Potter Lake, WI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Potter Lake, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Potter Lake Census Designated Place had a population of 1,044 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Potter Lake is located at latitude 42.8201 and longitude -88.343 in Walworth County. The formal boundaries for the Potter Lake Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0.24 sq. miles. Walworth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 850 feet.

The Potter Lake Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2393196) 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 Potter Lake Census Designated Place is located within Town of East Troy, a minor civil division (MCD) of Walworth County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Potter 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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Potter Lake, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,044
Daytime Population: Workers 37
Daytime Population: Residents 445
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 482
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.46
Population in Households 1,044
Population in Familes 897
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 993
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $71,292
Average Household Income $100,058
Per Capita Income $40,237


Total Housing Units 493 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 390 (79.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 29 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $239,250
Average Home Value $327,238


Total Households 419
Average Household Size 2.49
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 -0.8% -0.41%
Households -0.67% -0.29%
Families -0.73% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.42%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

Potter Lake, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Potter 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 # 378 51st
Population Density # 247 68th
Diversity Index # 505 36th
Median Household Income # 91 88th
Per Capita Income # 46 94th

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