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Fort Atkinson
  • Town in Wisconsin

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade B+
  5. Good for Families
    grade B+
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade B
  8. Weather
    grade C+
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade B minus

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Fort Atkinson is a town in Wisconsin with a population of 12,455. Fort Atkinson is in Jefferson County. Living in Fort Atkinson offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Fort Atkinson there are a lot of bars and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Fort Atkinson and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Fort Atkinson are above average.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$161,500
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$878
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    96.6
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    72.4
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    136.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,167
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    64.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  11%

Working in Fort Atkinson

Jobs
grade B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,535
National
$64,994

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