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. Fort Scott has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Fort Scott isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fort Scott are a mix of both white- and blue-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 office and administrative support (10.90%), food service (9.88%), and teaching (8.28%).

One of the benefits of Fort Scott is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.95 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The population of Fort Scott overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Fort Scott, 23.26% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Scott in 2010 was $19,892, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $79,568 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 Italian.

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

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