Fort Atkinson, WI Population

Population: 11,621. Estimated population in July 2020: 11,949 (+2.8% change)
Males: 5,612 (48.3%), Females: 6,009 (51.7%)

Jefferson County

Zip code: 53538

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

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%).

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 5.4 square miles

Population

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%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Fort Atkinson:

  • FORT ATKINSON MEMORIAL HEALTH SERVICES (611 SHERMAN AVENUE EAST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Fort Atkinson:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fort Atkinson:

  • ROCK CO (about 26 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
  • DANE COUNTY REGIONAL-TRUAX FIELD (about 37 miles; MADISON, WI; Abbreviation: MSN)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 54 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fort Atkinson:

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.

Colleges and Universities

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; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 41 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • WAUKESHA COUNTY TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 41 miles; PEWAUKEE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,465)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 42 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • CARROLL COLLEGE (about 45 miles; WAUKESHA, WI; Full-time enrollment: 2,332)
  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 45 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)

Schools

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)

Libraries

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)