The City of Fort Dodge had a population of 25,053 as of July 1, 2016. Fort Dodge ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Fort Dodge is located at latitude 42.5099 and longitude -94.1757 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Dodge (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,112 feet.
The City of Fort Dodge (GNIS ID: 467843) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
The City of Fort Dodge is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster County.
Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Dodge population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.
|Population in Households||22,786|
|Population in Familes||16,911|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||2,267|
|Average Household Size||2.22|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||11,222 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,676 (59.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,567 (31.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||979 ( 8.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$90,620|
|Average Home Value||$118,749|
|Median Household Income||$40,418|
|Average Household Income||$55,367|
|Per Capita Income||$24,271|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||3.45%|
|Per Capita Income||2.05%|
The table below compares Fort Dodge to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 20||98th|
|Population Density1||# 85||92nd|
|Diversity Index2||# 68||93rd|
|Median Household Income||# 934||8th|
|Per Capita Income||# 752||26th|
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