Potter Lake, Wisconsin

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Population in 2010: 1,107.
Population change since 2000: +0.7%
Males: 562  (50.8%)
Females: 545  (49.2%)
Median resident age:

50.1 years
Wisconsin median age:

39.9 years

Zip codes: 53120.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $78,757 (it was $54,427 in 2000)
Potter Lake:

$78,757
WI:

$64,168

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $42,063 (it was $20,817 in 2000)

Potter Lake CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $288,817 (it was $133,900 in 2000)
Potter Lake:

$288,817
WI:

$197,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $314,767; detached houses: $308,437
March 2019 cost of living index in Potter Lake: 82.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 3.8%
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  • Races in Potter Lake, WI (2019)
    • 97193.6%White alone
    • 313.0%Hispanic
    • 242.3%Two or more races
    • 60.6%Asian alone

Races in Potter Lake detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Ancestries: German (64.6%), Polish (4.9%), Scandinavian (4.9%), English (4.6%), Welsh (4.4%), European (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.41 square miles.

Population density: 786 people per square mile   (low).

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47 residents are foreign born (1.7% Europe).

This place:

4.5%
Wisconsin:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $4,092 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $4,414 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Waukesha, WI (14.2 miles , pop. 64,825).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Milwaukee, WI (25.5 miles , pop. 596,974).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (76.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mukwonago, WI (1.8 miles ),
East Troy, WI (1.9 miles ),
Waterford North, WI (2.6 miles ),
Vernon, WI (2.7 miles ),
Spring Prairie, WI (2.7 miles ),
Eagle, WI (2.7 miles ),
Tichigan, WI (2.8 miles ),
Waterford, WI (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.82 N, Longitude: 88.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 262

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

4.3%
Wisconsin:

4.5%
Most common industries in Potter Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Health care (10.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.5%)
  • Truck transportation (10.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (7.7%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.1%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Utilities (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Potter Lake, WI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (12.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.8%)
  • Carpenters (5.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (8.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6.0%)
  • Child care workers (5.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)

Average climate in Potter Lake, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Potter Lake, Wisconsin average temperatures Potter Lake, Wisconsin average precipitation Potter Lake, Wisconsin humidity Potter Lake, Wisconsin wind speed Potter Lake, Wisconsin snowfall Potter Lake, Wisconsin sunshine Potter Lake, Wisconsin clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI CO Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.0. This is about average.

City:

76.0
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.333. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.333
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 17.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.3
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.41. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.41
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Potter Lake-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Wisconsin state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/27/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Potter Lake place center killed one person and injured 14 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 tornado 32.9 miles away from the place center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Potter Lake-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wisconsin state average. It is 23% 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 303.2 miles away from the city 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 98.3 miles away from Potter Lake 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 277.8 miles away from Potter Lake center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 303.2 miles away from Potter 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 59.5 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 154.3 miles away from the city 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).
Potter Lake topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Potter Lake:

  • PURITY DIALYSIS - MUKWONAGO (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; MUKWONAGO, WI)
  • HANNAH HOME HLTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; MUKWONAGO, WI)
  • EAST TROY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EAST TROY, WI)
  • KIWANIS MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EAST TROY, WI)
  • LAKEVIEW SPECIALTY HOSPITAL AND REHAB CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • MIDWEST REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WATERFORD, WI)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHAB-BURLINGTON (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; BURLINGTON, WI)

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

  • Carroll University (about 15 miles; Waukesha, WI; Full-time enrollment: 3,313)
  • Waukesha County Technical College (about 18 miles; Pewaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 4,415)
  • University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (about 20 miles; Whitewater, WI; FT enrollment: 11,124)
  • Marquette University (about 27 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 9,844)
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (about 27 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 13,156)
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (about 28 miles; Milwaukee, WI; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • University of Wisconsin-Parkside (about 28 miles; Kenosha, WI; FT enrollment: 3,843)

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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:

74.3%
Whole state:

64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.8%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Potter Lake:

Marital status in Potter Lake, WI
  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 68.3%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Potter Lake:

  • High school or higher: 97.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 13.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Wisconsin average:

10.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Potter 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
Walworth County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

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

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 110
This county:

10.97 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Walworth County:

6.8%
State:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

25.1%
State:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Potter Lake:

62.4%
Wisconsin:

48.8%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

67.4%
Wisconsin:

45.3%

Average BMI:
Potter Lake:

26.9
Wisconsin:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Potter Lake:

20.1%
Wisconsin:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.1%
Wisconsin:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.3
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Potter Lake:

34.0%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

68.7%
Wisconsin:

55.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Potter Lake:

86.6%
Wisconsin:

78.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Potter 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 Potter Lake:

  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAUK (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WALT-WEST WISCONSIN, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WOKY (920 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKSH (1640 AM; 10 kW; SUSSEX, WI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WEMP (1250 AM; 5 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMCS (1290 AM; 5 kW; GREENFIELD, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Potter Lake:

  • WFZH (105.3 FM; MUKWONAGO, WI; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHAD (90.7 FM; DELAFIELD, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • WKKV-FM (100.7 FM; RACINE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVCY-FM (107.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WJZI (93.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WMIL-FM (106.1 FM; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKTI-FM (94.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMYX-FM (99.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLTQ (97.3 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUWM (89.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: BOARD OF REGENTS, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM)
  • WXSS (103.7 FM; WAUWATOSA, WI; Owner: ENTERCOM MILWAUKEE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKLH (96.5 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WMWK (88.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WLKG (96.1 FM; LAKE GENEVA, WI; Owner: CTJ COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WLUM-FM (102.1 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE RADIO ALLIANCE, LLC)
  • WRIT-FM (95.7 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSLD (104.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: WPW BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLZR (102.9 FM; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKCH (106.5 FM; WHITEWATER, WI; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WJMR-FM (98.3 FM; MENOMONEE FALLS, WI; Owner: LAKEFRONT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Potter Lake:

  • WTAS-LP (Channel 43; WAUKESHA, WI; Owner: WAUKESHA TOWER ASSOCIATES)
  • WJJA (Channel 49; RACINE, WI; Owner: TV-49, INC.)
  • WDJT-TV (Channel 58; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WDJT-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WISN-TV (Channel 12; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WISN HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC. (CA CORP.))
  • WPXE (Channel 55; KENOSHA, WI; Owner: PAXSON MILWAUKEE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMVS (Channel 10; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WMVT (Channel 36; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: MILWAUKEE AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE DISTRICT BOARD)
  • WCGV-TV (Channel 24; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WCGV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WMLW-CA (Channel 46; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W63CU (Channel 63; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CHANNEL 41 AND 63 LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVTV (Channel 18; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WVTV LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WTMJ-TV (Channel 4; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WVCY-TV (Channel 30; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • WITI (Channel 6; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: WITI LICENSE,INC.)
  • W64CQ (Channel 64; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WMKE-CA (Channel 7; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: KM LPTV OF MILWAUKEE, L.L.C.)
  • W34CK (Channel 34; ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL; Owner: FIRST UNITED, INC.)
  • WWRS-TV (Channel 52; MAYVILLE, WI; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 33ft / 10.3mTotal length
  • 27,100Total average daily traffic
  • 4,096Total average daily truck traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Potter Lake, WI
  • 81.6%Utility gas
  • 13.4%Electricity
  • 2.0%No fuel used
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Potter Lake, WI
  • 59.1%Utility gas
  • 40.9%Electricity


Potter Lake compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
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