1991/02/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $40.9 mil, Deposits: $33.0 mil, headquarters in Uniontown, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Union State Bancshares, Inc.
  • Landmark National Bank: Fort Scott Branch at 2205 South Main St, branch established on 1899/01/01. 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.
  • The Liberty Savings Association, FSA: The Liberty Savings Association, Fsa at 24 S Judson, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $38.3 mil, Deposits: $32.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • UMB Bank, National Association: Fourth And National Branch at 324 South National, branch established on 1962/03/10. Info updated 2007/12/13: Bank assets: $11,205.9 mil, Deposits: $8,538.8 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Umb Financial Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Scott, Kansas:

  • Best Western Fort Scott Inn, 101 State St, Fort Scott, KS 66701 , Phone: (620) 223-0100
  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 2505 S 69 Hwy, Fort Scott, KS 66701 , Phone: (620) 768-7000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Scott, Kansas

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Fort Scott travel time to work - commute


Fort Scott mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fort Scott city (based on Bourbon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.71%
Here51.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents21.0%18.9%15.9%5.6%5.3%
Congregations29.7%2.7%8.1%5.4%2.7%
Name Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.0%4.4%4.0%3.5%16.4%
Congregations2.7%5.4%2.7%2.7%37.8%
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: 2
Bourbon County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Bourbon County:

4.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bourbon County:

28.7%
State:

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

17.6%
State:

13.4%

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$11,214$33,6421$221
Other Government Administration 5$17,325$41,5801$859
Judicial and Legal 2$3,775$22,6500$0
Police Protection - Officers 21$59,202$33,8300$0
Police - Other 8$13,738$20,6071$613
Firefighters 12$37,058$37,0585$2,699
Streets and Highways 14$29,995$25,7102$746
Airports 1$2,588$31,0561$713
Sewerage 7$17,061$29,2470$0
Parks and Recreation 6$12,990$25,9803$1,370
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,662$43,9440$0
Water Supply 14$32,327$27,7091$321
Other and Unallocable 0$0 8$1,669
Totals for Government 95$240,935$30,43423$9,211

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,256,000 ($158.31)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,073,000 ($135.24)
    Police Protection: $952,000 ($119.99)
    General - Other: $900,000 ($113.44)
    Regular Highways: $617,000 ($77.77)
    Central Staff Services: $533,000 ($67.18)
    Sewerage: $531,000 ($66.93)
    Air Transportation: $372,000 ($46.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $298,000 ($37.56)
    Libraries: $246,000 ($31.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $61,000 ($7.69)
    Health - Other: $37,000 ($4.66)
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($3.91)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $25,000 ($3.15)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($3.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $529,000 ($66.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $3,834,000 ($483.24)
    Regular Highways: $433,000 ($54.58)
    Sewerage: $193,000 ($24.33)
    Local Fire Protection: $97,000 ($12.23)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($11.60)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $85,000 ($10.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $34,000 ($4.29)
    Central Staff Services: $25,000 ($3.15)
    Air Transportation: $25,000 ($3.15)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($2.02)
    Housing and Community Development: $12,000 ($1.51)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($1.13)
    Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,043,000 ($509.58)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $118,000 ($14.87)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,073,000 ($135.24)
    Air Transportation: $162,000 ($20.42)
    All Other: $39,000 ($4.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $20,000 ($2.52)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $92,000 ($11.60)
    Housing and Community Development: $40,000 ($5.04)
    All Other: $30,000 ($3.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $644,000 ($81.17)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $560,000 ($70.58)
    Interest Earnings: $255,000 ($32.14)
    Rents: $149,000 ($18.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $104,000 ($13.11)
    Special Assessments: $82,000 ($10.34)
    Donations From Private Sources: $26,000 ($3.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,433,000 ($180.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $242,000 ($30.50)
    General Local Government Support: $72,000 ($9.07)
    All Other: $45,000 ($5.67)
  • Tax - Property: $1,995,000 ($251.45)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,214,000 ($153.01)
    Public Utilities Sales: $800,000 ($100.83)
    Other Selective Sales: $74,000 ($9.33)
    Other License: $34,000 ($4.29)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,810,000 ($2118.73)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,120,000 ($1779.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,460,000 ($436.10)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,166,000 ($146.96)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $1,124,000 ($141.67)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $770,000 ($97.05)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $42,000 ($5.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,901,000 ($995.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,333,000 ($168.01)

6.11% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,481 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.11%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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 Crawford County, KS  1.14% ($20,800 average AGI)
from Linn County, KS  0.46% ($27,875)
from Vernon County, MO  0.32% ($25,706)


6.82% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,826 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.82%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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 Crawford County, KS  0.98% ($22,192 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.53% ($28,857)
to Vernon County, MO  0.41% ($36,318)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Scott:

  • KMDO (1600 AM; 1 kW; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KNEM (1240 AM; 1 kW; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Scott:

  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KNMO-FM (97.5 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K206CH (89.1 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Scott:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Fort Scott, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 8
  • Fatalities: 19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 48
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 266
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 112 meters (367ft)
Total costs: $3,986,000
Total average daily traffic: 91,972
Total average daily truck traffic: 10,122

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 12
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fort Scott, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fort Scott)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Fort Scott, KS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fort Scott)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fort Scott)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 286
  • Hazardous Condition: 68
  • Service Call: 39
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Fort Scott


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Scott, KS

Most common first names in Fort Scott, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14475.9 years
Mary14381.1 years
Charles11576.5 years
William11476.3 years
James9774.3 years
George6979.3 years
Robert6472.4 years
Dorothy6079.9 years
Helen5782.3 years
Ruth5580.8 years
Most common last names in Fort Scott, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6575.5 years
Brown5877.0 years
Johnson5077.9 years
Miller4376.5 years
Davis4179.4 years
Jones3775.3 years
Hall3580.2 years
Campbell3480.2 years
Williams2881.7 years
Moore2274.9 years
Businesses in Fort Scott, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1True Value1
KFC1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular2
Lane Furniture1UPS1
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Pizza Hut1Walmart1

Fort Scott on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of arson incidents 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+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
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