Dodge City, KS


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Dodge City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 27,912 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dodge City is the 14th largest community in Kansas.

When you are in Dodge City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 47.97% of Dodge City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Dodge City is a city of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dodge City who work in office and administrative support (10.92%), sales jobs (7.69%), and food service (5.83%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.52 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Dodge City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.89% of adults in Dodge City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Dodge City in 2010 was $19,196, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,784 for a family of four. However, Dodge City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Dodge City is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dodge City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dodge City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Dodge City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 59.95% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Dodge City include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

Dodge City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.82%.

The most common language spoken in Dodge City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.

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