Fort Scott, KS


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Fort Scott is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 7,838 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fort Scott is the 43rd largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Fort Scott was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Fort Scott is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Scott is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Scott who work in food service (10.46%), office and administrative support (9.20%), and teaching (8.34%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fort Scott spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Fort Scott are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.20% of adults in Fort Scott having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Scott in 2010 was $19,823, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,292 for a family of four. However, Fort Scott contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fort Scott home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Scott residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Fort Scott include English, Irish, French , and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Fort Scott is English. Other important languages spoken here include Tagalog and Spanish.

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