Fitchburg, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Fitchburg, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Fitchburg had a population of 28,139 as of July 1, 2017. Fitchburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fitchburg is located at latitude 42.9858 and longitude -89.4253 in Dane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fitchburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 34.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Dane County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,020 feet.

The City of Fitchburg (GNIS ID: 1583204) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fitchburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fitchburg: Fitchburg Station, Greenfield.

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Fitchburg, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 28,139
Daytime Population: Workers 11,694
Daytime Population: Residents 11,918
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,612
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 27,414
Population in Familes 21,009
Population in Group Qrtrs 725
Population Density2 806
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $66,956
Average Household Income $93,243
Per Capita Income $37,477


Total Housing Units 11,816 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,634 (47.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,489 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 692 ( 5.9%)
Median Home Value $287,747
Average Home Value $330,830


Total Households 11,124
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 6,905
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.5% 1.41%
Households 1.54% 1.49%
Families 1.41% 1.41%
Median Household Income   2.96%
Per Capita Income   2.54%

Fitchburg, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fitchburg to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 27 97th
Population Density # 318 59th
Diversity Index # 7 99th
Median Household Income # 133 83rd
Per Capita Income # 68 91st

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