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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Fort Atkinson demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jefferson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53549 ZIP code.
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.
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
Median rent in Fort Atkinson, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $478. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,056.
Libraries in Fort Atkinson include Dwight Foster Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fort Atkinson include Daily Jefferson County Union
Jefferson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Fort Atkinson political report.
The average commute time for Fort Atkinson workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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