Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2020

7,789

Fort Scott is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 7,789, it is the 45th largest city in Kansas and the 3691st largest city in the United States. Fort Scott is currently growing at a rate of 0.15% annually but its population has decreased by -3.68% 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 1,406 people per square mile.

The average household income in Fort Scott is $48,830 with a poverty rate of 18.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $617 per month, and the median house value is $62,300. The median age in Fort Scott is 37.9 years, 36.4 years for males, and 40.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 83.0 males.

Fort Scott Demographics

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

  • White: 89.71%
  • Black or African American: 4.88%
  • Two or more races: 3.18%
  • Asian: 1.65%
  • Native American: 0.45%
  • Other race: 0.13%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Fort Scott, Kansas is 7,789, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,765.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,087.

Fort Scott, Kansas Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,99789.71%
Black or African American3814.88%
Two or More Races2483.18%
Asian1291.65%
American Indian and Alaska Native350.45%
Some Other Race100.13%

Fort Scott Population Pyramid 2020

Fort Scott Median Age

37.9


Total

36.4


Male

40.2


Female

Fort Scott Adults

There are 5,909 adults, (1,591 of whom are seniors) in Fort Scott.

Fort Scott Age Dependency

80.6

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Scott Sex Ratio

Female

4,263

54.65%

Male

3,537

45.35%

Fort Scott Households and Families

Fort Scott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Fort Scott Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.5%22.5%
All60.1%39.9%
Female51.5%48.5%
Male51.5%48.5%
Non Family45.6%54.4%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,2002.360.1
Married1,3533.1777.5
Non Family1,2841.145.6
Female4602.9851.5
Male1032.8851.5

2.99

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

4.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Fort Scott Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2204.32%
9th to 12th Grade3045.97%
High School Graduate1,50229.50%
Some College1,66032.61%
Associates Degree4679.17%
Bachelors Degree62512.28%
Graduate Degree3136.15%

Fort Scott Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,6164,162924
Black20117011
Hispanic127124
Multiple Races61253
Asian5858
Native American2828
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 20.02%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,248$30,795$23,789
Less Than High School$16,528$19,907$6,625
High School Grad$27,326$34,018$23,406
Some College$26,824$26,981$25,694
Bachelors Degree$31,382$43,365$23,714
Graduate Degree$42,361$65,682$36,417

$27,248

Average Earnings

$30,795

Average Male

$23,789

Average Female

Fort Scott Language

Fort Scott Language by Age

Fort Scott Language

97.92% of Fort Scott residents speak only English, while 2.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.46% of the population.

Fort Scott Poverty

Fort Scott Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,4051,01515.85%
Multiple23014663.48%
Black28214350.71%
Hispanic2245625.00%
Native331133.33%

18.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.06%

Male Poverty Rate

19.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Scott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is Multiple, with 63.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Scott is White, with 15.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.89%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.47%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.59%
High School17.92%
Some College13.76%
Bachelors or Greater5.70%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed66.67%
Male Unemployed19.18%
Female Employed12.52%
Male Employed8.22%

Fort Scott Income

Fort Scott Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,576$48,830
Families$42,583$57,567
Married Families$53,646-
Non Families$20,597$33,691

Fort Scott Marital Status

Fort Scott Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

43.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Scott Married by Age and Sex

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

Fort Scott Veterans

447

Number of Veterans

425

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam244
World War II84
Second Gulf War58
First Gulf War44
Korea
Name Veterans % of Total
White4197.81%
Hispanic1611.43%
Indian1446.67%
Black113.77%
Other3100.00%

$Fort Scott Veterans by Education

10.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

58.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Scott Employment Status

51.3%

Labor Force Participation

49.1%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Scott Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.13%

Born in Kansas

97.27%

Native Born

2.73%

Foreign Born

0.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.27% of Fort Scott residents were born in the United States, with 69.13% having been born in Kansas. 0.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,789120.15%
20197,777120.15%
20187,765-11-0.14%
20177,776120.15%
20167,764-57-0.73%
20157,821-39-0.50%
20147,860-26-0.33%
20137,886-27-0.34%
20127,913-43-0.54%
20117,956-106-1.31%
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%