Fort Atkinson, Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Fort Atkinson: City in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States of America

About

Fort Atkinson is a city located in the county of Jefferson in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population at the 2010 census was 12,368 and a population density of 825 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 12,372 inhabitants.

Quick Facts about Fort Atkinson

Population : 12,372 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Wisconsin (United States)
County : Jefferson County
Postal code : 53538
Phone Area Codes : 920
Area : 14.99 km2
Altitude : 784 feet / 239 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 03:35:47 (6th February 2023)
Density : 825 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 0.03% (2010-2020)
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Geography

Fort Atkinson is located at 42°55'44"N 88°50'13"W (42.9288900, -88.8370500).

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Demographics

The population of Fort Atkinson increased by 0.03% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 12,368 - census
2011 12,387 0.15% estimation process
2012 12,437 0.4% estimation process
2013 12,440 0.02% estimation process
2014 12,391 -0.4% estimation process
2015 12,370 -0.17% estimation process
2016 12,469 0.79% estimation process
2017 12,461 -0.06% estimation process
2018 12,492 0.25% estimation process
2019 12,422 -0.56% estimation process
2020 12,372 -0.4% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 37,988
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 29,538
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 28.6%
April 1, 2020 Population : 41,140
April 1, 2010 Population : 29,621
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.6%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 26.0%
People over 65 (%) : 12.6%
Female persons, % : 50.5%
White only, percent : 79.5%
Black or African American alone, percent : 13.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.5%
Asians alone % : 0.6%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 3.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 25.2%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 60.4%
2015-2019 Veterans : 2,083
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 6.0%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.4%

Fort Atkinson zip code is 53538. County name: Jefferson, County fips: 55055

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 55.4%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $176,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,549
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $551
2015-2019 median gross rent : $1,088
2015-2019 Households : 12,276
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.77
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 82.7%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 15.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 94.2%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 86.6%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 88.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 22.9%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 8.2%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 16.4%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 66.5%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 61.3%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 84,981
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 169,329
Manufacturers' total shipments in 2012 ($1,000) : 1,293,840
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 623,921
2012 total retail sales per capita : $20,068
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 26.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $65,589
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $29,149
Percentage of people living in poverty : 12.3%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 2,751
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,377
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 927
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 811
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 1,693
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 249
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 2,305
2010 population per square mile : 621.6
2010 land area in square miles : 47.65

People born in Fort Atkinson (14)

People born in Fort Atkinson, including composer Guy Moon, video game designer Josh Sawyer, politician, businessperson, and philanthropist George Marston, .

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Schools in Fort Atkinson

College & universities near Fort Atkinson, WI

Code Name City ZIP
240189 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Whitewater (WI) 53190-1790

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Fort Atkinson, WI

Code Name Address Type
JVL Janesville, Wisconsin 3120 North Pontiac Drive BUS
SMD Madison (South), Wisconsin Hwy 51 & East Broadway Ave. BUS
CBS Columbus 359 North Ludington Street RAIL
MSN Madison, Wisconsin 800 Langdon St. BUS
BET South Beloit, Illinois 15766 Manchester Road BUS

Post offices near Fort Atkinson

Post Office Name City ZIP
Fort Atkinson Post Office Fort Atkinson (WI) 53538

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Jefferson County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Jefferson County , WI. (more)

City Name Population Title
Ixonia 4,562 Town of Wisconsin
Farmington 3,848 Town in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States
Johnson Creek 3,065 City in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Rome 2,784 Census-designated place in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States
Sullivan 2,299 Village in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Lake Mills 2,135 City in Iowa, USA
Concord 2,130 Town in Wisconsin, United States
Watertown 2,039 City in Jefferson County, New York
Lake Ripley 1,779 Census designated place
Aztalan 1,493 Civil town in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Jefferson 1,225 City in and county seat of Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Palmyra 1,219 Civil town in Jefferson County, Wisconsin
Lake Koshkonong 1,204 Census designated place
Milford 1,135 City in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, United States of America
Hebron 1,132 Town of Wisconsin
Waterloo 940 Fourth-class city in Jefferson County, Wisconsin

Distance to Other Cities

Fort Atkinson distances to largest Wisconsin cities