Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

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Population in 2022: 12,412 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.8%
 
Males: 6,145  (49.5%)
Females: 6,267  (50.5%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Wisconsin median age:

40.4 years

Zip codes: 53538, 53549.

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Estimated median household income in 2022: $73,725 (it was $43,807 in 2000)
Fort Atkinson:

$73,725
WI:

$70,996

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $35,201 (it was $21,008 in 2000)

Fort Atkinson city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $222,207 (it was $111,000 in 2000)
Fort Atkinson:

$222,207
WI:

$252,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $311,639; detached houses: $324,328; townhouses or other attached units: $287,776; in 2-unit structures: $203,428; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $366,472; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $302,644; mobile homes: $58,612

Median gross rent in 2022: $1,002.

March 2022 cost of living index in Fort Atkinson: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 6.5%
(6.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.8% for Black residents, 15.8% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Fort Atkinson, WI (2022)
    • 11,02988.2%White alone
    • 9617.7%Hispanic
    • 3622.9%Two or more races
    • 500.4%Black alone
    • 390.3%Asian alone
    • 340.3%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 150.1%American Indian alone

Races in Fort Atkinson detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists, there were 63 registered sex offenders living in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin as of April 17, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fort Atkinson is 199 to 1.


Crime rates in Fort Atkinson by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
7
(56.0)
7
(55.9)
9
(72.4)
3
(24.3)
3
(24.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(25.2)
1
(8.1)
2
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(24.0)
2
(16.0)
2
(16.1)
3
(24.1)
3
(23.9)
3
(24.0)
3
(24.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
35
(293.6)
25
(202.1)
12
(96.6)
16
(128.6)
8
(64.0)
10
(80.0)
8
(64.3)
22
(176.9)
17
(135.3)
14
(112.0)
16
(127.8)
12
(96.6)
11
(88.9)
33
(265.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(125.8)
26
(210.2)
32
(257.6)
34
(273.3)
28
(224.1)
24
(191.9)
23
(184.9)
22
(176.9)
12
(95.5)
17
(136.1)
21
(167.7)
17
(136.8)
12
(97.0)
10
(80.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
201
(1,686)
200
(1,617)
197
(1,586)
226
(1,817)
142
(1,137)
155
(1,239)
204
(1,640)
184
(1,480)
164
(1,305)
152
(1,216)
151
(1,206)
145
(1,167)
86
(695.2)
98
(788.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(58.7)
5
(40.4)
4
(32.2)
7
(56.3)
4
(32.0)
3
(24.0)
4
(32.2)
6
(48.3)
4
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
6
(47.9)
8
(64.4)
10
(80.8)
4
(32.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(25.2)
3
(24.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index147.2132.0114.6122.090.192.198.8118.1102.0148.6141.3138.794.4117.0

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Fort Atkinson, WI

Crime rate in Fort Atkinson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 26 (20 officers - 18 male; 2 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.62
Wisconsin average:

2.07
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Ancestries: German (43.7%), Norwegian (4.4%), French (4.3%), American (3.9%), Italian (3.7%), Irish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1878

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 5.39 square miles.

Population density: 2,301 people per square mile   (low).

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin map

588 residents are foreign born (3.3% Latin America, 1.3% Asia).

This city:

4.7%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $3,470 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $3,322 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (19.0 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (29.8 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (95.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Koshkonong, WI (1.4 miles ),
Jefferson, WI (2.3 miles ),
Sumner, WI (2.6 miles ),
Lake Koshkonong, WI (2.6 miles ),
Cold Spring, WI (2.7 miles ),
Oakland, WI (2.8 miles ),
Hebron, WI (2.8 miles ),
Whitewater, WI (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.93 N, Longitude: 88.84 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,127 (+9.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,700 (51.9%)

Area code: 920

Distribution of median household income in Fort Atkinson, WI in 2022
Distribution of house value in Fort Atkinson, WI in 2022
Fort Atkinson satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 5 buildings, average cost: $273,200
  • 2021: 4 buildings, average cost: $290,000
  • 2020: 9 buildings, average cost: $261,100
  • 2019: 5 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2018: 10 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2017: 7 buildings, average cost: $202,200
  • 2016: 8 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $193,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 10 buildings, average cost: $204,800
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2006: 15 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2005: 34 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $120,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Fort Atkinson, WI residents
Average permit cost in Fort Atkinson, WI
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

2.5%
Wisconsin:

2.7%
Historical population in Fort Atkinson, WI
Historical housing units in Fort Atkinson, WI

Population change in the 1990s: +1,309 (+12.7%).
Most common industries in Fort Atkinson, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.0%)
  • Food (7.2%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.9%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
  • Machinery (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Machinery (5.4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Food (5.6%)
  • Electronic shopping & mail-order houses (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Fort Atkinson, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)

Average climate in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 50.0. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.0
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Fort Atkinson-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.1 miles away from the Fort Atkinson city center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.1 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fort Atkinson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 313.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 101.5 miles away from Fort Atkinson center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 288.4 miles away from Fort Atkinson center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 313.6 miles away from Fort Atkinson center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from Fort Atkinson center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 180.2 miles away from Fort Atkinson center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fort Atkinson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fort Atkinson:

  • FORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 611 SHERMAN AVE E)
  • ALDEN AT FORT HEALTHCARE, LLC (611 E SHERMAN AVE)
  • FT ATKINSON HEALTH CARE CTR (430 WILCOX ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-FORT ATKINSON (430 WILCOX ST)
  • PURITY DIALYSIS - FORT ATKINSON (525 HANDEYSIDE LANE)
  • FORT HLTHCARE HOME HLTH (715 SHERMAN AVENUE EAST)

Airports and heliports located in Fort Atkinson:

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Amtrak stations near Fort Atkinson:

  • 17 miles: JANESVILLE (HWY. 26 & HWY. 14) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Atkinson:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 9 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • Herzing University-Madison (about 28 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 3,160)
  • Madison Area Technical College (about 29 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 9,603)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 34,621)
  • Edgewood College (about 31 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 32 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)

Public high school in Fort Atkinson:

Public elementary/middle schools in Fort Atkinson:

Private elementary/middle schools in Fort Atkinson:

  • ST PAUL'S LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 184, Location: 309 BLUFF ST, Grades: KG-8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 130, Location: 1650 ENDL BLVD, Grades: KG-8)
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Library in Fort Atkinson:

  • DWIGHT FOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $592,686; Location: 102 E. MILWAUKEE AVE.; 75,482 books; 8,825 e-books; 8,796 audio materials; 5,766 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 152 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Add to churches in Fort: Friendship Baptist Church, 1002 Maple St.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fort Atkinson: Painther Intaglio (A), Hoard Historical Museum (B), Dwight Foster Public Library (C), Ryan Brothers Ambulance Service Fort Atkinson Division (D), Fort Atkinson Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fort Atkinson include: Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (A), Faith Community Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), First Congregational United Church of Christ (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Friedens United Church of Christ (G), Friendship Baptist Church (H), Full Gospel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Evergreen Cemetery (1), Lakeview Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Haumerson Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fort Atkinson include: Bark River Park (1), Barrie Park (2), Jones Park (3), McCoy Park (4), Ralph Park (5), Rock River Park (6), Bicentennial Park (7), Endl Park (8), Memorial Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Experts in Travel Consulting (Tours & Charters; 103 South Main Street).

Hotels: Lamp Post Inn (408 South Main Street), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (Us Highway 12), Best Western Courtyard (1225 Janesville Avenue), Fort Atkinson Super 8 Motel (225 S Water St E), Best Western Courtyard Inn (1225 Janesville Avenue), Holiday Inn Ex Ste Ft Atkinson (1680 Madison Avenue), Mile-A-Way Motel (1321 Madison Avenue).

Court: Fort Atkinson City - Municipal Court Clerk (101 South Water Street West).

Birthplace of: Gerald L. Endl - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Robert J. Shelby - Attorney, Keith Neubert - Football player, Wallace Dollase - Horse trainer, Whitey Woodin - Football player, Jeff Sauer - Ice hockey coach.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fort Atkinson that have no violations reported:

  • NORTH SHORE INN (Population served: 257, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST JOHNS COMMUNITY CHURCH (Population served: 106, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PILGRIMS CAMPGROUND (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • TR SUNSET BAR & GRILL (Population served: 77, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PETES BAR (Population served: 61, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST JOHNS EV LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIVER FRONT RESORT (Address: W7545 BLACKHAWK ISLAND RD , Population served: 43, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.7%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.9%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Fort Atkinson in 2010:

  • 148 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 80 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Fort Atkinson in 2000:

  • 85 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 40 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Banks with branches in Fort Atkinson (2011 data):

  • PremierBank: Drive-In Facility, Drive-In Facility Branch, Premierbank, Pick N Save Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $291.0 mil, Deposits: $211.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First American Bankshares, Inc.
  • Johnson Bank: Fort Atkinson Branch 73000 at 200 Sherman Avenue West, branch established on 1909/07/24. Info updated 2006/07/05: Bank assets: $4,144.5 mil, Deposits: $3,567.4 mil, headquarters in Racine, WI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 55 total offices, Holding Company: Johnson Financial Group, Inc.
  • The Greenwood's State Bank: Fort Atkinson Lpo at 211 South Main Street, branch established on 2009/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.5 mil, Deposits: $49.9 mil, headquarters in Lake Mills, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Greenwoods Financial Group, Inc.
  • Badger Bank: at 220 Grant Street, branch established on 1884/01/07. Info updated 2007/05/10: Bank assets: $108.1 mil, Deposits: $96.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Financial Corporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan And Trust
  • Associated Bank, National Association: Fort Atkinson Branch at 37 East Milwaukee Avenue, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2008/09/12: Bank assets: $21,715.0 mil, Deposits: $15,244.4 mil, headquarters in Green Bay, WI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 282 total offices, Holding Company: Associated Banc-Corp

For population 15 years and over in Fort Atkinson:

Marital status in Fort Atkinson, WI
  • Never married: 32.2%
  • Now married: 48.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Fort Atkinson:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.8
Wisconsin average:

10.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Fort Atkinson
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fort Atkinson, WI (based on Jefferson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,91650
Catholic18,63710
Mainline Protestant12,03033
Other3645
None30,739-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Jefferson County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
This county:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.2%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.0%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

15.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fort Atkinson:

46.9%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.5%
Wisconsin:

46.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fort Atkinson:

22.8%
State:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Fort Atkinson:

10.8%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fort Atkinson:

6.8
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fort Atkinson:

33.4%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
Fort Atkinson:

53.9%
Wisconsin:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Fort Atkinson:

77.3%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fort Atkinson, WI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 20$111,300$66,7800$0
Streets and Highways 16$70,980$53,2351$266
Parks and Recreation 11$56,394$61,52128$10,503
Sewerage 7$32,291$55,3561$78
Local Libraries 6$22,837$45,67412$8,830
Police - Other 6$22,882$45,76411$4,477
Water Supply 5$22,875$54,9000$0
Other Government Administration 4$22,634$67,9020$0
Firefighters 3$23,054$92,21635$10,298
Financial Administration 2$10,577$63,4620$0
Electric Power 1$5,971$71,6520$0
Fire - Other 1$7,456$89,4720$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,635$43,6202$4,683
Totals for Government 83$412,886$59,69490$39,135

Fort Atkinson government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $326,000 ($26.26)
    Regular Highways: $290,000 ($23.36)
    General - Other: $55,000 ($4.43)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($0.81)
    Natural Resources - Other: $6,000 ($0.48)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,673,000 ($215.36)
    Sewerage: $2,558,000 ($206.09)
    Police Protection: $2,544,000 ($204.96)
    Water Utilities: $1,474,000 ($118.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,229,000 ($99.02)
    Libraries: $769,000 ($61.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $694,000 ($55.91)
    Local Fire Protection: $678,000 ($54.62)
    Central Staff Services: $311,000 ($25.06)
    General - Other: $290,000 ($23.36)
    Natural Resources - Other: $237,000 ($19.09)
    Transit Utilities: $206,000 ($16.60)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $160,000 ($12.89)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $148,000 ($11.92)
    Financial Administration: $129,000 ($10.39)
    Health - Other: $127,000 ($10.23)
    General Public Buildings: $67,000 ($5.40)
    Air Transportation: $11,000 ($0.89)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($0.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $418,000 ($33.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $423,000 ($34.08)
    Regular Highways: $197,000 ($15.87)
    Police Protection: $87,000 ($7.01)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($1.05)

Fort Atkinson government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,666,000 ($214.79)
    Regular Highways: $432,000 ($34.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $260,000 ($20.95)
    Other: $84,000 ($6.77)
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000 ($2.58)
    Air Transportation: $13,000 ($1.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.16)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $40,000 ($3.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $439,000 ($35.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $463,000 ($37.30)
    Fines and Forfeits: $137,000 ($11.04)
    Sale of Property: $24,000 ($1.93)
    Rents: $12,000 ($0.97)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($0.16)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,937,000 ($156.06)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,200,000 ($96.68)
    Highways: $526,000 ($42.38)
    Education: $257,000 ($20.71)
    Transit Utilities: $211,000 ($17.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $164,000 ($13.21)
    Other: $80,000 ($6.45)
  • Tax - Property: $7,648,000 ($616.18)
    Motor Vehicle License: $241,000 ($19.42)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $185,000 ($14.90)
    Other License: $108,000 ($8.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $39,000 ($3.14)
    Other: $10,000 ($0.81)

Fort Atkinson government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,561,000 ($1092.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,164,000 ($980.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,791,000 ($144.30)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $394,000 ($31.74)
Businesses in Fort Atkinson, WI
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Burger King1Nike1
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway2
Ford1T-Mobile1
Goodwill2Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular2
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fort Atkinson:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFAW (940 AM; 1 kW; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fort Atkinson:

  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJJO (94.1 FM; WATERTOWN, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGMENT, INC.)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WERN (88.7 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WZEE (104.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORT (89.9 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: BACK PORCH RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBA-FM (101.5 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WMGN (98.1 FM; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WKPO (105.9 FM; EVANSVILLE, WI; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMMM-FM (105.5 FM; VERONA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MADISON LICENSE, LLC.)
  • WMAD-FM (92.1 FM; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHIT-FM (93.1 FM; DE FOREST, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fort Atkinson:

  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WKOW-TV (Channel 27; MADISON, WI; Owner: WKOW TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WHA-TV (Channel 21; MADISON, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WMTV (Channel 15; MADISON, WI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • W23BW (Channel 23; MADISON, WI; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W65EE (Channel 65; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fort Atkinson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2021 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 171ft / 51.8mTotal length
  • $2,571,000Total costs
  • 87,543Total average daily traffic
  • 1,450Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Fort Atkinson, WI - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31990-1999
  • 62010-2019
  • 12020-2022
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fort Atkinson, WI

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 40. The highest number of fires - 64 took place in 2012, and the least - 6 in 2011. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fort Atkinson, WI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (46.4%), and Outside Fires (25.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fort Atkinson, WI
    • 25746.4%Structure Fires
    • 14125.5%Outside Fires
    • 9617.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 6010.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fort Atkinson, WI

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin:

  • Americas Best Value/Courtyard Inn, 1225 Janesville Ave, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538 , Phone: (920) 563-6444, Fax: (920) 563-9510
  • Villa Inn Motel, 1255 Whitewater Ave, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin 53538 , Phone: (920) 568-4552, Fax: (920) 568-4552
  • Country Inn & Suites, 1650 Doris Dr, Fort atkinson, Wisconsin 53538 , Phone: (920) 542-1600
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fort Atkinson, WI
  • 84.7%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fort Atkinson, WI
  • 50.7%Utility gas
  • 45.4%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Fort Atkinson compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
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