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Fort Atkinson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Atkinson had a population of 344 as of July 1, 2017. Fort Atkinson ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Fort Atkinson is located at latitude 43.1441 and longitude -91.9348 in Winneshiek County. The formal boundaries for the City of Fort Atkinson (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Winneshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The City of Fort Atkinson (GNIS ID: 2394794) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Fort Atkinson is located within Township of Washington, a minor civil division (MCD) of Winneshiek County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Fort Atkinson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Fort Atkinson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 344
Daytime Population: Workers 108
Daytime Population: Residents 151
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 259
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 344
Population in Familes 293
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,099
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $54,705
Average Household Income $64,710
Per Capita Income $26,527


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (73.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 6.5%)
Median Home Value $134,783
Average Home Value $176,815


Total Households 159
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.2% -0.29%
Households -0.09% -0.25%
Families 1.17% -0.36%
Median Household Income   3.23%
Per Capita Income   2.99%

Fort Atkinson, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fort Atkinson to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 562 44th
Population Density # 249 75th
Diversity Index # 857 16th
Median Household Income # 473 53rd
Per Capita Income # 586 42nd

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