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Fort Atkinson, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Fort Atkinson had a population of 340 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.1433 and longitude -91.9327 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.

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Fort Atkinson, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 340
Population in Households 340
Population in Familes 288
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,086
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $57,758
Average Household Income $71,455
Per Capita Income $29,261


Total Housing Units 171 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 129 (75.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $136,111
Average Home Value $169,336


Total Households 157
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.32% -0.42%
Households -0.23% -0.39%
Families 0.92% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.47%

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, 2018 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 # 567 44th
Population Density # 254 75th
Diversity Index # 863 15th
Median Household Income # 409 60th
Per Capita Income # 464 54th

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