Living in Fort Scott, KS

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Updated: 2020-03-11

Fort Scott SnackAbility

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

Fort Scott, KS Crime Report

296
Total Crimes
3,805.1
Total Crimes / 100k People
48.15%
Above National Average

Fort Scott, KS Cost Of Living

73
Fort Scott's Overall Cost Of Living
0.7x
Lower Than The National Average

Fort Scott, Kansas Info Snack

Fort Scott is a city in and the county seat of Bourbon County, Kansas, United States, 88 miles (142 km) south of Kansas City, on the Marmaton River. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 8,087. It is the home of the Fort Scott National Historic Site and the Fort Scott National Cemetery. Fort Scott is named for Gen. Winfield Scott.
Population
7,800
Unemployment
3.2%
Poverty
18.8%
Median Home
$62,300
Median Income
$32,576
Median Rent
$617

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Rankings for Fort Scott in Kansas

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Map Of Fort Scott, KS

Population over time in Fort Scott

Year Population % Change
2017 7,800 -0.3%
2016 7,822 -0.4%
2015 7,852 -0.5%
2014 7,893 -0.8%
2013 7,957 -0.6%
2012 8,003 -0.5%
2011 8,045 -0.4%
2010 8,075 -0.6%
2009 8,125 -
Crime/100k Fort Scott KS USA
Violent Crime 475.6 439.0 368.9
Murder 0.0 3.9 5.0
Robbery 12.9 53.0 86.2
Aggravated Assault 424.2 328.3 246.8
Property Crime 3329.5 2633.9 2199.5
Burglary 681.3 430.6 376.0
Larceny 2365.3 1933.9 1594.6
Car Theft 282.8 269.4 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Fort Scott

White
86.6% (6,751)
African American
4.9% (381)
American Indian
0.4% (35)
Asian
1.7% (129)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.0% (0)
Two Or More
3.2% (248)
Hispanic
3.3% (256)
Race Fort Scott KS USA
White 86.6% 76.1% 61.1%
African American 4.9% 5.6% 12.3%
American Indian 0.4% 0.7% 0.7%
Asian 1.7% 2.8% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.0% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.2% 2.9% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.3% 11.7% 17.8%

Household Income For Fort Scott, Kansas

Less than $10,000
9.0% (70,443)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.3% (80,193)
$15,000 to $24,999
16.6% (129,675)
$25,000 to $34,999
18.0% (140,643)
$35,000 to $49,999
15.2% (118,218)
$50,000 to $74,999
13.4% (104,568)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.8% (84,581)
$100,000 to $149,999
3.3% (26,081)
$150,000 to $199,999
1.2% (9,750)
$200,000 or more
2.0% (15,843)
Income Fort Scott KS USA
Less than $10,000 9.0% 5.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.3% 4.4% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 16.6% 9.4% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 18.0% 10.2% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 15.2% 14.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 13.4% 18.9% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.8% 13.1% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 3.3% 14.2% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 1.2% 5.2% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 2.0% 4.9% 7.0%

Gender in Fort Scott

Female
54.7% (4,263)
Male
45.3% (3,537)
Gender Fort Scott KS USA
Female 54.7% 50.2% 50.8%
Male 45.3% 49.8% 49.2%

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

< 9th Grade
4.0% (312)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (468)
High School / GED
30.0% (2,340)
Some College
33.0% (2,574)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (702)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (936)
Master's Degree
3.0% (234)
Professional Degree
2.0% (156)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (78)
Education Fort Scott KS USA
< 9th Grade 4.0% 4.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 30.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 33.0% 23.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 3.0% 9.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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