Fort Atkinson, WI
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Fort Atkinson is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 12,426 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Fort Atkinson is the 66th largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities, Fort Atkinson isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fort Atkinson are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fort Atkinson is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Atkinson who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), sales jobs (8.69%), and management occupations (7.98%).

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

In terms of college education, Fort Atkinson is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.76% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Fort Atkinson in 2010 was $26,041, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $104,164 for a family of four. However, Fort Atkinson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Fort Atkinson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Atkinson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Fort Atkinson also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.39% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Atkinson include Irish, Norwegian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Fort Atkinson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.