Fort Atkinson, WI

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2021 Population
12,529
0.594% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
N/A Median Age
358.2
N/A 1-year N/A
2021 Poverty Rate
6.92%
27.8% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$67,163
5.71% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$170,500
5.57% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Fort Atkinson, WI had a population of 12.5k people with a median age of 358 and a median household income of $67,163. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Fort Atkinson, WI grew from 12,455 to 12,529, a 0.594% increase and its median household income grew from $63,535 to $67,163, a 5.71% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fort Atkinson, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.2%), Other (Hispanic) (4.76%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.25%), White (Hispanic) (2.58%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.958%).

None of the households in Fort Atkinson, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Fort Atkinson, WI are U.S. citizens.

In 2021, the median property value in Fort Atkinson, WI was $170,500, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%.

Most people in Fort Atkinson, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Fort Atkinson, WI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Fort Atkinson, WI is home to a population of 12.5k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2021, 4.41% of Fort Atkinson, WI residents were born outside of the country (552 people).

In 2021, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Fort Atkinson, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 597 Other (Hispanic) and 407 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2021 Citizenship
98.5%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 97% of Fort Atkinson, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Fort Atkinson, WI was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fort Atkinson, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 414
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    597 ± 371
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    407 ± 211
8.06%
Hispanic Population
1.01k people

In 2021, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Fort Atkinson, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 597 Other (Hispanic) and 407 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.06% of the people in Fort Atkinson, WI are hispanic (1.01k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Fort Atkinson, WI as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.41%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
552 people
3.77%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
469 people

As of 2021, 4.41% of Fort Atkinson, WI residents (552 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Fort Atkinson, WI was 3.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    181 ± 83
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    110 ± 76
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    82 ± 60

Fort Atkinson, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Fort Atkinson, WI employs 7.15k people. The largest industries in Fort Atkinson, WI are Manufacturing (1,087 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,021 people), and Educational Services (678 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($64,271), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,500), and Wholesale Trade ($51,912).

Occupations

7.15k
2021 Value
± 742
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 14.9%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Fort Atkinson, WI grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 7.05k employees to 7.15k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fort Atkinson, WI, are Management Occupations (757 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (752 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (606 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fort Atkinson, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.15k
2021 Value
± 742
1.52%
1 Year growth
± 14.9%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Fort Atkinson, WI grew at a rate of 1.52%, from 7.05k employees to 7.15k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fort Atkinson, WI, are Manufacturing (1,087 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,021 people), and Educational Services (678 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fort Atkinson, WI, though some of these residents may live in Fort Atkinson, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,630
Median earning men ± $5,314
$32,509
Median earning women ± $4,775

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Public Administration ($66,250), Manufacturing ($55,345), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,012).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Public Administration ($56,658), Wholesale Trade ($44,181), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($36,507).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Wisconsin.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $43.6B
  2. $37.7B
  3. $34.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $43.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($37.7B) and Machinery ($34.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$348B
2020 Value in Wisconsin
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Wisconsin
76.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $348B. This is expected to increase 76.2% to $614B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.8B
  2. $17.7B
  3. $15.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.8B, followed by Minnesota with $17.7B and Michigan and $15.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Wisconsin over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.664% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.589% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.4M), Some college (1.03M), and Bachelors Degree (900k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Fort Atkinson, WI was $170,500 in 2021, which is 0.696 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $161,500 to $170,500, a 5.57% increase. The homeownership rate in Fort Atkinson, WI is 69.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Fort Atkinson, WI have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fort Atkinson, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fort Atkinson, WI is $67,163. In 2021, the place with the highest median household income in Fort Atkinson, WI was Census Tract 1012.02 with a value of $89,821, followed by Census Tract 1014 and Census Tract 1015, with respective values of $60,068 and $48,894.

Property

$170,500
Median Property Value 2021
±$7,013
$29,519
Median Property Taxes
±$981

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Fort Atkinson, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Fort Atkinson, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
Homeownership
2021
61.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 69.2% of the housing units in Fort Atkinson, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1012.02
  2. Census Tract 1014
  3. Census Tract 1015

In 2021, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fort Atkinson, WI was Census Tract 1012.02 with a value of $89,821, followed by Census Tract 1014 and Census Tract 1015, with respective values of $60,068 and $48,894.

The following map shows all of the places in Fort Atkinson, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$67,163
Median Household Income
± $7,963
5.31k
Number of Households
± 574

In 2021, the median household income of the 5.31k households in Fort Atkinson, WI grew to $67,163 from the previous year's value of $63,535.

The following chart displays the households in Fort Atkinson, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $100k - $125k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Fort Atkinson, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.445
2020 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2021, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.429% decline from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (83.1%)
  2. Carpooled (6.23%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.78%)

In 2021, 83.1% of workers in Fort Atkinson, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.23%) and those who worked at home (4.78%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fort Atkinson, WI have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.38% of the workforce in Fort Atkinson, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Fort Atkinson, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fort Atkinson, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.92% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fort Atkinson, WI (862 out of 12.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Fort Atkinson, WI is White, followed by Two Or More and Other.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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94.6% of the population of Fort Atkinson, WI has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 0.737% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WI see 2231 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.402% decrease from the previous year (2240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1635 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 905 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,231 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, WI

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, WI see an average of 2,231 patients per year. This represents a 0.402% decrease from the previous year (2,240 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson County, WI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.8% under 18 years, 20.5% between 18 and 34 years, 40.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.9% were men and 50.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.43%
Uninsured
56.9%
Employer Coverage
12.9%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
0.737%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fort Atkinson, WI grew by 60.3% from 3.39% to 5.43%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fort Atkinson, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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