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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Dodge City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 46.74% 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 office and administrative support (9.62%), sales jobs (7.90%), and food service (5.67%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Dodge City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 13.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Dodge City rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.81% of adults 25 and older in Dodge City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Dodge City in 2010 was $18,928, 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 $75,712 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 59.48% 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 Irish, English, French , and Scottish.
In addition, Dodge City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (31.31%).
The most common language spoken in Dodge City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.