Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

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High Points

Elkhart Lake strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Wisconsin):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Elkhart Lake Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Elkhart Lake Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Elkhart Lake People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Elkhart Lake Well-Paid Single Women
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Elkhart Lake Median Family Income
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Elkhart Lake Low Violent Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Elkhart Lake College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 18% Elkhart Lake Low Property Crime

Comparative Profile of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Comparing Elkhart Lake to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Wisconsin (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Age of the Population 9 10
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Racial Diversity 2 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 9
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
College Educated Adults 9 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 5 4
Housing Recently Built 5 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 1
Affordability of Rents 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 9
Low Property Crime 8 9

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Elkhart Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles W of Sheboygan, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles N of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Sheboygan
Metro Area Sheboygan
Standard Zip Codes 53020
Phone Area Codes 920
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.833
Longitude -88.017

Elkhart Lake Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 58 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 53 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 59 F
Annual Precip 31.9 inches
Distance 30.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 48 F
Jul Temp 60 to 74 F
Oct Temp 41 to 55 F
Annual Precip 30.3 inches
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Elkhart Lake Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,021 100%
Male 500 49%
Female 521 51%
Under 18 184 18%
18+ 837 82%
65+ 162 15.9%
Median Age 43.3
Average Family Size 2.75
White 1,008 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.4%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 1.1%

Estimated Elkhart Lake Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,068
Growth 47
Growth % 4.6%

Elkhart Lake Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 65.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Norwegian 5.1%
Irish 4.5%
US/American 3.4%
English 2.5%
Italian 2.4%
Dutch 2.2%
Polish 2%
Swiss 1%
Czech 1%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
European 0.8%
Swedish 0.7%
Luxemburger 0.7%
Scottish 0.6%
Greek 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Slavic 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Elkhart Lake 1,021 $60,694
Glenbeulah 378 $47,045
Howards Grove 2,792 $65,243
Kiel 3,450 $53,798
New Holstein 3,301 $48,173
Plymouth 7,781 $52,488
St. Cloud 497 $56,625

Elkhart Lake Public Libraries

Elkhart Lake Public Library
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Elkhart Lake High Schools (2004)

Serves 200 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.8

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