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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Atkinson had a population of 12,192 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Atkinson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Fort Atkinson is located at latitude 42.9246 and longitude -88.8452 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Atkinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 787 feet.

The City of Fort Atkinson (GNIS ID: 1583219) 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 Fort Atkinson 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 Fort Atkinson: Fort Coscong, Fort Koshkonong.

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


Total Population 12,192
Daytime Population: Workers 8,843
Daytime Population: Residents 5,862
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 14,705
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 11,963
Population in Familes 9,285
Population in Group Qrtrs 229
Population Density2 2,156
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $54,694
Average Household Income $68,454
Per Capita Income $28,698


Total Housing Units 5,475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,041 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,046 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 388 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $162,992
Average Home Value $178,608


Total Households 5,087
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,169
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 -0.21% 0.0%
Households -0.11% 0.07%
Families -0.22% -0.03%
Median Household Income   0.99%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Fort Atkinson, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Atkinson 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 # 73 91st
Population Density # 56 93rd
Diversity Index # 109 86th
Median Household Income # 378 51st
Per Capita Income # 294 62nd

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