Fort Scott, KS

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2022 Population
7,569
0.132% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.3
3.28% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.5%
7.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$45,206
11.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$82,300
18.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
3,214
3.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fort Scott, KS had a population of 7.57k people with a median age of 38.3 and a median household income of $45,206. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fort Scott, KS declined from 7,579 to 7,569, a −0.132% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,417 to $45,206, a 11.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Scott, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.24%), White (Hispanic) (2.43%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.449%).

None of the households in Fort Scott, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.7% of the residents in Fort Scott, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Fort Scott, KS are Fort Scott Community College (441 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Fort Scott, KS was $82,300, and the homeownership rate was 60.4%.

Most people in Fort Scott, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Scott, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fort Scott, KS is home to a population of 7.57k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.634% of Fort Scott, KS residents were born outside of the country (48 people).

In 2022, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.53k people) in Fort Scott, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 454 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 321 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Fort Scott, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Scott, KS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Scott, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.53k ± 141
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    454 ± 133
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    321 ± 112
3.36%
Hispanic Population
254 people

In 2022, there were 14.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.53k people) in Fort Scott, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 454 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 321 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.36% of the people in Fort Scott, KS are hispanic (254 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Scott, KS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.634%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
48 people
0.818%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
62 people

As of 2022, 0.634% of Fort Scott, KS residents (48 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Scott, KS was 0.818%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    124 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    122 ± 69
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    46 ± 38

Fort Scott, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.02 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fort Scott, KS employs 3.21k people. The largest industries in Fort Scott, KS are Manufacturing (825 people), Retail Trade (398 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (350 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($85,875), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($80,481), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($72,750).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

3.21k
2022 Value
± 386
3.34%
1 Year growth
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Scott, KS grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 3.11k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Scott, KS, are Production Occupations (589 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (351 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (317 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Scott, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.21k
2022 Value
± 386
3.34%
1 Year growth
± 16.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fort Scott, KS grew at a rate of 3.34%, from 3.11k employees to 3.21k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Scott, KS, are Manufacturing (825 people), Retail Trade (398 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Scott, KS, though some of these residents may live in Fort Scott, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,864
Median earning men ± $3,388
$26,406
Median earning women ± $6,797

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($132,672), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($123,068), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($50,368).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($66,818), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,889), and Public Administration ($34,527).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Fort Scott, KS awarded 441 degrees. The student population of Fort Scott, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 686 male students and 813 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Fort Scott, KS are White (364 and 83.3%), followed by Black or African American (29 and 6.64%), Hispanic or Latino (26 and 5.95%), and Two or More Races (11 and 2.52%).

The largest universities in Fort Scott, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Scott Community College (441 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Fort Scott, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (146 and 33.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (105 and 23.8%), and Welding Technology (36 and 8.16%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,499 students enrolled in Fort Scott, KS, 45.8% men and 54.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,191 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Fort Scott, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 146 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Fort Scott, KS according to their major.

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Universities

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Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
441 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Scott Community College with 441 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 181 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Fort Scott, KS, which is 0.696 times less than the 260 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 364 degrees mean that there were 12.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($1,860) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,740) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fort Scott, KS was $82,300 in 2022, which is 0.292 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $69,600 to $82,300, a 18.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Scott, KS is 60.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fort Scott, KS have an average commute time of 15.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Scott, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Scott, KS is $45,206. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Fort Scott, KS was Census Tract 9558 with a value of $60,335, followed by Census Tract 9559 and Census Tract 9560, with respective values of $54,167 and $43,048.

Property

$82,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,583
$2,095
Median Property Taxes
±$325

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Scott, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fort Scott, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.4%
Homeownership
2022
60.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.4% of the housing units in Fort Scott, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9558
  2. Census Tract 9559
  3. Census Tract 9560

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Scott, KS was Census Tract 9558 with a value of $60,335, followed by Census Tract 9559 and Census Tract 9560, with respective values of $54,167 and $43,048.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Scott, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$45,206
Median Household Income
± $6,232
3.47k
Number of Households
± 420

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.47k households in Fort Scott, KS grew to $45,206 from the previous year's value of $40,417.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Scott, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Scott, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (66.8%)
  2. Carpooled (17.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (11%)

In 2022, 66.8% of workers in Fort Scott, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (17.7%) and those who worked at home (11%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Scott, KS have a shorter commute time (15.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Fort Scott, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Scott, KS (1.11k out of 7.14k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Scott, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Fort Scott, KS has health coverage, with 40.5% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 10.5% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bourbon County, KS see 1817 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.2% decrease from the previous year (2093 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3609 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1444 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,817 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bourbon County, KS

Primary care physicians in Bourbon County, KS see an average of 1,817 patients per year. This represents a 13.2% decrease from the previous year (2,093 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bourbon County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25% under 18 years, 20.4% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 42.9% were men and 57.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.7%
Uninsured
40.5%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
10.5%
Non-Group
2.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Scott, KS declined by 6.56% from 9.31% to 8.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Scott, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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