Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Fort Dodge is 23,888. Fort Dodge, Iowa is the 1,601st largest city in the US.
Fort Dodge is located entirely in Webster County.
The peak population of Fort Dodge was in 1990, when its population was 26,297. In 1990, Fort Dodge was the 1,066th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 1,601st largest city in the US. Fort Dodge is currently 9.2% smaller than it was in 1990.
Fort Dodge has shrunk 9.1% since the year 2000. Fort Dodge, Iowa's growth is extremely below average. 93% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
The total voting age population of Fort Dodge, Iowa, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 18,634. The voting age population is 52.3% male and 47.7% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 17.2% of the residents of Fort Dodge are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Fort Dodge are 87.4% White, 6.8% Black, 2.1% Two or more races, 1.9% Asian, 1.6% Other and 0.2% American Indian. Additionally, 6.2% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Fort Dodge, 16.0% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 20.5%. On a per-household basis, 11.5% of families are below the poverty line in Fort Dodge.
Among those aged 16 and older, 56.2% of Fort Dodge residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.9% of Fort Dodge residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 19.9% have a bachelor's degree and 5.4% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Fort Dodge residents aged 5 and older, 5.1% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.4% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.9% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Fort Dodge is 4.9%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Fort Dodge, 12.8% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Fort Dodge is $40,886.
In Fort Dodge, 60.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 39.2% of housing units in Fort Dodge.
Of all the housing units in Fort Dodge, 34.1% of them were build before 1940.
In Fort Dodge, 6.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 720 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Fort Dodge is $652.
In Fort Dodge, 74.1% of households have an active broadband internet connection.
|Year||Population||Rank in US|
|1600||Seal Beach, California||23,896||-1.1%|
|1601||Fort Dodge, Iowa||23,888||-9.1%|
|1604||North Augusta, South Carolina||23,845||34.3%|
|1611||Van Buren, Arkansas||23,683||24.1%|
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