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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Lake Geneva had a population of 7,607 as of July 1, 2017. Lake Geneva 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 Lake Geneva is located at latitude 42.5832 and longitude -88.4284 in Walworth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lake Geneva (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Walworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 879 feet.

The City of Lake Geneva (GNIS ID: 1583511) 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 Lake Geneva 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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Lake Geneva, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,607
Daytime Population: Workers 6,428
Daytime Population: Residents 3,544
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,972
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.31
Population in Households 7,537
Population in Familes 5,648
Population in Group Qrtrs 70
Population Density2 1,153
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $49,704
Average Household Income $68,062
Per Capita Income $29,439


Total Housing Units 4,277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,637 (38.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,683 (39.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 957 (22.4%)
Median Home Value $210,714
Average Home Value $255,238


Total Households 3,320
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,889
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 -0.09% 0.11%
Households -0.02% 0.17%
Families 0.07% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Lake Geneva, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lake Geneva 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 # 112 86th
Population Density # 199 74th
Diversity Index # 31 96th
Median Household Income # 504 35th
Per Capita Income # 267 66th

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