Introduction to Delafield, Wisconsin

Delafield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha county, is 9 miles W of Waukesha, Wisconsin and 25 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There are an estimated 6,472 people in the city.

Delafield History

The city of Delafield is located along the Bark River in Waukesha County. The community was established in 1837. The city of Delafield houses the St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, a private Episcopal military school.

Delafield and nearby Attractions

  • Waukesha County Historical Society and Museum
  • Kettle Moraine State Forest
  • East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Clark House Museum

Things To Do In Delafield

Fowler Lake, Kettle Moraine State Forest and the Brookfield Dog Park are all accessible from Delafield. The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Mitchell Gallery of Flight, the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum, the Betty Brinn Children's Museum and the Logic Puzzle Museum are all nearby as well. The Kettle Moraine Golf Club, Bristlecone Pines Golf Club and Fairways of Woodside Golf Course are popular among local golfers. Nashotah Mission is the local church. A wide variety of reading materials are offered by the Delafield Public Library.

Delafield Transportation

Air transportation is available from General Mitchell International Airport.

Delafield Higher Education

Carroll College, Marquette University and Waukesha County Technical College are the local institutions of higher education.


Total Population 7,168
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,710
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.4%
Median Earnings25+ $52,057
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $51,023
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,875


Median Family Income $109,242
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 30.1%
Median Gross Rent $990
Median House Value $346,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 7.1%
Irish 16.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Delafield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles W of Waukesha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles W of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Waukesha
Standard Zip Codes 53018
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.06
Longitude -88.403

Delafield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 5.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chenequa 527 $176,750
Dousman 2,412 $73,750
Hartland 9,187 $92,330
Nashotah 1,452 $127,188
Oconomowoc 16,111 $91,713

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Delafield Public Libraries

Delafield Public Library
Delafield, Wisconsin
(262) 646-6230

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