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Population (year 2000): 11,621. Estimated population in July 2005: 11,949 (+2.8% change)
Males: 5,612 (48.3%), Females: 6,009 (51.7%)

Zip code:

Median resident age: 36.5 years
Median household income: $43,807 (year 2000)
Median house value: $111,200 (year 2000)

Races in Fort Atkinson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
  • Hispanic (4.4%)
  • Other race (1.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (50.3%), Irish (11.2%), English (10.1%), Norwegian (8.3%), Polish (5.3%), United States (4.2%).Atkinson, Wisconsin

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Fort Atkinson

  • High school or higher: 87.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fort Atkinson city

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

4.3% Foreign born (2.6% Latin America, 0.9% Europe, 0.7% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,309 (+12.7%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: WI Janesville, (20.7 miles pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (39.4 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (109.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Spring, WI (5.2 miles Cold WI Jefferson, (5.7 miles WI Koshkonong, (7.8 miles Koshkonong, WI Lake (8.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 45 buildings, average cost: $127,300
  • 1997: 42 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 1998: 38 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2003: 23 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $178,600

Latitude: 42.93 N, Longitude: 88.84 W

Area code: 920


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (27.5%), Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Retail trade (14.3%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,956 (+16.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,089 (49.9%)


 

Crime in Fort Atkinson by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 3 1 2 0 0 1
    per 100,000 25.8 8.6 17.2 0.0 0.0 8.6
Assaults 3 6 3 10 7 10
    per 100,000 25.8 51.6 25.8 86.1 60.2 86.1
Burglaries 20 36 30 40 14 26
    per 100,000 172.1 309.8 258.2 344.2 120.5 223.7
Thefts 334 397 394 373 255 306
    per 100,000 2874.1 3416.2 3390.4 3209.7 2194.3 2633.2
Auto thefts 8 12 14 19 9 4
    per 100,000 68.8 103.3 120.5 163.5 77.4 34.4
145.4 179.5 173.7 182.8 114.4 143.5

Average climate in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Fort Atkinson-area historical tornado activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.5 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 1/24/1967, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospital/medical center in Fort Atkinson:
  • FORT ATKINSON MEMORIAL HEALTH SERVICES (611 SHERMAN AVENUE EAST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Atkinson:
  • MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; EDGERTON, WI)
  • MERCY HEALTH SYSTEM CORP (about 22 miles; JANESVILLE, WI)
  • WATERTOWN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; WATERTOWN, WI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Atkinson:
  • ROCK CO (about 26 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; ID: JVL)
  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 37 miles; MADISON, WI; ID: MSN)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 54 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Atkinson:
  • FORT ATKINSON MUNI (about 3 miles; FORT ATKINSON, WI; ID: 61C)
  • GUTZMER'S TWIN OAKS (about 9 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; ID: 5Y3)
  • JANA (about 17 miles; EDGERTON, WI; ID: 58C)

Amtrak station near Fort Atkinson:
  • 18 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.

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 4 $17,101 $51,303 30 $2,502
Police - Other 7 $16,649 $28,541 8 $3,058
Police Protection - Officers 19 $76,954 $48,602 0 $0
Streets and Highways 19 $63,748 $40,261 0 $0
Financial Administration 4 $11,876 $35,628 0 $0
Other Government Administration 6 $25,346 $50,692 5 $2,878
Local Libraries 5 $15,908 $38,179 19 $6,478
Water Supply 6 $20,409 $40,818 2 $443
Parks and Recreation 10 $30,303 $36,363 31 $10,344
Sewerage 9 $30,396 $40,528 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $2,807 $33,684 2 $1,184
Totals for Government 90 $311,497 $41,532 97 $26,887
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fort Atkinson:
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER (about 11 miles; WHITEWATER, WI; Full-time enrollment: 9,493)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 38 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 41 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 37,607)
  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; FT enrollment: 3,465)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 42 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 8,737)
  • CARROLL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; WAUKESHA, WI; FT enrollment: 2,332)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; FT enrollment: 4,200)
Public high schools in Fort Atkinson:
  • FORT ATKINSON HI (Students: 933; Location: 925 LEXINGTON BLVD; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • LUTHER ALTERNATIVE ED SCH (Students: 23; Location: 205 PARK ST; Grades: 11 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fort Atkinson:
  • FORT ATKINSON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 565; Location: 310 S 4TH ST E; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PURDY EL (Students: 351; Location: 719 S MAIN ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • LUTHER EL (Students: 262; Location: 205 PARK ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • BARRIE EL (Students: 252; Location: 1000 HARRIETTE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ROCKWELL EL (Students: 247; Location: 821 MONROE ST; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Fort Atkinson:
  • ST PAULS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 234; Location: 309 BLUFF ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 310 NORTH MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 8)
  • FAITH COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN SCH (Students: 69; Location: W5949 HACKBARTH RD; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Fort Atkinson:
  • DWIGHT FOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $517,726; Location: 102 E. MILWAUKEE AVE.; 74,121 books; 3,366 audio materials; 3,175 video materials; 204 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Fort Atkinson: Painther Intaglio (A), Hoard Historical Museum (B), Dwight Foster Public Library (C).

Churches in Fort Atkinson include: Trinity Lutheran Church (A), Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church (B), Saint Josephs Catholic Church (C), Saint Pauls Evangelical Lutheran Church (D), Faith Community Church (E), Saint Peters Episcopal Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), First Church of Christ Scientist (H).

Cemeteries: Lakeview Cemetery (1), Evergreen Cemetery (2).

Reservoir: Haumerson Pond (A).

Parks in Fort Atkinson include: Jones Park (1), Ralph Park (2), Endl Park (3), Rock River Park (4), Bark River Park (5), Barrie Park (6), Bicentennial Park (7), McCoy Park (8), Memorial Park (9).

Post office: (A).  


Fort Atkinson compared to Wisconsin state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WNWC (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SUN PRAIRIE, WI; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
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.)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)
  • 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)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
TV broadcast stations around Fort Atkinson:
  • WISC-TV (Channel 3; MADISON, WI; Owner: TELEVISION WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., 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.)

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