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Fort Atkinson is a city in Jefferson County, in the Watertown-Fort Atkinson metro area.

The community was named for Brig. Gen. Henry Atkinson, who established a fort here during the Indian uprising of 1832

The latitude of Fort Atkinson is 42.928N. The longitude is -88.836W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 784 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,781.


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Median household income
Local
$43,807
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Fort Atkinson demographic reports
Fort Atkinson is on the Rock River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Buckskinner Rendezvous - May 26-27, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fort Atkinson web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Hoard Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

42% of Fort Atkinson residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fort Atkinson ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fort Atkinson was $21,008, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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20% of Fort Atkinson residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Fort Atkinson include Main Street Historic District - Fort Atkinson, Merchants Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Fort Atkinson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $478.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,056.


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Libraries in Fort Atkinson include Dwight Foster Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Fort Atkinson include Daily Jefferson County Union

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Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Atkinson political report.

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The average commute time for Fort Atkinson workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Fort Atkinson include Best Western, Holiday Inn Express.

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