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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Scottwas:
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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Fort Scott
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.
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