Ft. Dodge, IA Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 11,204 housing units in Ft. Dodge. This represents a 0.1% decline from 11,212 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 10,628 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 576 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Ft. Dodge is about 66.3%. Ft. Dodge's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 6.7%. Average household size is 2.29 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Ft. Dodge were built after 1952.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type1.70%
One Bedroom13%
Two Bedrooms35%
Three Bedrooms35%
Four Bedrooms12.50%
Five Bedrooms or more2.80%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.48
Median year structure was built1952
Median Value of occupied units$65,600
Median Price asked for vacant units$66,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size1.93
Median year structure was built1950
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$309

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.10%
Second Mortgage6.50%
Home Equity Loan5.30%
Simple Mortgage46.70%
Debt Free41.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs14.8%