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Living In Fort Dodge, IA

Fort Dodge, a small city in Iowa, has a population of just under 25,000. Young adults aged 15-24 can expect to feel welcome, as they account for an above-average percentage of the population. Overall, the city's population, at an average age of just over 39, is younger than most cities in Iowa. Most Fort Dodge residents own their homes, and 38% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the city boasts a relatively low average rent of $702/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Fort Dodge will save around $1,300 compared to the state average.

Fort Dodge has an average commute time of about 16 minutes, faster than the Iowa average of about 20 minutes. Many residents (40%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not extensively used. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.

Compared to the national average (5%), Fort Dodge has a high number of residents older than 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (9%). Additionally, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Fort Dodge residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries make up 21% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 5% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of about $55K, Fort Dodge workers take home less than the average Iowa resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).


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