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Overview

Introduction to Dodge City, Kansas

Dodge City, Kansas, in Ford county, is located 146 miles W of Wichita, Kansas.

Dodge City History

Dodge City is the county seat of Ford County. The community was named after Fort Dodge, which was built in 1865 and was named in honor of Colonel Henry I. Dodge. However, some believe that it was named after Colonel Richard Irving Dodge. The area was first settled in around 1847. In 1871, a rancher called Henry J. Sitler established a sod house in the area. In 1872, the early settlers founded the town of Dodge City in about five miles from Fort Dodge.

Dodge City and nearby Attractions

  • Boot Hill Museum
  • Kansas Heritage Center
  • Santa Fe Depot
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Meade State Park

Things To Do In Dodge City

While in Dodge City, tourists can visit the Nicodemus National Historic Site. Golf lovers can visit the Mariah Hills Golf Course. One can enjoy shopping at the South gate Shopping Center. You can also visit the Dodge City Public Library. The city of Dodge City hosts the Dodge City Days, Dodgetober Fest, Ford County Fair, and Spring Festival every year.

Dodge City Transportation

Air transportation facility is provided by Dodge City Regional Airport.

Dodge City Higher Education

Dodge City Community College, Fort Hays State University, Barton County Community College, and Hutchinson Community College offer opportunities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,875
Male Share of the Population52%
Female Share of the Population48%
Senior Citizens9.1%
Employed Population 16+13,247
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married51%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,304
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,024
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,629

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,181
% Above Poverty Level80.2%
% Below Poverty Level19.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone21.5%
Median Gross Rent$677
Median House Value$101,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)61.2%
Irish5.5%
English3.1%
French Except Basque1.4%
Scottish1%
Dutch0.9%
Italian0.8%
African0.6%
Swedish0.6%
Polish0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.2%
Somali0.2%
Sudanese0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Icelander0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Romanian0.1%
German0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Dodge City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Ford County
Standard Zip Codes67801, 67843
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.75
Approximate Longitude-100.01

Dodge City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDODGE CITY RGNL AP
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp41 to 67 F
Jul Temp67 to 93 F
Oct Temp44 to 70 F
Annual Precip22.3 inches
StationCIMARRON 4 S
Distance18.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 43 F
Apr Temp38 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 92 F
Oct Temp40 to 71 F
Annual Precip23 inches
StationMEADE
Distance37.3 miles
Jan Temp18 to 45 F
Apr Temp38 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 94 F
Oct Temp42 to 73 F
Annual Precip22.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cimarron2,146$66,198
Ensign228$56,635
Ford197$65,625
Jetmore860$68,125
Minneola789$58,487
Spearville964$84,934

Dodge City Public Libraries

Dodge City Public Library
1001 N. SECOND AVE
Dodge City, Kansas
(620) 225-0248

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Dodge City Hospitals

Western Plains Medical Complex
(Proprietary)
3001 Avenue A
(620) 225-8400

Dodge City Public Schools

Beeson Elementary
1700 W Beeson Rd
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1605
Primary
Total Enrollment 400
Central Elem
1100 Central Ave
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1601
Primary
Total Enrollment 262
Comanche Middle School
1601 First Ave.
ZIP: 67801
(620) 371-1100
Middle
Total Enrollment 705
Dodge City High School
2201 Ross Blvd.
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1611
High
Total Enrollment 1935
Dodge City Middle School
2000 Sixth Avenue
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1610
Middle
Total Enrollment 738
Linn Elementary
1900 W Linn St
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1602
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Miller Elem
1100 Avenue G
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1603
Primary
Total Enrollment 870
Northwest Elem
2100 Sixth Avenue
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1604
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Ross Elementary School
3301 Sixth Avenue
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1780
Primary
Total Enrollment 550
Soule Elementary School
401 Soule Street
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1606
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Sunnyside Elem
511 Sunnyside St
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1607
Primary
Total Enrollment 360
Wilroads Gardens Elem
11558 E Main Rd
ZIP: 67801
(620) 227-1608
Primary
Total Enrollment 123

Dodge City Private Schools

Sacred Heart Cathedral School
905 Central Ave
ZIP: 67801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 229
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