StatisticFort DodgeIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,5345791
Median age37.338.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)47%60%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1847%44%43%
Speak English96%92%79%
Speak Spanish2%4%13%

Key findings

  • The population density in Fort Dodge is 2591% higher than Iowa
  • The median age in Fort Dodge is 2% lower than Iowa
  • In Fort Dodge 88.92% of the population is White
  • In Fort Dodge 6.33% of the population is Black
  • In Fort Dodge 1.63% of the population is Asian

Compare Fort Dodge, IA Demographics


      Fort Dodge population breakdown by race

      RaceFort DodgeIowaNational
      American Indian0.40%0.32%0.82%
      Native Hawaiian0.00%0.08%0.18%
      Mixed race1.30%1.97%3.06%
      Other race1.41%1.27%4.75%
      In Fort Dodge, 5.4% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
      Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

      Household income distribution

      Place of birth by citizenship

      Fort Dodge age breakdown

      Marital status

      Age of children in married couples

      Source: The Fort Dodge, IA demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).