The City of Fort Dodge had a population of 24,342 as of July 1, 2020. 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 42.4975 and longitude -94.168 in Webster County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Dodge 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.
|Total Population||24,342 (100%)|
|Population in Households||22,111 (90.8%)|
|Population in Families||16,259 (66.8%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||2,231 ( 9.2%)|
|Median Household Income||$39,684|
|Average Household Income||$56,208|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||10%|
|Per Capita Income||$23,606|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||11,146 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,629 (59.5%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||3,356 (30.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,161 (10.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$95,138|
|Average Home Value||$132,379|
|Housing Affordability Index3||200|
|Average Household Size||2.21|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.67%|
|Per Capita Income||1.5%|
|Owner Occupied HU||-0.36%|
The table below compares Fort Dodge to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 21||98th|
|Population Density||# 90||91st|
|Median Household Income||# 986||2nd|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 311||31st|
|Per Capita Income||# 940||7th|
|Diversity Index||# 61||94th|
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