Fort Atkinson, WI Profile: Facts & Data

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Atkinson had a population of 12,409 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Fort Atkinson: Fort Coscong, Fort Koshkonong.

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Fort Atkinson, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 12,409
Population in Households 12,193
Population in Familes 9,392
Population in Group Qrtrs 216
Population Density2 2,195
Diversity Index3 32
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $53,761
Average Household Income $67,416
Per Capita Income $28,271

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,029 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,151 (39.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 ( 6.1%)
Median Home Value $165,551
Average Home Value $181,636
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,180
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,218
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.03% 0.22%
Households 0.12% 0.28%
Families 0.0% 0.15%
Median Household Income   1.25%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

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, 2018 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 # 71 91st
Population Density # 56 93rd
Diversity Index # 109 86th
Median Household Income # 415 47th
Per Capita Income # 351 55th

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