Fort Scott is a city located in Bourbon County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Bourbon County. With a 2020 population of 7,671, it is the 46th largest city in Kansas and the 3729th largest city in the United States . Fort Scott is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -5.14% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,087 in 2010. Fort Scott reached it's highest population of 11,946 in 1890. Spanning over 6 miles, Fort Scott has a population density of 1,385 people per square mile.
The average household income in Fort Scott is $48,499 with a poverty rate of 18.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $622 per month, and the median house value is $58,400. The median age in Fort Scott is 38.4 years, 37.3 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.