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.