Overview

Introduction to Fort Scott, Kansas

Fort Scott, Kansas, in Bourbon county, is located 72 miles S of Olathe, Kansas (center to center) and is 87 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri.

Fort Scott History

In the years 1842 - 1853, the U.S Army established the Fort Scott. The fort buildings were purchased by the local settlers, once they were abandoned by the army. Thus, the former military post turned into the center of a town in the Kansas Territory. Fort Scott became a U.S Army district Headquarters, during the Civil Wars. Post the Civil War, the Fort Scott turned into one of the largest city in Kansas. Fort Scott has emerged as an small industrial, agricultural, and insurance center through the years.

Fort Scott and nearby Attractions

  • Fort Scott National Historic Site
  • Ralph Richards Museum
  • Lyons House
  • Fort Scott museums
  • Bushwhacker Museum

Things To Do In Fort Scott

Visitors to the city may take a trip of the Bushwhacker Museum, which has a collection that relates to the history of Confederate guerrillas. They can also enjoy the local festivals like the Bourbon County Fair, which is held in the month of July; or participate in the Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Gathering, which takes place around the month of June every year. One can also organize picnics and enjoy some physical activities in the Gunn Park.

Fort Scott Transportation

Kansas City International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Fort Scott Higher Education

Institution like Fort Scott Community College and Pittsburg State University offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,822
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+3,221
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,434
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,854
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,670

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,661
% Above Poverty Level81.3%
% Below Poverty Level18.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home7.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone35.2%
Median Gross Rent$576
Median House Value$63,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23%
Irish14.1%
English11.1%
Scottish3.3%
French Except Basque3.2%
Dutch2.7%
Polish2.1%
Norwegian1.9%
Swedish1.5%
Italian1.4%
Danishn0.8%
African0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Slovak0.5%
Canadian0.5%
German0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Ukrainian0.1%
Arab0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Fort Scott Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bourbon County
Standard Zip Codes66701
Phone Area Codes620
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude37.83
Approximate Longitude-94.7

Fort Scott Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFORT SCOTT
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.1 inches
StationNEVADA WATER PLANT
Distance18.7 miles
Jan Temp19 to 40 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches
StationLAMAR
Distance33.7 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcadia464$33,558
Fulton120$48,125
Hepler116$33,125
Prescott280$36,250
Redfield106$35,625
Uniontown352$47,788

Fort Scott Public Libraries

Fort Scott Public Library
201 S. NATIONAL
Fort Scott, Kansas
(620) 223-2882

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Fort Scott Hospitals

Mercy Hospitalfort Scott
(Non-profit)
401 Woodland Hills Blvd
(620) 223-2200

Fort Scott Public Schools

Eugene Ware Elem
900 E Third
ZIP: 66701
(620) 223-3380
Primary
Total Enrollment 408
Fort Scott Middle School
1105 E 12th St
ZIP: 66701
(620) 223-3262
Middle
Total Enrollment 446
Fort Scott Sr High
1005 S Main
ZIP: 66701
(620) 223-0600
High
Total Enrollment 549
Winfield Scott Elem
316 W Tenth
ZIP: 66701
(620) 223-0450
Primary
Total Enrollment 502

Fort Scott Private Schools

Christian Learning Center
3200 Liberty Bell Rd Ste 100
ZIP: 66701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 68
Fort Scott Christian Heights
1101 S Barbee St
ZIP: 66701
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 86
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