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Fort Atkinson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Atkinson had a population of 335 as of July 1, 2015. Fort Atkinson ranks in 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, 2015.

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Fort Atkinson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 335
Population in Households 335
Population in Familes 286
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,070
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 123 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $152,778
Average Home Value $170,732


Median Household Income $51,281
Average Household Income $59,018
Per Capita Income $24,686
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.42%
Households -0.36% -0.39%
Families 1.45% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.74%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


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, 2015 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 # 568 44th
Population Density1 # 261 74th
Diversity Index2 # 866 15th
Median Household Income # 559 45th
Per Capita Income # 656 35th

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