Fort Dodge and Surrounding Communities
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Fort Dodge & Surrounding Communities

Fort Dodge, Iowa, is a community of 26,000 people located in Webster County with a population of 39,000. Located just 90 miles north and west of Des Moines, in northwest-central Iowa, Fort Dodge is a friendly community nestled in the rolling hills of the Des Moines River Valley.

Fort Dodge is a progressive community that has evolved into a regional center for manufacturing, transportation, retail and healthcare services. Lying in the heart of the most fertile land in the world, we are experiencing resurgence in our economy from the renewable fuels industry and growth of other regional agricultural and industrial businesses.

Fort Dodge is a vibrant community surrounded by beautiful natural resources that offer wonderful recreational opportunities that include parks, rivers, trails, lakes, golf courses and community activities occurring almost every weekend. 

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