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Fort Dodge, Iowa - Basic Facts

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.


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Fort Dodge, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 25,053
Population in Households 22,786
Population in Familes 16,911
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,267
Population Density1 1,561
Diversity Index2 29
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,243
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 5,833
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

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
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,418
Average Household Income $55,367
Per Capita Income $24,271
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% -0.29%
Households -0.05% -0.23%
Families -0.05% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.45%
Per Capita Income   2.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Fort Dodge, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

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.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
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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