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Fort Scott city, Kansas

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Fort Scott city, Kansas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,697
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,697
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 8,082
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -4.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 8,087
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 399
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 2.0%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 60.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $58,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $974
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $389
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $622
Building permits, 2019 X
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 3,080
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.38
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 78.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 80.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 72.5%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 88.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 17.1%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 17.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 51.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 48.5%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 67,198
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 100,841
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 126,638
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $15,961
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 13.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $35,417
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $20,254
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2019 X
Total employment, 2019 X
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) X
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 X
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X
All firms, 2012 753
Men-owned firms, 2012 377
Women-owned firms, 2012 216
Minority-owned firms, 2012 33
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 671
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 44
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 631
Population per square mile, 2010 1,457.6
Land area in square miles, 2010 5.55
FIPS Code 2024000
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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