Introduction to Delavan, Wisconsin

Delavan, Wisconsin, in Walworth county, is 19 miles E of Janesville, Wisconsin and 46 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. About 7,956 people live in Delavan.

Delavan History

The earliest inhabitants of the area were Native Americans. The area was known as "New France" from the middle of the seventeenth century until the middle of eighteenth century, when it was under French control. After the French and Indian War, the area came under control of the Province of Quebec and the British. The community became a part of the territory of Wisconsin in the year 1836. It was officially granted statehood in 1848 and named in honor of Edward Cornelius Delavan.

Delavan and nearby Attractions

  • East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
  • Spinning Top Museum
  • Rock Cut State Park
  • Milton House Museum
  • Palmer Park
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Delavan

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the George Williams Golf Course, the Hawks View Golf Club and the Abbey Springs Golf Course. Parks in the area include Terrace Park, Veterans Memorial Park and Robert H Miller Park, while the local churches include the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, the Christ Episcopal Church of Delavanm and the Saint Andrews Catholic Church. Festivals celebrated by the community include the Winter Fest and Jamming in the Gardens with Bluegrass Bands.

Delavan Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Delavan Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Rock Valley College and Elgin Community College.


Total Population 8,439
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 14.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,834
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.3%
Median Earnings25+ $28,000
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,026
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,731


Median Family Income $55,217
% Above Poverty Level 82.5%
% Below Poverty Level 17.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 27.3%
Median Gross Rent $771
Median House Value $147,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.6%
US/American 0.3%
English 6.7%
Irish 11.9%

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

Delavan Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles E of Janesville, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 46 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Walworth
Standard Zip Codes 53115
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.633
Longitude -88.643

Delavan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.3 inches
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 26 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Darien 1,708 $60,795
Elkhorn 9,998 $62,514
Lake Geneva 7,714 $59,672
Sharon 1,632 $53,261

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

Delavan Public Libraries

Aram Public Library
Delavan, Wisconsin
(262) 728-3111

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Delavan High Schools

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Serves 930 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.1

A Special Education School
Serves 139 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.3

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