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Fort Scott Area
Chamber of Commerce
231 East Wall Street
Fort Scott, KS 66701
800-245-3678
620-223-3566
FAX 620-223-3574

 


:: DEMOGRAPHICS

The economic vitality of every community is reflected in the employment situation. The number of people who work or are willing to work determines the size of the labor force.

Compared to surrounding counties, Bourbon County employment growth during the period of the 1990s, in particular the period between 1997 and 2003, is impressive. None of the surrounding counties grew as fast. During that period, Bourbon County experienced a 20 percent growth rate, while to the south, Crawford County grew at a rate of 11 percent, and to the north, Linn County, grew only 6 percent.


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Population

Trade Area: 140,769
Bourbon County: 14,171

Ft. Scott: 8,362

Labor Force

Trade Area: 41,527- 5.6% unemployment
Bourbon County: 7,293 - 5.3% unemployment

Average Hourly Wage

Assembly-Light: $7.22 - 8.22
Clerk, General: $6.50 - 7.50
Mechanic: $9.00 - 12.97

Welder: $9.00 - 9.64
Bourbon County Per Capita Income: $21,500

Land Area

Fort Scott: 5 sq. miles
Bourbon County: 638 sq. miles


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