Demographics & Statistics

The City of Fitchburg is part of the Madison Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) which is made up of 568,593 residents.  Our boundaries stretch thirty-five square miles.  We incorporated into a City in 1983, so we are still in our teenage years when it comes to growth and development.  As we move into the next several decades, we continued to embrace our past heritage as a farming community by environmentally conscious, sustainable planning and controlled development as defined by our comprehensive plan.

Fitchburg demographics show that our residents are young, highly educated and diverse. Our population growth was twenty four percent from from 2000 to 2010 census compared to Dane County of fourteen percent. Fitchburg's population estimate for January 1, 2013 was 25,465 residents.  We have prepared a Fitchburg Trade Ring for one, five and ten miles to share both our workforce potential and our resident buying power.  Additional workforce information is available by industry at Wisconsin's Worknet, Summary of Statistics by NAICS or at the US Census Bureau.

The City of Fitchburg recently completed an 18 month economic development strategic plan along with a marketing and branding initiative.  The initiative called, "Forward Fitchburg" resulted in an economic development strategic plan and marketing and brand architecture for the City of Fitchburg.  This was a collaborative project with the Fitchburg Chamber Visitor and Business Bureau.  Based on the information from the study,  Our targeted industry clusters were validated:
agriculture, bio-science, information technology, medical instrumentation and advanced manufacturing.  It was determined that Fitchburg is also positioned to accommodate corporate and regional headquarters and back office operations along with local and regional distribution opportunities.  Forward Fitchburg Summary of Research and Analysis


Major Employers

Company Name Fitchburg Employees
Sub-Zero Group Inc.
1021
Promega Corp. (Includes Terso, BTC & Fitchburg Research Assoc) 815
Agrace HospiceCare Inc. 468 (FT/PT)
Super Target 450 (FT/PT)
Thermo Fisher Scientific 430
Hy-Vee Inc
406
Placon Corporation 367
CDW 261
City of Fitchburg 260 (FT/PT)
Tri-North Builders 250 (FT/PT)
Oakhill Correctional Facilities
250
General Beverage Sales Co
230
Certco Inc 216
Wingra Stone Co. / Redi-Mix, Inc. 200
Saris Cycling Group 167
WI Department of Natural Resources 165
Verona School District (Savanna Oaks / Stoner Prairie Schools) 141
Gordon Flesch Company 131
Per Mar Security Service 128 FT 2 PT
Bruker AXS 128
St Mary's Hospital (Renal Clinic, Sleep Clinic, and Business Office) 117
Realtime Utility Engineers
110
iHeart Media
100
Pick 'n Save
90 (FT/PT)
Group Health Cooperative (GHC) 89
Wisconsin Dialysis
85
All Juice Midwest
78
Park Bank 75
Stark Company Realtors 74
Philips Medical 70
Insperity Time and Attendance 66
First Weber Real Estate 65
AMC Theatres 67 (FT/PT)
Dental Health Associates
 60
Woods Hollow Daycare 56 (FT/PT)
Payne & Dolan Inc. 54
Credit Union Executives Society (CUES) 54
Waggin' Tails/Fitchburg Veterinary Hospital
 53 (FT/PT)
Cameca Instruments Inc. 50
Communication Innovations
50 (FT/PT)
Benjamin Plumbing 45
KL Engineering 42
Wyndham Garden
42 (FT/PT)
Tuscany Grill 42 (FT/PT)
General Communications
40
Gymfinity 40
Eagle School 37 (FT/PT)
Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) 36
Pike Technologies 34
United Vaccines 33
PDQ Food Stores (3 Stores) 32 (FT/PT)
Mastergraphics 31
The Alliance
31
UW Health - Physicians Plus 30
Influence Health
30
Oak Bank 29
Hammersley Stone
27 (FT/PT) 
North Star Financial Services 25
Mapping Specialists 24
Farin & Associates
23
Sprint Print 22
Happy Dogz 21
Kelly Moss Road and Race
21
Next Generation Clinical Research
20
Platypus Technologies 20