Population Demographics Print E-mail
FORT SCOTT
Total Population  8,297    
Fort Scott  US 
GENDER   Number  Pct  Pct
Male   3,831  46.2  49.4
Female   4,466  53.8 50.6
 AGE
15 or younger  1,680  20.2 21.9
16-24   1,323  15.9  14.9
25-44  1,966  23.7 28.6
45-64   1,573  19.0  21.4
65+   1,755  21.2  13.3
Average age (years)   39.58  36.2
 RACE AND ETHNICITY
White   7,594  91.5

86.1

Black or African American   427  5.1  5.7
American Indian and Alaska native   77  0.9  0.9
Asian   44  0.5   1.7
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific islander   5  0.1  0.0
Some other race   33  0.4  3.4
Two or more races   117  1.4  2.1
Hispanic or Latino         139  1.7          7.0

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, 2000 Census









Counties Labor Force Employed Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Bourbon 8,908 8,572 336

3.80%

Allen 7,445 7,209 236 3.20%
Crawford 19,216 18,326 890 4.60%
Linn 4,919 4,651 268

5.40%


Unemployment Rates (last 5 yrs.)
Year Bourbon Crawford Allen Linn
2002 4.9% 5.0% 5.3% 7.7%
2003 4.9% 5.4% 4.9% 6.9%
2004 5.0% 5.9% 5.8% 7.8%
2005 5.2% 5.6% 5.3% 7.5%
2006 4.3% 5.0% 4.6% 6.3%



Graduates Entering Workforce (25 mile radius)

High School Graduates Fort Scott, Uniontown & Pittsburg, KS
Nevada, MO:150 of 550 graduates
(remainder enter college)
Vo-tech, Community Colleges Fort Scott Community College: 120 of 240 graduates Business & Technology Institute (BTI) Pittsburg State University: included in PSU
Colleges & Universities
Undergraduates
Pittsburg State University (PSU): 1,110 of 1,336 graduates



Student Enrollments (25 mile radius)
K-12 Education Fort Scott, Uniontown &
Pittsburg, KS; Nevada, MO: 7,500
Vo-tech, Community Colleges Fort Scott Community Co. 1,710
Colleges & Universities Pittsburg Sate Univ, 6,859


Source Kansas Department of Labor

 

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