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 home prices are not only among the most expensive in Wisconsin, but Fitchburg real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Fitchburg is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 88.13% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Fitchburg is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fitchburg who work in management occupations (13.27%), sales jobs (11.49%), and office and administrative support (9.04%).

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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Fitchburg use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Fitchburg‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Fitchburg ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Fitchburg, 46.04% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Fitchburg in 2010 was $34,834, which is wealthy relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $139,336 for a family of four. However, Fitchburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fitchburg is an extremely 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 19.58% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fitchburg include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Polish.

In addition, Fitchburg has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.70%).

The most common language spoken in Fitchburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.