Fort Dodge, Iowa Population 2021

23,352
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Fort Dodge is a city located in Webster County Iowa. It is also the county seat of Webster County. With a 2020 population of 23,352, it is the 25th largest city in Iowa and the 1648th largest city in the United States . Fort Dodge is currently declining at a rate of -1.13% annually and its population has decreased by -7.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,206 in 2010. Fort Dodge reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 16 miles, Fort Dodge has a population density of 1,456 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Dodge is $56,646 with a poverty rate of 15.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $652 per month, and the median house value is $93,600. The median age in Fort Dodge is 36.3 years, 34.1 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Fort Dodge Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Dodgewas:

  • White: 87.42%
  • Black or African American: 6.76%
  • Two or more races: 2.08%
  • Asian: 1.92%
  • Other race: 1.58%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Dodge, Iowa is 23,352 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,888.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,206.

Fort Dodge, Iowa Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202135,034-435-1.24%
202035,469-435-1.23%
201935,904-435-1.21%
201836,339-298-0.82%
201736,637-144-0.39%
201636,781-285-0.77%
201537,066-3-0.01%
201437,069-258-0.70%
201337,32740.01%
201237,323-422-1.13%
201137,745-134-0.36%
201037,8790.00%

Fort Dodge Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,22487.42%
Black or African American1,6416.76%
Two or More Races5052.08%
Asian4651.92%
Some Other Race3841.58%
American Indian and Alaska Native580.24%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander10.00%
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Fort Dodge Population by Race

Fort Dodge Population Pyramid $2021

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Fort Dodge Median Age

36.3


Total

34.1


Male

40.3


Female

Fort Dodge Adults

There are 19,175 adults, (4,174 of whom are seniors) in Fort Dodge.

Fort Dodge Age Dependency

61.8

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Dodge Sex Ratio

Female

11,630

47.90%

Male

12,648

52.10%

Fort Dodge Population by Age

Fort Dodge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Dodge Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female46.5%53.5%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male58.7%41.3%
All60.8%39.2%
Married83.2%16.8%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Dodge Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,1352.1260.8
Non Family4,8131.1848.2
Married3,5442.9783.2
Female1,1923.0946.5
Male5862.8458.7

2.87

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Fort Dodge Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4712.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,2908.10%
High School Graduate5,45334.23%
Some College3,61522.69%
Associates Degree1,93712.16%
Bachelors Degree2,30914.49%
Graduate Degree8555.37%
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Fort Dodge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Dodge Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White13,88312,4202,867
Black84671675
Hispanic72163684
Asian363310138
Other Race25124327
2+ Races11193
Native American4836

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 96.81%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 38.02%.

Fort Dodge Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,173$40,972$26,389
Less Than 9th Grade$28,080$34,261$23,289
High School Graduate$24,605$30,242$21,553
Some College$31,482$43,125$26,181
Bachelors Degree$45,227$57,537$33,182
Graduate Degree$58,403$54,736$68,182

$32,173

Average Earnings

$40,972

Average Male

$26,389

Average Female

Fort Dodge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Dodge Language by Age

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Fort Dodge Language

94.91% of Fort Dodge residents speak only English, while 5.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.25% of the population.

Fort Dodge Language

Fort Dodge Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,4802,45713.30%
Black1,11459953.77%
Hispanic1,36431523.09%
Multiple35012335.14%
Asian431163.71%
Native1616100.00%
Other37492.41%

15.99%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.61%

Male Poverty Rate

19.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Dodge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Dodge is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Dodge is Other, with 2.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.16%.

Fort Dodge Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.63%
High School17.48%
Some College12.71%
Bachelors or Greater3.21%

Fort Dodge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.87%
Male Unemployed34.32%
Female Employed12.09%
Male Employed4.67%

Fort Dodge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Dodge Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,886$56,646
Families$57,456$70,243
Married Families$72,047-
Non Families$28,698$38,570
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Income by Household Type

Fort Dodge Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

37.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.1%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Dodge Married by Age and Sex

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Fort Dodge Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fort Dodge Marital Status by Race

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Fort Dodge Marital Status

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1,573

Number of Veterans

1,435

Male Veterans

138

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam593
Second Gulf War347
Korea132
First Gulf War116
World War II104

Fort Dodge Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74400
55 to 64383
75+349
35 to 54261
18 to 34180

Fort Dodge Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4538.57%
Asian10925.17%
Hispanic697.21%
Black110.93%

Fort Dodge Veterans by Race

Fort Dodge Veterans by Education

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10.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Dodge Veterans by Education

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56.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Dodge Employment by Age

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Fort Dodge Employment by Race

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Fort Dodge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.05%

Born in Fort Dodge

96.14%

Native Born

3.86%

Foreign Born

2.45%

Non Citizen

1.41%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.14% of Fort Dodge residents were born in the United States, with 73.05% having been born in Iowa. 2.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Dodge Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,352-268-1.13%
202023,620-268-1.12%
201923,888-268-1.11%
201824,156-181-0.74%
201724,337-101-0.41%
201624,438-195-0.79%
201524,633-21-0.09%
201424,654-173-0.70%
201324,827610.25%
201224,766-270-1.08%
201125,036-83-0.33%
201025,119-17-0.01%
200025,136-758-0.30%
199025,894-3,529-1.27%
198029,423-1,840-0.60%
197031,2632,8640.97%
196028,3993,2841.24%
195025,1152,2110.93%
194022,9041,0090.45%
193021,8952,5481.24%
192019,3473,8042.21%
191015,5433,3812.48%
190012,1627,2919.58%
18904,8711,2853.11%
18803,5864911.48%
18703,0950.00%

Fort Dodge Population by Year