|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Fort Scott is 7,513. Fort Scott, Kansas is the 3,807th largest city in the US.
Fort Scott is located entirely in Bourbon County.
The peak population of Fort Scott was in 1990, when its population was 8,454. In 1990, Fort Scott was the 2,798th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 3,807th largest city in the US. Fort Scott is currently 11.1% smaller than it was in 1990.
Fort Scott has shrunk 9.4% since the year 2000. Fort Scott, Kansas's growth is extremely below average. 95% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
Fort Scott has a population density of 1,457.6 people per square mile.
|3801||White Oak, Pennsylvania||7,523||-11.9%|
|3802||Great Neck Plaza, New York||7,522||16.2%|
|3807||Fort Scott, Kansas||7,513||-9.4%|
|3808||Southwest Ranches, Florida||7,502||4.9%|
|3811||Berlin, New Jersey||7,497||20.3%|
The total voting age population of Fort Scott, Kansas, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 5,760. The voting age population is 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 19.2% of the residents of Fort Scott are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Fort Scott are 90.0% White, 4.3% Black, 4.2% Two or more races, 1.1% Asian, 0.2% American Indian and 0.1% Other. Additionally, 3.0% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Fort Scott, 18.2% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 20.9%. On a per-household basis, 12.5% of families are below the poverty line in Fort Scott.
Among those aged 16 and older, 51.9% of Fort Scott residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 88.5% of Fort Scott residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 17.1% have a bachelor's degree and 5.0% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Fort Scott residents aged 5 and older, 2.4% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home, 1.3% speak an Indo-European language, and 1.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Fort Scott is 3.1%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Fort Scott, 11.0% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Fort Scott is $35,417.
In Fort Scott, 60.8% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 39.2% of housing units in Fort Scott.
Of all the housing units in Fort Scott, 38.3% of them were build before 1940.
In Fort Scott, 4.8% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 190 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Fort Scott is $622.
In Fort Scott, 72.5% of households have an active broadband internet connection.