Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin is a town with approximately 12,000 residents. With an average age of just under 40, the city's population is fairly typical compared to other cities in Wisconsin, which has an average age of 38. The majority of residents own their homes in Fort Atkinson, and 37% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $786 a month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Wisconsin. Over the course of a year, renters in Fort Atkinson will save around $1,100 compared to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Fort Atkinson: manufacturing, healthcare, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 23% of the workforce in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 7% of residents work in transportation, making it the top career path in the city. With an average annual income of around $64K, Fort Atkinson workers bring in slightly less than their peers elsewhere in Wisconsin. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Compared to the national average (5%), Fort Atkinson has a large number of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (9%). Furthermore, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Fort Atkinson residents have an average commute of about 21 minutes, quicker than the Wisconsin average of about 23 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the prevailing means of commuting to work, chosen by 46% of residents, while public transportation isn't used much. Not many residents commute to work on foot.
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