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Silver Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Silver Lake (historical) had a population of 2,507 as of July 1, 2017. Silver Lake ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Silver Lake is located at latitude 42.5486 and longitude -88.1662 in Kenosha County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Silver Lake (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kenosha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 755 feet.

The Village of Silver Lake (historical) (GNIS ID: 1584162) has a X1 Census Class Code which indicates deleted feature that was a governmental entity. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Silver Lake population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Silver Lake: Silverlake.

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Silver Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,507
Daytime Population: Workers 653
Daytime Population: Residents 1,086
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,739
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.69
Population in Households 2,503
Population in Familes 2,058
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 1,860
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $64,763
Average Household Income $84,537
Per Capita Income $32,317


Total Housing Units 1,081 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 711 (65.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 225 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $226,620
Average Home Value $275,317


Total Households 935
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 637
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% 0.47%
Households 0.4% 0.42%
Families 0.17% 0.37%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Silver Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Silver Lake to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 234 70th
Population Density # 83 89th
Diversity Index # 255 67th
Median Household Income # 171 78th
Per Capita Income # 152 80th

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