Living in Fort Dodge, IA

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Fort Dodge SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8
Diversity
7
Safety
3
Amenities
8.5
Education
8
Commute
9.5

Fort Dodge, IA Crime Report

1,226
Total Crimes
5,038.8
Total Crimes / 100k People
96.19%
Above National Average

Fort Dodge, IA Cost Of Living

85
Fort Dodge's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Fort Dodge, Iowa Info Snack

Fort Dodge is a city in and the county seat of Webster County, Iowa, United States, along the Des Moines River. The population was 25,206 in the 2010 census, an increase from 25,136 in the 2000 census. Fort Dodge is a major commercial center for North Central and Northwest Iowa. It is located on U.S. Routes 20 and 169.
Population
24,417
Unemployment
4.9%
Poverty
17.8%
Median Home
$91,000
Median Income
$40,271
Median Rent
$633

Fort Dodge, IA Photos

Rankings for Fort Dodge in Iowa

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Map Of Fort Dodge, IA

Population over time in Fort Dodge

Year Population % Change
2017 24,417 -0.6%
2016 24,566 -0.2%
2015 24,626 -0.7%
2014 24,789 -0.2%
2013 24,846 -0.5%
2012 24,972 -0.5%
2011 25,109 -0.5%
2010 25,230 -0.4%
2009 25,323 -
Crime/100k Fort Dodge IA USA
Violent Crime 620.6 250.1 368.9
Murder 4.1 1.7 5.0
Robbery 74.0 29.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 452.1 187.9 246.8
Property Crime 4418.2 1691.5 2199.5
Burglary 563.1 352.6 376.0
Larceny 3616.8 1190.4 1594.6
Car Theft 238.4 148.5 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Fort Dodge

White
84.2% (20,571)
African American
6.7% (1,639)
American Indian
0.3% (69)
Asian
1.8% (445)
Hawaiian
0.0% (1)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
1.3% (327)
Hispanic
5.6% (1,365)
Race Fort Dodge IA USA
White 84.2% 86.1% 61.1%
African American 6.7% 3.4% 12.3%
American Indian 0.3% 0.3% 0.7%
Asian 1.8% 2.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 1.3% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.6% 5.9% 17.8%

Household Income For Fort Dodge, Iowa

Less than $10,000
8.1% (197,742)
$10,000 to $14,999
7.2% (176,045)
$15,000 to $24,999
13.7% (334,091)
$25,000 to $34,999
14.5% (354,555)
$35,000 to $49,999
16.0% (391,293)
$50,000 to $74,999
16.3% (397,457)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.2% (250,260)
$100,000 to $149,999
10.0% (244,589)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.4% (58,681)
$200,000 or more
1.5% (36,984)
Income Fort Dodge IA USA
Less than $10,000 8.1% 5.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 7.2% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13.7% 9.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 14.5% 9.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 16.0% 13.7% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 16.3% 19.3% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.2% 14.2% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 10.0% 14.7% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.4% 4.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.5% 4.2% 7.0%

Gender in Fort Dodge

Female
48.3% (11,783)
Male
51.7% (12,633)
Gender Fort Dodge IA USA
Female 48.3% 50.4% 50.8%
Male 51.7% 49.6% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Fort Dodge for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
2.0% (488)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (1,709)
High School / GED
34.0% (8,301)
Some College
23.0% (5,615)
Associate's Degree
13.0% (3,174)
Bachelor's Degree
15.0% (3,662)
Master's Degree
4.0% (976)
Professional Degree
1.0% (244)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (244)
Education Fort Dodge IA USA
< 9th Grade 2.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 5.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 34.0% 31.0% 27.0%
Some College 23.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 13.0% 11.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 15.0% 19.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 4.0% 6.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Fort Dodge

Overall User Rating
2.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

I am from Fort Dodge. I can absolutely assure you this town is NOT redneck. It is full of thug wannabes, criminals, and it's terrible. Maybe do more research before you make such disgusting claims. This is an insult to actual Iowa rednecks.

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