Fort Scott, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 7,697 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 
Males: 3,468  (45.1%)
Females: 4,229  (54.9%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 66701.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,897 (it was $26,871 in 2000)
Fort Scott:

$36,897
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,936 (it was $14,997 in 2000)

Fort Scott city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $62,744 (it was $43,700 in 2000)
Fort Scott:

$62,744
KS:

$163,200

Median gross rent in 2019: $630.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fort Scott: 73.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.2%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.6% for Black residents, 10.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents, 64.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fort Scott, KS (2019)
    • 6,71086.6%White alone
    • 3534.6%Two or more races
    • 3254.2%Black alone
    • 2373.1%Hispanic
    • 881.1%Asian alone
    • 150.2%American Indian alone

Races in Fort Scott detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Fort Scott, Kansas as of May 15, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Scott is 225 to 1.


Crime rates in Fort Scott by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(87.0)
5
(63.1)
2
(25.4)
2
(25.1)
2
(24.6)
5
(62.3)
6
(76.1)
9
(114.0)
6
(76.7)
6
(77.0)
5
(64.7)
3
(38.6)
2
(25.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
6
(74.6)
5
(63.1)
5
(63.5)
2
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
4
(50.7)
1
(12.7)
6
(76.7)
5
(64.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.9)
2
(25.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
28
(348.0)
23
(290.3)
40
(508.3)
20
(251.3)
22
(270.3)
45
(560.3)
47
(595.9)
55
(696.5)
38
(485.8)
31
(397.8)
30
(388.3)
33
(424.2)
35
(452.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
75
(932.1)
66
(833.1)
70
(889.6)
94
(1,181)
144
(1,769)
79
(983.7)
78
(989.0)
95
(1,203)
104
(1,330)
84
(1,078)
63
(815.5)
53
(681.3)
3
(38.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
245
(3,045)
247
(3,118)
218
(2,770)
289
(3,631)
266
(3,269)
246
(3,063)
217
(2,751)
254
(3,216)
271
(3,465)
207
(2,657)
222
(2,874)
184
(2,365)
68
(879.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(236.1)
21
(265.1)
15
(190.6)
16
(201.0)
28
(344.1)
19
(236.6)
13
(164.8)
16
(202.6)
19
(242.9)
25
(320.8)
16
(207.1)
22
(282.8)
7
(90.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(62.1)
4
(50.5)
2
(25.4)
3
(37.7)
4
(49.2)
3
(37.4)
3
(38.0)
2
(25.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.5)
1
(12.9)
3
(38.6)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index367.5331.7329.4321.9355.9375.9387.7463.3432.6367.8318.1284.5164.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fort Scott, KS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 22 (21 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.72
Kansas average:

2.41
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Ancestries: American (26.8%), Irish (15.9%), German (11.5%), English (5.2%), Scottish (2.3%), Polish (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1860

Elevation: 846 feet

Land area: 5.43 square miles.

Population density: 1,419 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Scott, Kansas map

159 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America).

This city:

2.1%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,522 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,046 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.84 N, Longitude: 94.70 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,014 (+26.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,265 (75.4%)

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Fort Scott, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Fort Scott, KS in 2019
Fort Scott satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $62,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Fort Scott, KS residents
Average permit cost in Fort Scott, KS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Kansas:

5.3%
Historical population in Fort Scott, KS
Historical housing units in Fort Scott, KS
Most common industries in Fort Scott, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.1%)
  • Educational services (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.7%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.9%)
  • Health care (7.2%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (15.2%)
  • Educational services (12.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common occupations in Fort Scott, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Printing workers (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.2%)
  • Printing workers (4.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)

Average climate in Fort Scott, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Scott, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 50.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.70. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.70
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.495. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.495
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Fort Scott-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 70% 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 above Kansas state average. It is 619% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 156.8 miles away from Fort Scott center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from Fort Scott center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from Fort Scott center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 239.6 miles away from Fort Scott center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 195.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bourbon County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Scott topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fort Scott:

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

Airports and heliports located in Fort Scott:

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College/University in Fort Scott:

  • Fort Scott Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,515; 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: 6,838)
  • Allen County Community College (about 39 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 53 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 67 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Baker University (about 71 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 72 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Southwest Baptist University (about 73 miles; Bolivar, MO; FT enrollment: 2,783)

Public high school in Fort Scott:

Private high schools in Fort Scott:

  • FORT SCOTT CHRISTIAN HEIGHTS (Students: 86, Location: 1101 S BARBEE ST, Grades: KG-12)
  • CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER (Students: 73, Location: 3200 LIBERTY BELL RD STE 100, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fort Scott:

See full list of schools located in Fort Scott

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

Bourbon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

FORT SCOTT, CITY OF (Population served: 7,934, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Single Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-13-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-25-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JAN-2008
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-03-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-03-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-28-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2006), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-13-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006)
BOURBON CO RWD 2C (Population served: 7,200, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JUL-01-1992, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-1993), St Intentional no-action (JUL-22-1993)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Fort Scott:

Marital status in Fort Scott, KS
  • Never married: 31.2%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Scott:

  • High school or higher: 88.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Fort Scott
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,95923
Mainline Protestant2,76113
Catholic1,6001
Other4145
Black Protestant3742
None7,065-
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: 2
Bourbon County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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
Bourbon County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bourbon County:

28.7%
Kansas:

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

17.6%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.8%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.1%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Fort Scott:

29.1
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.5%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fort Scott:

13.9%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fort Scott:

34.1%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Fort Scott:

53.9%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.8%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Scott, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 21$72,461$41,4060$0
Firefighters 14$50,237$43,0601$114
Water Supply 11$30,935$33,7470$0
Parks and Recreation 9$26,637$35,51613$4,731
Fire - Other 9$24,035$32,0471$273
Streets and Highways 9$25,993$34,6570$0
Other Government Administration 7$36,536$62,6330$0
Sewerage 6$18,932$37,8640$0
Financial Administration 3$14,444$57,7760$0
Other and Unallocable 2$3,167$19,0021$96
Airports 2$6,252$37,5120$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,680$56,1600$0
Health 1$4,818$57,8161$935
Solid Waste Management 1$3,543$42,5160$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,451$41,4121$1,755
Totals for Government 97$326,120$40,34518$7,905

Fort Scott government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,607,000 ($208.78)
    Police Protection: $1,338,000 ($173.83)
    Sewerage: $1,193,000 ($155.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,133,000 ($147.20)
    Local Fire Protection: $902,000 ($117.19)
    Regular Highways: $619,000 ($80.42)
    Central Staff Services: $392,000 ($50.93)
    Air Transportation: $261,000 ($33.91)
    Libraries: $246,000 ($31.96)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000 ($17.93)
    Financial Administration: $103,000 ($13.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,920,000 ($509.29)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,087,000 ($141.22)

Fort Scott government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,145,000 ($148.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $336,000 ($43.65)
    Air Transportation: $156,000 ($20.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $214,000 ($27.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $124,000 ($16.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,609,000 ($338.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $55,000 ($7.15)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $3,336,000 ($433.42)
    Property: $2,056,000 ($267.12)
    Other License: $50,000 ($6.50)

Fort Scott government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,129,000 ($1965.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,716,000 ($1781.99)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,413,000 ($183.58)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $662,000 ($86.01)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $620,000 ($80.55)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $42,000 ($5.46)

Fort Scott government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,066,000 ($788.10)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $648,000 ($84.19)

5.64% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($35,670 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.64%
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 Crawford County, KS  0.69% ($23,139 average AGI)
to Vernon County, MO  0.48% ($29,080)
to Johnson County, KS  0.38% ($53,750)
Businesses in Fort Scott, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Curves1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
FedEx1Taco Bell1
Ford1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy1UPS1
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
McDonald's1Walmart1

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fort Scott fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Fort Scott fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 679ft / 207mTotal length
  • $10,901,000Total costs
  • 165,456Total average daily traffic
  • 22,008Total average daily truck traffic
  • 151,773Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fort Scott, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 61920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 131980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
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: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fort Scott, KS)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (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: 40 (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: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 158. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 286 took place in 2006, and the least - 73 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Fort Scott, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (56.7%), and Structure Fires (27.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fort Scott, KS
    • 1,52056.7%Outside Fires
    • 74727.9%Structure Fires
    • 34312.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 722.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Scott, KS

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

  • Microtel Inn & Suites, 2505 S 69 Hwy, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701 , Phone: (620) 768-7000
  • Sleep Inn & Suites - Fort Scott, 302 E Wall St, Fort scott, Kansas 66701 , Phone: (620) 223-2555, Fax: (620) 223-2544
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Scott, Kansas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Scott, KS
  • 73.6%Utility gas
  • 20.5%Electricity
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Scott, KS
  • 64.3%Utility gas
  • 35.7%Electricity


Fort Scott compared to Kansas state average:

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

Fort Scott on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospices or homes for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
There are 18 pilots and 10 other airmen in this city.
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  • Ward Kraft, Inc. (4)
  • Donald D. Banwart (3)
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Total of 41 patent applications in 2008-2021.