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As of the census of 2000, there were 25,136 people, 10,470 households, and 6,376 families residing in the city.
The population density was 1,726.1 people per square mile (666.6/km²).
It is a full-scale recreation of a military outpost on the prairie from the 19th century.
It also features a reconstructed village from the same time period.
There were 10,275 households of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.5% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.1% were non-families.
36.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
It was originally named Fort Clarke but was renamed Fort Dodge because there was another fort with the same name in Texas.Drywall was patented by a Fort Dodge resident, and the gypsum used to create the Cardiff Giant hoax of the late 19th century was mined at Fort Dodge.Currently National Gypsum Company, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Celotex Corporation,- now Certain Teed corporation- and the United States Gypsum Company operate gypsum facilities in and around Fort Dodge.Age spread: 24.3% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was ,361, and the median income for a family was ,555.Males had a median income of ,253 versus ,360 for females. About 7.7% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those age 65 or over.