Fort Dodge, Kansas

Fort Dodge: City in and county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States


Fort Dodge is a city located in the county of Ford in the U.S. state of Kansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 27,340 and a population density of 719 people per km². After 2 years in 2012 city had an estimated population of 28,075 inhabitants.

The city was created 152 years ago in 1871.

Quick Facts about Fort Dodge

Population : 28,075 (2012)
Country : United States of America
State : Kansas (United States)
County : Ford County
Postal code : 67801
Phone Area Codes : 225
Area : 38.02 km2
Official name : Dodge City
Altitude : 2,493 feet / 760 meters
Capital city : Fort Dodge is capital of Ford County
Establishment : January 01, 1872 (152 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 23:07:48 (21st February 2024)
Density : 738 Pop. per km² as of 2012
Population growth : 2.62% (2010-2012)


Fort Dodge is located at 37°43'55"N 99°56'7"W (37.7319600, -99.9354100).

Fort Dodge map


The population of Fort Dodge increased by 2.62% in 2 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 27,340 -
2012 28,075 2.62%

Fort Dodge zip code is 67843. County name: Ford, County fips: 20057

People born in Fort Dodge (35)

People born in Fort Dodge, including actor and filmmaker Dennis Hopper, tenor James King, athlete who competed mainly in the pole vault Bill Miller, .


  • Fred Hall (American politician) he was born in 24/07/1916
  • David Ricken (Catholic bishop) he was born in 09/11/1952
  • David A. R. White (American actor) he was born in 12/05/1970
  • Billy Al Bengston (American artist) he was born in 07/06/1934
  • Bonnie Burton (San Francisco-based author, journalist, comedian, actress, and show host) she was born in 12/07/1972
  • Carl Holmes (American politician) he was born in 19/10/1940
  • Chuck Martin (American basketball player-coach) he was born in 01/01/1969
  • Deane Rykerson (American politician) he was born in 18/12/1950
  • Gary Ackers (biochemist) he was born in 25/10/1939
  • John Doll (American politician) he was born in 07/07/1957
  • John E. Gingrich (United States Navy Admiral) he was born in 23/02/1897
  • Mary Lou Robinson (United States federal judge) she was born in 26/08/1926
  • Mitch Brian (American screenwriter) he was born in 15/10/1961
  • Pat George (American politician) he was born in 01/01/1956
  • Paul J. Morrison (American lawyer) he was born in 01/06/1954
  • Robert Dean Hunter (College administrator and politician) he was born in 25/06/1928
  • Robert Delpino (American football player) he was born in 02/11/1965
  • Ross Bjork (American college athletics administrator) he was born in 22/10/1972

Schools in Fort Dodge

College & universities near Fort Dodge, KS

Code Name City ZIP
154998 Dodge City Community College Dodge City (KS) 67801-2399

Stations (2)

Amtrak & bus stations near Fort Dodge, KS

Code Name Address Type
DDG Dodge City Central Ave & Wyatt Earp St. RAIL
GCK Garden City 100 North 7th Street RAIL

Post offices near Fort Dodge

Post Office Name City ZIP
Wrigh Post Office Wright (KS) 67882

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Ford County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Ford County , KS.

City Name Population Title
City of Dodge City 28,075 City in and county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States
Dodge City 27,104 City in and county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States
Spearville 766 Township in Ford County, Kansas
Bucklin 754 Human settlement in Ford County, Kansas, United States of America
Ford 212 City in Kansas, United States
Bloom 64 Unincorporated community in Ford County, Kansas

Distance to Other Cities

Fort Dodge distances to largest Kansas cities