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Walworth County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2014: 103,527 (66% urban, 34% rural); it was 93,759 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 19,854
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,456
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,852
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,389 (it was 10,670 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 555 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 186 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Walworth County: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.1%), Educational, health and social services (15.3%), Manufacturing (14.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Walworth County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.9%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years
Males: 51,888  (50.1%)
Females: 51,639  (49.9%)
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Walworth County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Walworth County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $58,537 ($46,274 in 1999)

This county:

$58,537
Wisconsin:

$55,638

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $704 (lower quartile is $527, upper quartile is $868)
This county:

$704
State:

$669


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $188,700 (it was $128,800 in 2000)
Walworth:

$188,700
Wisconsin:

$168,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,600 - $294,300

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $280,403
Here:

$280,403
State:

$210,534

Townhouses or other attached units: $168,994
Here:

$168,994
State:

$176,643

In 2-unit structures: $140,601
Here:

$140,601
State:

$142,868

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $191,605
Here:

$191,605
State:

$155,412

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $626,315
Here:

$626,315
State:

$171,735

Mobile homes: $29,665
Here:

$29,665
State:

$50,941
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,442
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $586

Institutionalized population: 828

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 5
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 81
  • Thefts: 224
  • Auto thefts: 29

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 7
  • Burglaries: 70
  • Thefts: 262
  • Auto thefts: 25
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 349 buildings, average cost: $248,000
  • 2008: 186 buildings, average cost: $366,700
  • 2009: 118 buildings, average cost: $272,600
  • 2010: 105 buildings, average cost: $381,800
  • 2011: 93 buildings, average cost: $379,700
  • 2012: 132 buildings, average cost: $302,300
  • 2013: 154 buildings, average cost: $341,900
  • 2014: 135 buildings, average cost: $308,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $3,523 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $3,590 (2.0%)

Walworth County household income distribution in 2009 Walworth County home values distribution Walworth County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.7%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.6% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.4% for American Indian residents, 72.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.5% for other race residents, 29.8% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 12.7%
Walworth County:

12.7%
Wisconsin:

12.1%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.6% for Black residents, 19.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.8% for American Indian residents, 72.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 14.2% for other race residents, 26.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Walworth County is $534 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $696 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $869 a month.

Cities in this county include: Whitewater, Delavan, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Bloomfield, Geneva, East Troy, Lyons, Sugar Creek, Pell Lake.

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

2012 air pollution in Walworth County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.039 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Allegany County, New York , Boone County, Illinois , Clayton County, Iowa , Franklin County, Iowa , Rensselaer County, New York , Schoharie County, New York .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,549
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 5,036 (41% naturalized citizens)

Walworth County:

5.4%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,307
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,071
  • 1985 to 1989: 747
  • 1980 to 1984: 333
  • 1975 to 1979: 202
  • 1970 to 1974: 257
  • 1970 to 1974: 135
  • 1965 to 1969: 984
Note: State values scaled to Walworth County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.4%

Walworth County marital status for males Walworth County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 31,414
  • One, attached: 1,216
  • Two: 1,954
  • 3 or 4: 1,964
  • 5 to 9: 2,775
  • 10 to 19: 1,148
  • 20 or more: 2,103
  • Mobile homes: 1,196
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 13

Housing units in Walworth County with a mortgage: 13,883 (1,792 second mortgage, 2,757 home equity loan, 132 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,913

Here:

70.1% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Walworth County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic19,8688
Evangelical Protestant13,45151
Mainline Protestant10,56340
Other5845
Black Protestant1221
None57,640-
Walworth County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Walworth County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

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.
Wisconsin:

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
This county:

10.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Walworth County:

6.8%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Walworth County:

25.1%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Walworth County:

Average size of farms: 222 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $88,563
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $216.42
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.03%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 56.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $79,923
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.24%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.87%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,364
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.15%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 41.74%
Corn for grain: 80725 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3586 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 56775 harvested acres
Vegetables: 2,368 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 96 acres

Earthquake activity:

Walworth County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 292.0 miles away from Walworth County center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from the county 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 266.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 324.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 290.6 miles away from Walworth County center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 281.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 03, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1966: April 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 1966, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1768: June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: 1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Snow, Incident Period: February 05, 2008 to February 06, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3285: March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: 3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Wisconsin Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3249: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 07, 2004 to July 03, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1526: June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Wisconsin Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared EM-3163: January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: 3163, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1332: June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: 1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Wisconsin Drought, Incident Period: June 17, 1976, Emergency Declared EM-3014: June 17, 1976, FEMA Id: 3014, Natural disaster type: Drought
  • Wisconsin Severe Storms, Icing, Wind, Flooding, Incident Period: March 23, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-496: March 23, 1976, FEMA Id: 496, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Wisconsin SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: April 27, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-376: April 27, 1973, FEMA Id: 376, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Walworth County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Philippines (2%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Walworth County (%):

  • German (36%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • English (6%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Norwegian (5%)
  • Italian (4%)

Walworth County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 38,685 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 4,450 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 181 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 14 (0%)
  • Railroad: 156 (0%)
  • Taxi: 13 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 30 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 114 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,293 (5%)
  • Other means: 256 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,966 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Walworth County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 3,424 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 728 people in nursing homes
  • 285 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 145 people in other group homes
  • 123 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 109 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 95 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 64 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 45 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 39 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 36 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 26 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 19 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 11 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Walworth County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 1,589 people in college/university student housing
  • 482 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 332 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 183 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 61 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 34 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 14 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $55,575.

5.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,180 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.36% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($21,401 average AGI)
2.41% relocated from other states ($19,779 average AGI)
Walworth County:

2.41%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Waukesha County, WI  0.57% ($39,840 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.49% ($38,941)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.46% ($40,416)
from Rock County, WI  0.40% ($37,582)
from Kenosha County, WI  0.39% ($32,171)
from McHenry County, IL  0.38% ($39,520)
from Cook County, IL  0.33% ($56,476)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,205 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($339 average AGI)
Walworth County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

3.54% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($19,563 average AGI)
2.39% relocated to other states ($17,303 average AGI)
Walworth County:

2.39%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.62% ($27,966 average AGI)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.54% ($42,068)
to Rock County, WI  0.49% ($32,387)
to Racine County, WI  0.34% ($28,511)
to Dane County, WI  0.34% ($33,438)
to Jefferson County, WI  0.31% ($29,857)
to Kenosha County, WI  0.29% ($35,248)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 1.3

Births per 1000 population in Walworth County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Walworth County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Walworth County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Walworth County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Walworth County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 14,478 (12,565 aged, 1,913 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,872 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Walworth County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,083)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (915)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (802)
  • Unspecified dementia (599)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (579)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (576)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (425)
  • Congestive heart failure (314)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (287)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (250)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.02
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,642
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 76
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,386

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,127
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 836
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 43
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 122.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 66.6
  • Other - 56.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 99,519
  • In family households: 81,142 (19,336 male householders, 6,582 female householders)
    20,423 spouses, 28,404 children (26,403 natural, 654 adopted, 1,347 stepchildren), 1,431 grandchildren, 755 brothers or sisters, 655 parents, 839 other relatives, 2,218 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,377 (6,764 male householders (4,911 living alone)), 7,017 female householders (5,643 living alone)), 4,596 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,709 (828 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 11,603 2-persons, 5,592 3-persons, 4,884 4-persons, 2,391 5-persons, 916 6-persons, 532 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,554 1-person, 2,405 2-persons, 476 3-persons, 206 4-persons, 103 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 16 7-or-more-persons.

17,136 married couples with children.
4,024 single-parent households (1,146 men, 2,878 women).

91.0% of residents of Walworth County speak English at home.
5.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (49% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $355,327,000 ($3,613 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $8,777,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $195,224,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $80,440,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,409,000
Federal grants: $51,295,000
Federal procurement contracts: $6,969,000 ($3,625,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $12,990,000 ($975,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $36,824,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $41,556,000
Federal Government insurance: $34,406,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 5,939
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,248
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,077
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,208
Here:

+52 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Walworth County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 8.81 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 90
  • 2010 to 2013: 192
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,657
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,537
  • 1980 to 1989: 4,171
  • 1970 to 1979: 7,788
  • 1960 to 1969: 3,980
  • 1950 to 1959: 5,293
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,606
  • 1939 or earlier: 9,481
Note: State values scaled to Walworth population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Walworth County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Walworth County population
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 107
  • 3 rooms: 593
  • 4 rooms: 2,102
  • 5 rooms: 4,826
  • 6 rooms: 6,076
  • 7 rooms: 4,407
  • 8 rooms: 2,932
  • 9+ rooms: 2,797
  • 1 room: 450
  • 2 rooms: 766
  • 3 rooms: 1,853
  • 4 rooms: 3,558
  • 5 rooms: 1,927
  • 6 rooms: 993
  • 7 rooms: 541
  • 8 rooms: 344
  • 9+ rooms: 238
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Walworth County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Walworth County population
  • no bedroom: 16
  • 1 bedroom: 730
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,965
  • 3 bedrooms: 12,395
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,670
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,076
  • no bedroom: 529
  • 1 bedroom: 2,422
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,052
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,910
  • 4 bedrooms: 616
  • 5+ bedrooms: 141
Cars and other vehicles available in Walworth County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Walworth County population
  • no vehicle: 611
  • 1 vehicle: 5,794
  • 2 vehicles: 11,290
  • 3 vehicles: 4,358
  • 4 vehicles: 1,298
  • 5+ vehicles: 501
  • no vehicle: 1,052
  • 1 vehicle: 4,984
  • 2 vehicles: 3,303
  • 3 vehicles: 961
  • 4 vehicles: 278
  • 5+ vehicles: 92

52% of Walworth County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Wisconsin.

Walworth County:

52.3%
State average:

57.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 54,566
  • Northeast: 1,665
  • Midwest: 27,343
  • South: 2,683
  • West: 1,998

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $128,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Walworth County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (83.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.6%)
  • Electricity (3.2%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Utility gas (64.5%)
  • Electricity (27.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,574
Here:

14.6%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 323
Here:

6.0%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 519
Here:

5.8%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Walworth County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $19,000
  • Construction - Health - Other: $7,586,000
    Regular Highways: $4,599,000
    General Public Buildings: $714,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $473,000
    Correctional Institutions: $246,000
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $27,000
    General - Other: $20,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $17,200,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,191,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $12,125,000
    Police Protection: $11,519,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,374,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,264,000
    Regular Highways: $3,389,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,206,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,390,000
    Financial Administration: $2,377,000
    General - Other: $2,002,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,616,000
    Libraries: $1,132,000
    General Public Buildings: $980,000
    Solid Waste Management: $339,000
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,728,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $1,132,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $258,000
    Police Protection: $98,000
    Sewerage: $91,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Elementary and Secondary Education: $153,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $947,000
    Central Staff Services: $638,000
    Regular Highways: $337,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $38,711,000

Walworth County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $16,315,000
    Solid Waste Management: $220,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $212,000
    Regular Highways: $53,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $33,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,018,000
    All Other: $785,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,245,000
    Highways: $399,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,088,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $664,000
    Sale of Property: $97,000
    Rents: $74,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $46,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $8,201,000
    Education: $6,197,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,518,000
    Highways: $4,489,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,194,000
    All Other: $715,000
  • Tax - Property: $44,700,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $7,304,000
    Other License: $779,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $649,000
    NEC: $34,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $33,000
    Other Selective Sales: $32,000

Walworth County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $47,535,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $42,360,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,800,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,625,000

Walworth County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,654,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $55,334,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $454,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 885
  • Number of aged recipients: 72
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 813
  • Number of recipients under 18: 139
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 614
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 132
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 348
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 360
Walworth County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Walworth County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Walworth County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John58975.1 years
William47075.7 years
Mary42079.9 years
Robert38572.2 years
George33278.3 years
Helen30381.3 years
James28672.6 years
Edward26776.5 years
Joseph26476.8 years
Dorothy25280.2 years
Most common last names in Walworth County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson22579.8 years
Anderson14775.3 years
Smith12177.2 years
Miller9979.4 years
Nelson9878.6 years
Peterson8479.2 years
Brown7677.9 years
Olson7177.1 years
Hansen6177.3 years
Jones6075.6 years
Businesses in Walworth County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1La-Z-Boy1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets11
AmericInn1Maurices2
AutoZone1McDonald's5
Blockbuster1New Balance1
Burger King4Nike8
Caribou Coffee1OfficeMax1
Chevrolet3Panera Bread1
Cold Stone Creamery1Penske1
Comfort Suites2PetSmart1
Cricket Wireless3Pizza Hut2
Curves2RadioShack2
Dairy Queen2Sears2
Decora Cabinetry2Slumberland1
Domino's Pizza1Sprint Nextel1
Fashion Bug1Staples1
FedEx10Starbucks3
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile2
Goodwill1Taco Bell2
H&R Block4Target1
Hilton1True Value3
Holiday Inn1U-Haul7
Home Depot1UPS11
Jimmy John's7Walgreens2
Jones New York3Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's1
Kohl's1YMCA2

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