Fort Dodge demographics profile

StatisticFort DodgeIowaNational
Population density (sq mi)1,5345591
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%
Fort Dodge, IA has a population of 24,626 and is the 1,768th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,534 per sq mi which is 2708% higher than the Iowa average and 1593% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Dodge is 37 which is approximately 2% lower than the Iowa average of 38. In Fort Dodge, 47% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 96% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 76% of Fort Dodge residents were born in Iowa, 19% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Fort Dodge is 2708% 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 or African American.
  • In Fort Dodge 1.63% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Dodge population breakdown by race

RaceFort DodgeIowaNational
Black or African American6.33%3.32%12.63%
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.

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