Dodge City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 27,104 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dodge City is the 14th largest community in Kansas.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dodge City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 48.09% of the Dodge City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Dodge City is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dodge City who work in sales jobs (7.45%), office and administrative support (6.94%), and food service (6.82%).
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 13.63 minutes getting to work every day.
The citizens of Dodge City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.57% of adults in Dodge City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Dodge City in 2018 was $22,075, 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 $88,300 for a family of four. However, Dodge City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dodge City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dodge City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dodge City, accounting for 61.99% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dodge City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dodge City include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Scottish.
In addition, Dodge City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.14%).
The most common language spoken in Dodge City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.