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Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Welcome to Fort Atkinson ...
The location of Fort Atkinson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
A typical abbreviation for Fort Atkinson: Ft. Atkinson
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Fort Atkinson has a population of 12,434 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Fort Atkinson.
Fort Atkinson is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Fort Atkinson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Fort Atkinson had an population of 12,434 people. This is an increase of 0.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Fort Atkinson had a population of 12,368 people (or 14.78% of the total population of Jefferson County). This makes Fort Atkinson the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Fort Atkinson represents 0.22% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 12,368 people, the population of Fort Atkinson increased 6.43% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,621 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Fort Atkinson.
Adding Fort Atkinson to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Fort Atkinson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fort Atkinson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fort Atkinson on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Fort Atkinson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Fort Atkinson - they are located in Iowa and Kansas (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Fort Atkinson.
Communities near Fort Atkinson ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Fort Atkinson.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fort Atkinson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fort Atkinson.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fort Atkinson. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fort Atkinson.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fort Atkinson. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Fort Atkinson.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Atkinson ...
Looking for more information about Fort Atkinson? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fort Atkinson, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fort Atkinson.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fort Atkinson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywi.gov
The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/
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This page was last modified: 14 Sep 2021