Dodge City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 27,104 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dodge City is the 14th largest community in Kansas.
When you are in Dodge City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.09% of Dodge City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Dodge City is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dodge City who work in sales jobs (7.45%), office and administrative support (6.94%), and food service (6.82%).
One of the benefits of Dodge City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.63 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Dodge City rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.57% of adults 25 and older in Dodge City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Dodge City in 2018 was $22,075, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $88,300 for a family of four. However, Dodge City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dodge City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Dodge City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Dodge City, accounting for 61.99% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Dodge City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Dodge City include German, Irish, English, Dutch, and Scottish.
In addition, Dodge City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (29.14%).
The most common language spoken in Dodge City is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Vietnamese.