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Time Zone: Ford County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Dodge City is the Seat for Ford County.

Ford County was founded February 26, 1867.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Ford had a population of 33,692 people. This is an increase of 3.8% since the last Census (which gave a population of 32,458 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Ford represented 1.21% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 17th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201033,848+4.28%+0.46% since 2009
200933,692+3.8%+3% since 2008
200832,710+0.78%+0.19% since 2007
200032,458The Last Census

More information can be found on the Ford County Census Page for Ford County.


Below are some of the communities located in Ford County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Ford County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Dodge City   25,95525,1763.09% increase  
Spearville   8728137.26% increase  
Bucklin   7877258.55% increase  
Ford   3293144.78% increase  

Websites for Ford County

Official Website:   www.fordcounty.net/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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