Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Population 2024

12,252

Fort Atkinson is a city located in Jefferson County and Rock County Wisconsin. Fort Atkinson has a 2024 population of 12,252. Fort Atkinson is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually and its population has decreased by -2.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,572 in 2020.

The average household income in Fort Atkinson is $82,690 with a poverty rate of 6.46%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Fort Atkinson is 42 years, 41.3 years for males, and 43.4 years for females.

Fort Atkinson Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Fort Atkinson was:

  • White: 91.2%
  • Other race: 4.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.23%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Black or African American: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Native American: 0.12%
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,095.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-2.55% (-320)
The current population of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin is 12,252 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,572.

Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White11,42091.2%
Other race5724.57%
Two or more races4053.23%
Asian440.35%
Black or African American410.33%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander250.2%
Native American150.12%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Fort Atkinson Population by Race

Fort Atkinson Population Pyramid 2024

Fort Atkinson Median Age

42

Total

41.3

Male

43.4

Female

Fort Atkinson Adults

There are 10,064 adults, (2,189 of whom are seniors) in Fort Atkinson.

Fort Atkinson Age Dependency

59

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Fort Atkinson Sex Ratio

Female6,33450.58%
Male6,18849.42%

Fort Atkinson Population by Age

Fort Atkinson Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,3672.2871.528.5
Married2,4802.9790.59.5
Non Family2,2301.3254.845.2
Female3582.7452.247.8
Male2993.1961.238.8

2.89

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

71.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fort Atkinson Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3844.21%
9th to 12th Grade4565%
High School Graduate2,93132.11%
Some College1,92621.1%
Associates Degree99610.91%
Bachelors Degree1,71218.75%
Graduate Degree7247.93%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Fort Atkinson Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fort Atkinson Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,3757,8262,349
Hispanic51731163
Other Race3691970
2+ Races1668614
Black41220
Asian31110
Islander18180
Native American151510

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 66.67%.

Fort Atkinson Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$45,454$53,292$38,867
Less Than 9th Grade$46,213$47,206$22,256
High School Graduate$44,711$53,726$34,835
Some College$39,431$45,909$36,370
Bachelors Degree$57,871$59,440$46,667
Graduate Degree$71,903$71,648$72,159

$45,454

Average Earnings

$53,292

Average Male

$38,867

Average Female

Fort Atkinson Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fort Atkinson Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fort Atkinson Language

93.33% of Fort Atkinson residents speak only English, while 6.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.47% of the population.

Fort Atkinson Language

Fort Atkinson Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White11,0817306.59%
Multiple4056415.8%
Black411126.83%

6.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.59%

Male Poverty Rate

7.32%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fort Atkinson

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fort Atkinson is Black, with 26.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fort Atkinson is White, with 6.59% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.58%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.73%.

Fort Atkinson Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.65%
High School6.72%
Some College5.62%
Bachelors or Greater2.06%

Fort Atkinson Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed3.84%
Male Employed1.79%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Fort Atkinson Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fort Atkinson Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$72,215$82,690
Families$89,741$97,808
Married Families$106,202$-999,999,999
Non Families$39,488$57,419

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fort Atkinson Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Fort Atkinson Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fort Atkinson Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Fort Atkinson Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fort Atkinson Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

549

Number of Veterans

540

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam169
First Gulf War119
Second Gulf War64
Korea35
World War II19

Fort Atkinson Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+188
65 to 74179
55 to 64104
35 to 5452
18 to 3426

Fort Atkinson Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5495.9%

Fort Atkinson Veterans by Race

Fort Atkinson Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.5%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fort Atkinson Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

71.4%

Labor Force Participation

69.2%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Fort Atkinson Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Atkinson Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fort Atkinson Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.95%

Born in Fort Atkinson

95.29%

Native Born

4.71%

Foreign Born

3.4%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.29% of Fort Atkinson residents were born in the United States, with 73.95% having been born in Wisconsin. 3.4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Fort Atkinson Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202911,852-80-0.67%
202811,932-80-0.67%
202712,012-80-0.66%
202612,092-80-0.66%
202512,172-80-0.65%
202412,252-80-0.65%
202312,332-80-0.64%
202212,412-117-0.93%
202112,529-43-0.34%
202012,5721381.11%
201912,434-67-0.54%
201812,501370.3%
201712,464-10-0.08%
201612,4741030.83%
201512,371-23-0.19%
201412,394-49-0.39%
201312,44330.02%
201212,440530.43%
201112,387-6-0.05%
201012,3937726.64%
200011,6211,39413.63%
199010,2274424.52%
19809,7856216.78%
19709,1641,25615.88%
19607,9081,62825.92%
19506,2801272.06%
19406,1533606.21%
19305,79387817.86%
19204,9151,03826.77%
19103,87783427.41%
19003,04300%
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Fort Atkinson Population by Year