Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2024

7,785

Fort Scott is a city located in Bourbon County Kansas. Fort Scott has a 2024 population of 7,785. It is also the county seat of Bourbon County.Fort Scott is currently growing at a rate of 1.1% annually and its population has increased by 3.28% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,538 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Scott is $63,361 with a poverty rate of 15.48%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Scott is 38.3 years, 37.4 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Fort Scott Demographics

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

  • White: 88.66%
  • Two or more races: 6.45%
  • Black or African American: 4.32%
  • Other race: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.12%
  • Native American: 0.05%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
5.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,405.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.28% (247)
The current population of Fort Scott, Kansas is 7,785 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,538.

Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,71188.66%
Two or more races4886.45%
Black or African American3274.32%
Other race300.4%
Asian90.12%
Native American40.05%
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 Scott Population by Race

Fort Scott Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Scott Median Age

38.3

Total

37.4

Male

41.6

Female

Fort Scott Adults

There are 5,877 adults, (1,662 of whom are seniors) in Fort Scott.

Fort Scott Age Dependency

79.6

Age Dependency Ratio

39.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Scott Sex Ratio

Female4,11554.37%
Male3,45445.63%

Fort Scott Population by Age

Fort Scott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,4702.0660.439.6
Non Family1,4971.1349.750.3
Married1,4062.5580.219.8
Female4343.4638.961.1
Male1332.8941.458.6
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2.68

Average Family Size

2.06

Average Household Size

60.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Scott 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 Scott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 22.51%.

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$35,464

Average Earnings

$40,176

Average Male

$26,563

Average Female

Fort Scott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Scott Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Scott Language

97.75% of Fort Scott residents speak only English, while 2.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Fort Scott Language

Fort Scott Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,24984113.46%
Multiple45115333.92%
Hispanic2085425.96%
Black2455321.63%
Native44100%
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15.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.99%

Male Poverty Rate

17.55%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Scott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is White, with 13.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.66%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.95%.

Fort Scott Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.87%
High School15.4%
Some College5.94%
Bachelors or Greater4.72%
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Fort Scott Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed76.25%
Male Unemployed43.28%
Male Employed10.35%
Female Employed7.52%
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Fort Scott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Scott Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Scott Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Scott Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Scott Marriage

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

Fort Scott Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Scott Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

486

Number of Veterans

464

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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Fort Scott Veterans by War

count

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Fort Scott Veterans by Age

count

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Fort Scott Veterans by Race

Fort Scott Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.71%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.89%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Scott Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Scott Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Scott Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Scott 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

66.9%

Born in Fort Scott

99.37%

Native Born

0.63%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

0.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.37% of Fort Scott residents were born in the United States, with 66.9% having been born in Kansas. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fort Scott Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,210851.05%
20288,125851.06%
20278,040851.07%
20267,955851.08%
20257,870851.09%
20247,785851.1%
20237,700851.12%
20227,615851.13%
20217,530-8-0.11%
20207,538-151-1.96%
20197,689-30-0.39%
20187,719-31-0.4%
20177,750-13-0.17%
20167,763-65-0.83%
20157,828-42-0.53%
20147,870-23-0.29%
20137,893-28-0.35%
20127,921-43-0.54%
20117,964-105-1.3%
20108,069-228-2.75%
20008,297-65-0.78%
19908,362-531-5.97%
19808,893-74-0.83%
19708,967-443-4.71%
19609,410-925-8.95%
195010,335-222-2.1%
194010,557-206-1.91%
193010,763700.65%
192010,6932302.2%
191010,4631411.37%
190010,322-1,624-13.59%
189011,9466,574122.38%
18805,3721,19828.7%
18704,174
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Fort Scott Population by Year