This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Fort Dodge has a very low population density. Fort Dodge is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about Fort Dodge, IA, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in Fort Dodge, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Fort Dodge has a population density of 1,635, with 23,804 current residents.
Out of the 23,804 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 52% of the residents are married and 48% are single.
- 56% Sun
- 33% Rain
- 38% Snow
46°F average temperature
- 55 years Median home age
- $64,350 Median home price
- -5.76% Home appreciation rate
- 11.97% Annual property tax
As for living in Fort Dodge, the air quality is 87% and the weather, on average, is 56% sunny, 33% rainy, and 38% snowy. The average temperature is 46°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Fort Dodge, you should know that 60.4% of homes are owned while 29.5% of homes are rented, and 10.1% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $64,350, the median age of homes is 55 years, the annual home appreciation is -5.76% and the annual property tax is 11.97%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)7
When looking at the community of Fort Dodge, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Fort Dodge’s crime rate is 7 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Fort Dodge is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 53.44% Democratic, 44.93% Republican, and 1.63% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
84%High school diploma
9%Some college or associates degree
6%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Fort Dodge, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.30% of residents are unemployed in Fort Dodge (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Fort Dodge residents: 9.6% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.09% are in the arts and sciences field, 17.3% are in the customer service field, 26.9% are in the sales field, 0.64% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 7.5% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 19.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 83.89%, 9.29% of residents have an associate’s degree, 13.73% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 6.04% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Fort Dodge, you should be aware that the average commute time is 15 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Fort Dodge have a few different options. 85% of commuters use their own cars, 10% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 2% of residents work from home.