Delavan Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 2,649.
Population change since 2000: +12.6%
Males: 1,353  (51.1%)
Females: 1,296  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

52.3 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 53184.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $67,547 (it was $45,192 in 2000)
Delavan Lake:

$67,547
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $41,093 (it was $24,067 in 2000)

Delavan Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $222,537 (it was $114,500 in 2000)
Delavan Lake:

$222,537
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $294,557; detached houses: $310,420; townhouses or other attached units: $212,236; in 2-unit structures: $193,533; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $189,589; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $198,896; mobile homes: $68,190

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,091.

March 2019 cost of living index in Delavan Lake: 89.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 5.3%
(5.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)

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  • Races in Delavan Lake, WI (2019)
    • 2,19185.2%White alone
    • 35313.7%Hispanic
    • 180.7%Two or more races
    • 100.4%Black alone

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Ancestries: German (27.7%), Polish (10.7%), English (5.7%), Irish (5.6%), European (4.1%), Italian (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 940 feet

Land area: 3.55 square miles.

Population density: 747 people per square mile   (low).

Delavan Lake, Wisconsin map

189 residents are foreign born (6.1% Latin America, 1.2% Europe).

This place:

7.3%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,919 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $3,103 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Janesville, WI (20.8 miles , pop. 59,498).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (46.0 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (71.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Delavan, WI (1.5 miles ),
Darien, WI (2.1 miles ),
Williams Bay, WI (2.1 miles ),
Fontana-on-Geneva Lake, WI (2.2 miles ),
Walworth, WI (2.3 miles ),
Elkhorn, WI (2.5 miles ),
Como, WI (2.6 miles ),
Geneva, WI (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 88.62 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

Distribution of median household income in Delavan Lake, WI in 2019
Distribution of house value in Delavan Lake, WI in 2019
Delavan Lake satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.3%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Most common industries in Delavan Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Food (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Machinery (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.2%)
  • Food (9.0%)
  • Machinery (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.3%)
  • Educational services (4.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.3%)
  • Food (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Delavan Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Delavan Lake, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.1. This is about average.

City:

62.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Delavan Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.0 miles away from the Delavan Lake place center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 tornado 29.1 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Delavan Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 289.6 miles away from Delavan Lake center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 264.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 289.7 miles away from Delavan Lake center
On 2/10/2010 at 09:59:35, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 165.0 miles away from Delavan Lake center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Walworth County (12) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Delavan Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Delavan Lake:

  • WILLOWFIELD NURSING AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; DELAVAN, WI)
  • WILLOWFIELD OF DELAVAN (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; DELAVAN, WI)
  • WILLIAMS BAY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WILLIAMS BAY, WI)
  • HOLTON MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ELKHORN, WI)
  • GOLDEN YEARS HLTH CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WALWORTH, WI)
  • DAVITA - LAKE GENEVA DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; LAKE GENEVA, WI)
  • HOME CARE NETWORK (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; LAKE GENEVA, WI)

Amtrak station near Delavan Lake:

  • 19 miles: JANESVILLE (3136 EAST COUNTY ROAD O)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Delavan Lake:

  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 18 miles; Whitewater, WI; Full-time enrollment: 11,124)
  • McHenry County College (about 28 miles; Crystal Lake, IL; FT enrollment: 4,886)
  • Rock Valley College (about 28 miles; Rockford, IL; FT enrollment: 6,269)
  • Carroll University (about 35 miles; Waukesha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,313)
  • College of Lake County (about 36 miles; Grayslake, IL; FT enrollment: 11,041)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 38 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 40 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,843)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Delavan Lake: Delavan Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 4 (A), Delavan Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 3 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Delavan Lake (A), Lake Delavan 36 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Walworth County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Wisconsin:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.8%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
6 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Delavan Lake:

Marital status in Delavan Lake, WI
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

For population 25 years and over in Delavan Lake:

  • High school or higher: 85.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.9
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Delavan Lake
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Delavan Lake, WI (based on Walworth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,8688
Evangelical Protestant13,45151
Mainline Protestant10,56340
Other5845
Black Protestant1221
None57,640-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Walworth County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 46
Walworth County:

4.59 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
Walworth County:

10.97 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.8%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Walworth County:

25.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
State:

49.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Delavan Lake:

41.6%
State:

46.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Delavan Lake:

23.5%
Wisconsin:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.7%
Wisconsin:

10.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Wisconsin:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

34.0%
Wisconsin:

34.0%

General health condition:
Delavan Lake:

52.9%
State:

56.3%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

75.6%
Wisconsin:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Delavan Lake, WI Residents

6.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($57,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.71%
Wisconsin average:

5.63%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Waukesha County, WI  0.67% ($60,960 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.63% ($49,506)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.56% ($50,610)


7.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
Wisconsin average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Waukesha County, WI  0.67% ($52,026 average AGI)
to Rock County, WI  0.60% ($37,942)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.58% ($39,101)

Strongest AM radio stations in Delavan Lake:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WNVR (1030 AM; 5 kW; VERNON HILLS, IL; Owner: POLNET COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZRK (1550 AM; 1 kW; LAKE GENEVA, WI)

Strongest FM radio stations in Delavan Lake:

  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSJY (107.3 FM; FORT ATKINSON, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WZSR (105.5 FM; WOODSTOCK, IL; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WQFL (100.9 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUEST FOR LIFE, INC.)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJVL (99.9 FM; JANESVILLE, WI; Owner: SOUTHERN WISCONSIN BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WXRX (104.9 FM; BELVIDERE, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WSUW (91.7 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WIS.)

TV broadcast stations around Delavan Lake:

  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
Delavan Lake fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019

Delavan Lake fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 2013 04:32 AM, Sr-50, Lat: 42.618111, Lon: -88.580503, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 12, 2007 01:03 AM, South Shore Drive, Lat: 42.609967, Lon: -88.587717, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jul 5, 2006 10:10 AM, O, North Shore Dr, Lat: 42.596040, Lon: -88.653400, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • / 0.1mTotal length
  • 2,052Total average daily traffic
  • 2,257Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Delavan Lake, WI
  • 94.1%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Delavan Lake, WI
  • 82.7%Utility gas
  • 17.3%Electricity


Delavan Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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