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Fort Atkinson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Atkinson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Winneshiek County at latitude 43.1441 and longitude -91.9348. Winneshiek County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,027 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Fort Atkinson, but most people and references simply refer to it as Fort Atkinson, Iowa.

The P1 Census Class Code for Fort Atkinson indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Fort Atkinson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 345
Population in Households 345
Population in Familes 295
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,102
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 161
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 170 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (20.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $145,161
Average Home Value $163,086


Median Household Income $53,180
Average Household Income $58,449
Per Capita Income $24,345
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.27% -0.23%
Households 0.15% -0.12%
Families 2.44% -0.36%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.69%
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, 2014 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 # 561 44th
Population Density1 # 248 76th
Diversity Index2 # 797 21st
Median Household Income # 461 55th
Per Capita Income # 646 36th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.