Fort Scott demographics profile

StatisticFort ScottKansasNational
Population density (sq mi)1,4183591
Median age36.936.237.7
Male/Female ratio0.8:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)56%59%55%
Speak English97%89%79%
Speak Spanish1%8%13%
Fort Scott, KS has a population of 7,852 and is the 4,770th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,418 per sq mi which is 3942% higher than the Kansas average and 1465% higher than the national average. The median age in Fort Scott is 37 which is approximately 2% higher than the Kansas average of 36. In Fort Scott, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 97% speak English and 1% speak Spanish. 66% of Fort Scott residents were born in Kansas, 31% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 2% were foreign born.

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  • The population density in Fort Scott is 3942% higher than Kansas.
  • The median age in Fort Scott is 2% higher than Kansas.
  • In Fort Scott 90.92% of the population is Caucasian.
  • In Fort Scott 5.26% of the population is African American.
  • In Fort Scott 1.45% of the population is Asian.

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Fort Scott population breakdown by race

RaceFort ScottKansasNational
African American5.26%5.79%12.63%
American Indian0.64%0.82%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.06%0.18%
Mixed race1.44%3.31%3.06%
Other race0.29%2.15%4.75%
In Fort Scott, 2.9% 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 Scott, KS demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).