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Welcome to Dodge City ...

The city of Dodge City is located in Ford County and is the County Seat for Ford County.

When the people of Dodge City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Dodge Citian<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Dodge City has a population of 27,720 people<2> (see below for details).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Dodge City: Named for Colonel Richard I. Dodge.

Dodge City is 2,560 feet [780 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Dodge City is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Dodge City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Dodge City: (620)

The ZIP code for Dodge City: 67801<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dodge City had a population of 27,340 people (or 80.77% of the total population of Ford County). This makes Dodge City the county's most populous community.

The population of Dodge City represents 0.96% of the population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,340 people, the population of Dodge City increased 8.6% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 25,176 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Dodge City had an population of 27,720 people. This is an increase of 1.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.1% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dodge City.

Communities near Dodge City ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Dodge City and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Bloom   [Map]   ---   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Cimarron   [Map]   2,190   W   18 miles [29 km]
Ensign   [Map]   176   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Ford   [Map]   221   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Fort Dodge   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jetmore   [Map]   831   N   22 miles [35.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Dodge City.

Communities Also Named Dodge City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Dodge City - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Dodge City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Dodge City. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Dodge City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dodge City. Our list includes 33 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Dodge City:

Websites for Dodge City ...

Official Website:   www.dodgecity.org/
 
Chamber of Commerce:   www.dodgechamber.com/

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dodge City ...

Looking for more information about Dodge City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Dodge City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Dodge City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dodge City: www.dodgecity.org/

The official website for Ford County: www.fordcounty.net/

The official website for State of Kansas: www.kansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Dodge City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Dodge City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dodge City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dodge City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Dodge City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dodge City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Dodge City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dodge City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dodge City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dodge City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dodge City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7655, Longitude: -100.0164     [Map].

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