Fort Dodge, Iowa Population 2024

23,883

Fort Dodge is a city located in Webster County Iowa. Fort Dodge has a 2024 population of 23,883. It is also the county seat of Webster County.Fort Dodge is currently declining at a rate of -1.59% annually and its population has decreased by -3.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,861 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Dodge is $74,691 with a poverty rate of 15.1%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Dodge is 37.2 years, 35 years for males, and 40.7 years for females.

Fort Dodge Demographics

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

  • White: 83.91%
  • Two or more races: 6.59%
  • Black or African American: 4.89%
  • Other race: 2.7%
  • Asian: 1.62%
  • Native American: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
16.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,488.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.93% (-978)
The current population of Fort Dodge, Iowa is 23,883 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 24,861.

Fort Dodge, Iowa Population 2024

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Fort Dodge Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,85283.91%
Two or more races1,6386.59%
Black or African American1,2144.89%
Other race6722.7%
Asian4031.62%
Native American710.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fort Dodge Population by Race

Fort Dodge Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Dodge Median Age

37.2

Total

35

Male

40.7

Female

Fort Dodge Adults

There are 19,680 adults, (4,634 of whom are seniors) in Fort Dodge.

Fort Dodge Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Dodge Sex Ratio

Female11,94548.07%
Male12,90551.93%

Fort Dodge Population by Age

Fort Dodge Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,4022.1363.336.7
Non Family5,1971.175050
Married3,5753.0682.517.5
Female9783.2165.434.6
Male6523.046040
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2.93

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

63.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Dodge Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Dodge Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Dodge Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 96.21%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.68%.

Fort Dodge Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,823

Average Earnings

$52,944

Average Male

$32,369

Average Female

Fort Dodge Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Dodge Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Dodge Language

94.02% of Fort Dodge residents speak only English, while 5.98% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.

Fort Dodge Language

Fort Dodge Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,5132,25112.16%
Hispanic1,65552531.72%
Multiple1,27948437.84%
Black75730640.42%
Asian3678623.43%
Native333090.91%
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15.1%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.39%

Male Poverty Rate

19.7%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Dodge

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Dodge is Native, with 90.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Dodge is White, with 12.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.6%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.79%.

Fort Dodge Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.65%
High School14.06%
Some College10.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.46%
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Fort Dodge Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60%
Male Unemployed14.72%
Female Employed9.15%
Male Employed4.68%
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Fort Dodge Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Dodge Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Dodge Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

36.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.4%

Male Marriage Rate

36.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Dodge Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Fort Dodge Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Dodge Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,487

Number of Veterans

1,309

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

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Fort Dodge Veterans by War

count

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Fort Dodge Veterans by Age

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Fort Dodge Veterans by Race

Fort Dodge Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Dodge Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.4%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Dodge Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Dodge Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Dodge Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.24%

Born in Fort Dodge

96.51%

Native Born

3.49%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.51% of Fort Dodge residents were born in the United States, with 73.24% having been born in Iowa. 2.64% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,948-387-1.73%
202822,335-387-1.7%
202722,722-387-1.67%
202623,109-387-1.65%
202523,496-387-1.62%
202423,883-387-1.59%
202324,270-387-1.57%
202224,657-387-1.55%
202125,0441830.74%
202024,8619173.83%
201923,944-233-0.96%
201824,177-169-0.69%
201724,346-114-0.47%
201624,460-187-0.76%
201524,647-15-0.06%
201424,662-174-0.7%
201324,836640.26%
201224,772-269-1.07%
201125,041-78-0.31%
201025,119-17-0.07%
200025,136-758-2.93%
199025,894-3,529-11.99%
198029,423-1,840-5.89%
197031,2632,86410.08%
196028,3993,28413.08%
195025,1152,2119.65%
194022,9041,0094.61%
193021,8952,54813.17%
192019,3473,80424.47%
191015,5433,38127.8%
190012,1627,291149.68%
18904,8711,28535.83%
18803,58649115.86%
18703,095
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Fort Dodge Population by Year