Fitchburg, WI
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Fitchburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 27,996 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fitchburg is the 31st largest community in Wisconsin.

Fitchburg real estate is some of the most expensive in Wisconsin, although Fitchburg house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Fitchburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.64% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fitchburg is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fitchburg who work in sales jobs (13.22%), management occupations (11.89%), and food service (9.89%).

Also of interest is that Fitchburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The citizens of Fitchburg are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.94% of adults in Fitchburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fitchburg in 2010 was $34,836, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,344 for a family of four. However, Fitchburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fitchburg is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fitchburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fitchburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fitchburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.55% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fitchburg include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Fitchburg's cultural character, accounting for 16.95% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Fitchburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).