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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fort Atkinson who work in office and administrative support (12.86%), sales jobs (8.31%), and food service (7.87%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fort Atkinson spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Fort Atkinson are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.63% of adults in Fort Atkinson having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Atkinson in 2010 was $26,213, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $104,852 for a family of four. However, Fort Atkinson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fort Atkinson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 13.32% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Atkinson include Irish, Polish, Norwegian, and English.

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