Elkhart Lake, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Elkhart Lake had a population of 965 as of July 1, 2017. Elkhart Lake ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Elkhart Lake is located at latitude 43.8327 and longitude -88.0147 in Sheboygan County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Elkhart Lake (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Sheboygan County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 948 feet.

The Village of Elkhart Lake (GNIS ID: 1583149) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. 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 Elkhart 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 Elkhart Lake: Elkart Lake, Elkheart Lake.

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


Total Population 965
Daytime Population: Workers 981
Daytime Population: Residents 427
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,408
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.46
Population in Households 963
Population in Familes 777
Population in Group Qrtrs 2
Population Density2 756
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $65,164
Average Household Income $87,905
Per Capita Income $39,155


Total Housing Units 713 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 368 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 (35.8%)
Median Home Value $259,239
Average Home Value $332,698


Total Households 458
Average Household Size 2.1
Family Households 310
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 -0.03% 0.1%
Households 0.03% 0.13%
Families 1.12% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

Elkhart Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhart 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 # 394 49th
Population Density # 341 56th
Diversity Index # 625 19th
Median Household Income # 163 79th
Per Capita Income # 58 93rd

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