Delavan Lake, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Delavan Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Delavan Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 2,641 as of July 1, 2017. Delavan Lake ranks in the upper 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 Delavan Lake is located at latitude 42.5989 and longitude -88.6245 in Walworth County. The formal boundaries for the Delavan Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.11 sq. miles and a water area of 2.5 sq. miles. Walworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 935 feet.

The Delavan Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393393) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Delavan Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of Delavan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Walworth County.

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

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


Total Population 2,641
Daytime Population: Workers 234
Daytime Population: Residents 1,210
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,444
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.55
Population in Households 2,628
Population in Familes 2,149
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density2 643
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $66,701
Average Household Income $78,012
Per Capita Income $31,389


Total Housing Units 2,313 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 844 (36.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,239 (53.6%)
Median Home Value $219,866
Average Home Value $318,446


Total Households 1,074
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 732
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 -0.04% 0.18%
Households 0.08% 0.24%
Families 0.15% 0.16%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Delavan Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Delavan 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 # 223 71st
Population Density # 389 50th
Diversity Index # 96 88th
Median Household Income # 136 83rd
Per Capita Income # 184 76th

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