Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2022

7,444
map placeholder

Fort Scott is a city located in Bourbon County Kansas. Fort Scott has a 2020 population of 7,444. It is also the county seat of Bourbon County. Fort Scott is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -1.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,552 in 2010.

The average household income in Fort Scott is $48,499 with a poverty rate of 18.17%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $701 per month, and the median house value is $64,500. The median age in Fort Scott is 38.4 years, 37.3 years for males, and 40.5 years for females.

Fort Scott Demographics

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

  • White: 88.54%
  • Black or African American: 5.55%
  • Two or more races: 5.28%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Other race: 0.23%
  • Native American: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Scott, Kansas is 7,444 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,552.

Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,83188.54%
Black or African American4285.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.13%
Asian210.27%
Some Other Race180.23%
Two or More Races4075.28%
Loading...

Fort Scott Population by Race

Fort Scott Population Pyramid 2022

Loading...

Fort Scott Median Age

39.2


Total

37.9


Male

39.5


Female

Fort Scott Adults

There are 5,826 adults, (1,640 of whom are seniors) in Fort Scott.

Fort Scott Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Scott Sex Ratio

Female

4,190

54.31%

Male

3,525

45.69%

Fort Scott Population by Age

Fort Scott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

map placeholder

Fort Scott Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82%18%
All63.7%36.3%
Non Family50.9%49.1%
Female48.5%51.5%
Male38.5%61.5%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Scott Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3282.1963.7
Married1,4422.9382
Male1092.7138.5
Female3923.2348.5
Non Family1,3851.0950.9

2.84

Average Family Size

2.19

Average Household Size

Loading...

Fort Scott Households by Type

Loading...
Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1733.41%
9th to 12th Grade3516.91%
High School Graduate1,56930.90%
Some College1,43228.20%
Associates Degree53710.58%
Bachelors Degree72914.36%
Graduate Degree2875.65%
Loading...

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,5334,1221,016
Native American77
Asian2121
Hispanic8881
Black275225
2+ Races15498
Other Race7

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.41%.

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Race

Loading...
Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,554$31,489$24,785
Less Than 9th Grade$25,602$27,250$
High School Graduate$23,245$27,903$15,357
Some College$30,391$32,173$28,125
Bachelors Degree$35,742$36,801$25,938
Graduate Degree$38,087$38,674$

$27,554

Average Earnings

$31,489

Average Male

$24,785

Average Female

Fort Scott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Scott Language by Age

Loading...

Fort Scott Language

97.12% of Fort Scott residents speak only English, while 2.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.48% of the population.

Fort Scott Language

Fort Scott Poverty by Race

Loading...
Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native10660.00%
Black35721159.10%
Multiple38520051.95%
White6,28686313.73%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic1623219.75%

18.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.48%

Male Poverty Rate

18.73%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Scott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is Native, with 60.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is Hispanic, with 19.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.41%.

Fort Scott Poverty

Loading...
Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.97%
High School24.31%
Some College9.99%
Bachelors or Greater9.51%

Fort Scott Poverty Rate by Education

Loading...
Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.64%
Male Unemployed4.05%
Female Employed11.00%
Female Unemployed54.55%

Fort Scott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Scott Income by Household Type

Loading...
Name Median Mean
Households$37,279$52,124
Families$53,245$61,557
Married Families$64,375-
Non Families$20,876$37,135
Loading...

Income by Household Type

Fort Scott Marital Status

map placeholder

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.3%

Male Marriage Rate

44.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Scott Married by Age and Sex

Loading...

Fort Scott Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Fort Scott Marital Status by Race

map placeholder

Fort Scott Marital Status

Loading...

394

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War91
First Gulf War28
Vietnam160
Korea5
World War II50

Fort Scott Veterans by War

Loading...
Age Group Veterans
18 to 3422
35 to 5475
55 to 6442
65 to 74128
75+127

Fort Scott Veterans by Age

Loading...
Name Veterans % of Total
White3717.10%
Black102.85%
Other Race7100.00%
2+ Races62.76%
Hispanic1613.68%

Fort Scott Veterans by Race

Fort Scott Veterans by Education

Loading...

15.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Scott Veterans by Education

Loading...

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Scott Employment by Age

Loading...

Fort Scott Employment by Race

Loading...

Fort Scott Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Loading...

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Loading...

67.78%

Born in Fort Scott

99.24%

Native Born

0.76%

Foreign Born

0.10%

Non Citizen

0.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.24% of Fort Scott residents were born in the United States, with 67.78% having been born in Kansas. 0.10% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Scott Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18704,1740.00%
18805,3721,1982.56%
189011,9466,5748.32%
190010,322-1,624-1.45%
191010,4631410.14%
192010,6932300.22%
193010,763700.07%
194010,557-206-0.19%
195010,335-222-0.21%
19609,410-925-0.93%
19708,967-443-0.48%
19808,893-74-0.08%
19908,362-531-0.61%
20008,297-65-0.08%
20108,087-210-0.26%
20118,033-54-0.67%
20127,979-54-0.67%
20137,925-54-0.68%
20147,871-54-0.68%
20157,817-54-0.69%
20167,763-54-0.69%
20177,709-54-0.70%
20187,655-54-0.70%
20197,601-54-0.71%
20207,552-49-0.64%
20217,498-54-0.72%
20227,444-54-0.72%

Fort Scott Population by Year