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Fort Dodge is a city in Webster County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the fort established here in 1850. The fort was named after Henry Dodge, U.S. senator from Wisconsin.
The latitude of Fort Dodge is 42.497N. The longitude is -94.167W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,115 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,917.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Dodge demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Webster County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 50501 ZIP code.
31% of Fort Dodge residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Dodge ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Dodge was $18,018, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Fort Dodge residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Fort Dodge include Oak Hill Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Fort Dodge, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $675.
Libraries in Fort Dodge include Fort Dodge Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Dodge include Fort Dodge Messenger News
TV stations in Fort Dodge include KTIN.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KTPR.
Webster County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Dodge political report.
The average commute time for Fort Dodge workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fort Dodge between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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