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Population (year 2000): 25,136. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,493 (+1.4% change)
Males: 11,943 (47.5%), Females: 13,193 (52.5%)

Webster County

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Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $33,361 (year 2000)
Median house value: $65,600 (year 2000)

Fort Dodge, IA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Fort Dodge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (91.1%)
  • Black (3.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Other race (1.3%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (32.4%), Irish (14.7%), Norwegian (9.6%), English (7.0%), Swedish (6.3%), United States (5.3%).

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Land area: 14.6 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Dodge

  • High school or higher: 83.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 13.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Dodge city

  • Never married: 26.1%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 10.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

2.3% Foreign born (0.8% Asia, 0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -1,147 (-4.4%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IA Ames, (50.2 miles www.HomeGain.com )

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: NE Omaha, (152.6 miles pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (449.0 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IA (5.6 miles Coalville, IA (6.1 miles Otho, IA (7.9 miles Badger, Moorland, IA (9.0 miles) , Vincent, IA (12.5 miles) , Clare, IA (12.5 miles) , IA (12.6 miles Callender, Barnum, IA (12.7 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 12 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $123,800
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2000: 30 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2001: 34 buildings, average cost: $139,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $132,800

Latitude: 42.51 N, Longitude: 94.18 W

Area code: 515


Fort Dodge, Iowa business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.5%), Manufacturing (17.5%), Retail trade (15.0%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,746 (+14.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 9,342 (80.2%)


 

Crime in Fort Dodge by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 8.0
Rapes 8 20 17 15 6 14
    per 100,000 31.8 79.6 67.6 59.7 23.9 55.7
Robberies 24 20 23 29 16 27
    per 100,000 95.5 79.6 91.5 115.4 63.7 107.4
Assaults 99 123 125 163 112 122
    per 100,000 393.9 489.3 497.3 648.5 445.6 485.4
Burglaries 323 361 415 426 429 438
    per 100,000 1285.0 1436.2 1651.0 1694.8 1706.7 1742.5
Thefts 1,268 1,382 1,388 1,254 1,271 1,329
    per 100,000 5044.6 5498.1 5522.0 4988.9 5056.5 5287.2
Auto thefts 100 83 103 118 122 104
    per 100,000 397.8 330.2 409.8 469.4 485.4 413.7
443.7 500.4 523.2 543.9 478.3 526.1


Average climate in Fort Dodge, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Dodge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 123% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1967, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Fort Dodge city center .

On 5/4/1977, a category 4 tornado 2.6 miles away from the city center injured 14 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Conrad Ray - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 11/8/74), Jack Brownlee - College basketball player (Iowa Hawkeyes).


Main business address for: SMITHWAY MOTOR XPRESS CORP (TRUCKING (NO LOCAL)), NORTH CENTRAL BANCSHARES INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).


Hospital/medical center in Fort Dodge:
  • TRINITY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (SOUTH KENYON ROAD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Dodge:
  • HUMBOLDT COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; HUMBOLDT, IA)
  • HAMILTON COUNTY PUBLIC HOSPITAL (about 26 miles; WEBSTER CITY, IA)
  • WRIGHT MEDICAL CENTER (about 35 miles; CLARION, IA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Dodge:
  • FORT DODGE REGIONAL (about 3 miles; FORT DODGE, IA; ID: FOD)
  • MASON CITY MUNI (about 75 miles; MASON CITY, IA; ID: MCW)
  • DES MOINES INTL (about 77 miles; DES MOINES, IA; ID: DSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Dodge:
  • HUMBOLDT MUNI (about 16 miles; HUMBOLDT, IA; ID: 0K7)
  • WEBSTER CITY MUNI (about 23 miles; WEBSTER CITY, IA; ID: EBS)
  • EAGLE GROVE MUNI (about 24 miles; EAGLE GROVE, IA; ID: EAG)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Airports 5 $15,587 $37,408 0 $0
Other and Unallocable 7 $22,470 $38,520 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2 $6,243 $37,458 0 $0
Firefighters 31 $102,869 $39,820 0 $0
Police - Other 3 $7,415 $29,660 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 37 $137,536 $44,606 0 $0
Other Government Administration 9 $29,026 $38,701 1 $1,674
Financial Administration 4 $13,793 $41,379 0 $0
Streets and Highways 23 $70,655 $36,863 0 $0
Natural Resources 2 $5,650 $33,900 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $43,567 $34,853 16 $4,468
Sewerage 8 $21,954 $32,931 0 $0
Local Libraries 9 $23,194 $30,925 3 $2,807
Welfare 3 $7,753 $31,012 5 $2,825
Water Supply 19 $53,180 $33,587 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 10 $25,233 $30,279 0 $0
Totals for Government 187 $586,125 $37,612 25 $11,774


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Dodge:
  • IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 1 miles; FT DODGE, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,807)
  • IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 60 miles; AMES, IA; FT enrollment: 24,473)
  • DES MOINES COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 67 miles; ANKENY, IA; FT enrollment: 6,959)
  • BUENA VISTA UNIVERSITY (about 70 miles; STORM LAKE, IA; FT enrollment: 2,524)
  • DRAKE UNIVERSITY (about 72 miles; DES MOINES, IA; FT enrollment: 4,227)
  • NORTH IOWA AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 82 miles; MASON CITY, IA; FT enrollment: 2,161)
  • MINNESOTA STATE UNVERSITY-MANKATO (about 115 miles; MANKATO, MN; FT enrollment: 11,210)
Public high schools in Fort Dodge:
  • FORT DODGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,347; Location: 819 N 25TH ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • GORDON WILLARD ALTERNATIVE ED HIGH SCH (Students: 47; Location: 104 S 17 ST; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Fort Dodge:
  • HARVEST BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 66; Location: 614 SECOND AVENUE SOUTH; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fort Dodge:
  • PHILLIPS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 674; Location: 1015 5TH AVE N; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • FAIR OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 624; Location: 416 SOUTH 10TH STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • BUTLER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 377; Location: 945 SOUTH 18TH STREET; Grades: KG - 04)
  • DUNCOMBE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 315; Location: 615 N 16TH ST; Grades: KG - 04)
  • COOPER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 253; Location: 2420 14TH AVENUE NORTH; Grades: PK - 04)
  • FEELHAVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 237; Location: 1300 14TH AVE N; Grades: PK - 04)
  • HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 712 3RD ST NW; Grades: KG - 04)
  • RIVERSIDE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 152; Location: 733 F ST; Grades: PK - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Fort Dodge:
  • CORPUS CHRISTI ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 303; Location: 415 NORTH 8TH STREET; Grades: KG - 6)
  • ST PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 193; Location: 1217 4TH AVENUE S; Grades: PK - 8)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 109; Location: 3058 10TH AVE NORTH; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HOLY ROSARY ELEMENTARY SCHL (Students: 107; Location: 2406 9TH 1/2 AVE SOUTH; Grades: KG - 6)
Library in Fort Dodge:
  • FORT DODGE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $545,706; Location: 424 CENTRAL AVE.; 69,541 books; 1,581 audio materials; 2,479 video materials; 208 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Fort Dodge: Sunkissed Meadows Golf Course (A), Fort Dodge (B), Fort Dodge Country Club (C), Fort Museum and Frontier Village (D), Curious Kids' Museum (E), Blanden Memorial Art Museum (F), Blanden Memorial Art Museum Library (G), Webster County Law Enforcement Center (H), Webster County Courthouse (I), Fort Dodge Fire Department (J), Fort Dodge Police Department (K), Fort Dodge Public Library (L).

Shopping Center: Crossroads Mall (1).

Churches in Fort Dodge include: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (A), Epworth United Methodist Church (B), Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Evangelical Mennonite Church (D), Second Baptist Church (E), Salvation Army Temple (F), Faith Baptist Church (G), Apostolic Church of Deliverance (H).

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), North Lawn Cemetery (2), Corpus Christi Cemetery (3), Memorial Park Cemetery (4), C C Carpenter Cemetery (5), Saint Paul Cemetery (6), Saint Olafs Cemetery (7).

Creeks: Elkhorn Creek (A), Soldier Creek (B), Deer Creek (C), Lizard Creek (D).

Parks in Fort Dodge include: Island Park (1), Loomis Park (2), Dodger Stadium (3), Haskell Park (4), Knollcrest Park (5), Dragoon Trail Historical Marker (6), Mason Park (7), Kennedy Brown Park (8), Leif Ericson Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Fort Dodge compared to Iowa state average:
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Dodge:
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KVFD (1400 AM; 1 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOI (640 AM; 5 kW; AMES, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIV., OF SCIENCE & TECH.)
  • KFGQ (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOONE, IA; Owner: BOONE BIBLICAL MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Dodge:
  • KKEZ (94.5 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K206BF (89.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KICB (88.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KUEL (92.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: SORENSON BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KIAQ (96.9 FM; CLARION, IA; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF FT. DODGE, INC.)
  • KTPR (91.1 FM; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY)
  • KJYL (100.7 FM; EAGLE GROVE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING,INC)
  • KHBT (97.7 FM; HUMBOLDT, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Dodge:
  • KTIN (Channel 21; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KDIN-TV (Channel 11; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • WOI-TV (Channel 5; AMES, IA; Owner: CAPITAL COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHO-TV (Channel 13; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • KCCI (Channel 8; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: DES MOINES HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • KDSM-TV (Channel 17; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: KDSM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • KPWB-TV (Channel 23; AMES, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF IOWA, L.L.C.)

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