Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2021

7,671
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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.

Fort Scott Demographics

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

  • White: 89.95%
  • Black or African American: 4.34%
  • Two or more races: 4.25%
  • Asian: 1.14%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Other race: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Scott, Kansas is 7,671 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,710.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,087.

Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,96489.95%
Black or African American3364.34%
Two or More Races3294.25%
Asian881.14%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.19%
Some Other Race100.13%
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Fort Scott Population by Race

Fort Scott Population Pyramid $2021

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Fort Scott Median Age

38.4


Total

37.3


Male

40.5


Female

Fort Scott Adults

There are 5,776 adults, (1,490 of whom are seniors) in Fort Scott.

Fort Scott Age Dependency

80.6

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Scott Sex Ratio

Female

4,239

54.75%

Male

3,503

45.25%

Fort Scott Population by Age

Fort Scott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fort Scott Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
All60.8%39.2%
Female51.5%48.5%
Non Family45.8%54.2%
Male39%61%

60.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fort Scott Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,0802.3860.8
Married1,3223.279.6
Non Family1,2491.1145.8
Female4043.5551.5
Male1052.5939

3.09

Average Family Size

2.38

Average Household Size

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Fort Scott Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2024.04%
9th to 12th Grade3727.44%
High School Graduate1,54230.86%
Some College1,56431.30%
Associates Degree4649.29%
Bachelors Degree60212.05%
Graduate Degree2515.02%
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Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,5644,070850
Black1781433
Hispanic128125
2+ Races8543
Asian3333
Native American99
Other Race3

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 18.62%.

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,181$30,990$22,738
Less Than 9th Grade$21,250$26,078$
High School Graduate$24,291$28,560$14,556
Some College$30,537$31,597$29,295
Bachelors Degree$24,813$44,079$20,927
Graduate Degree$36,136$44,375$35,284

$27,181

Average Earnings

$30,990

Average Male

$22,738

Average Female

Fort Scott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Scott Language by Age

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Fort Scott Language

97.58% of Fort Scott residents speak only English, while 2.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.29% of the population.

Fort Scott Language

Fort Scott Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,40897815.26%
Multiple31320164.22%
Black23311147.64%
Hispanic1901910.00%
Native12650.00%

18.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.70%

Male Poverty Rate

18.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Scott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is Multiple, with 64.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is Hispanic, with 10.00% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.97%.

Fort Scott Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.91%
High School20.56%
Bachelors or Greater10.31%
Some College9.40%

Fort Scott Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed28.13%
Male Unemployed11.48%
Female Employed11.39%
Male Employed10.73%

Fort Scott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Scott Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,417$48,499
Families$47,672$56,531
Married Families$54,508-
Non Families$20,744$34,279
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Income by Household Type

Fort Scott Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.2%

Male Marriage Rate

43.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Scott Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Fort Scott Marital Status

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399

Number of Veterans

391

Male Veterans

8

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam198
World War II55
Second Gulf War41
First Gulf War36
Korea

Fort Scott Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74166
75+139
35 to 5456
55 to 6422
18 to 3416

Fort Scott Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3867.28%
Hispanic149.15%
Black103.60%
Other Race3100.00%

Fort Scott Veterans by Race

Fort Scott Veterans by Education

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16.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.15%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Scott Veterans by Education

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51.9%

Labor Force Participation

50.3%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Scott Employment by Age

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Fort Scott Employment by Race

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Fort Scott Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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68.83%

Born in Fort Scott

97.99%

Native Born

2.01%

Foreign Born

0.21%

Non Citizen

1.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.99% of Fort Scott residents were born in the United States, with 68.83% having been born in Kansas. 0.21% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20217,671-13-0.17%
20207,684-13-0.17%
20197,697-13-0.17%
20187,710-34-0.44%
20177,744-14-0.18%
20167,758-60-0.77%
20157,818-43-0.55%
20147,861-26-0.33%
20137,887-27-0.34%
20127,914-43-0.54%
20117,957-105-1.30%
20108,062-235-0.29%
20008,297-65-0.08%
19908,362-531-0.61%
19808,893-74-0.08%
19708,967-443-0.48%
19609,410-925-0.93%
195010,335-222-0.21%
194010,557-206-0.19%
193010,763700.07%
192010,6932300.22%
191010,4631410.14%
190010,322-1,624-1.45%
189011,9466,5748.32%
18805,3721,1982.56%
18704,1740.00%

Fort Scott Population by Year