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Overview

Introduction to Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Elkhorn, Wisconsin, in Walworth county, is 24 miles E of Janesville, Wisconsin and 41 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Elkhorn History

Elkhorn was named by Colonel Samuel Phoenix in the early part of the nineteenth century. LeGrand Rockwell, Milo Bradley and his brother Daniel formed a village in the area. The first town meeting was held in 1846, in the same year it was designated as the county seat of Walworth County. The Walworth County Fair has been held in the area every year since 1851.

Elkhorn and nearby Attractions

  • Old World Wisconsin
  • Hoard Historical Museum
  • Spinning Top Museum
  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Logic Puzzle Museum
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Elkhorn

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Lauderdale Lakes Country Club, the Evergreen Golf Club, East Course and the George Williams Golf Course. Local churches include the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Saint John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church and Saint John’s Lutheran Church. The city hosts the Walworth County Fair every August and September, Oktoberfest every October and the Festival of the Summer every August.

Elkhorn Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Elkhorn Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Gateway Technical College and Rock Valley College.

People

Total Population 9,998
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 4,796
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,514
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.3%
Median Gross Rent $796
Median House Value $159,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 12%

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

Elkhorn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles E of Janesville, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Walworth
Standard Zip Codes 53121
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.672
Longitude -88.544

Elkhorn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station LAKE GENEVA
Distance 7.6 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
Station BURLINGTON
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 27 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 33.9 inches
Station WHITEWATER
Distance 15.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Darien 1,708 $60,795
Delavan 8,439 $55,217
East Troy 4,304 $64,861
Lake Geneva 7,714 $59,672

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

Elkhorn Public Libraries

Library
Matheson Memorial Library
101 N. WISCONSIN ST.
Elkhorn, Wisconsin
(262) 723-2678

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Elkhorn Hospitals

AURORA LAKELAND MED CTR
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
W3985 CTY RD NN
(262) 741-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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ELKHORN AREA HI
482 E GENEVA ST
262-723-4920
Serves 796 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

LAKELAND ELEMENTARY/SECONDARY
504 W COURT ST
262-741-4118
A Special Education School
Serves 244 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

WALWORTH CO EDUC ALT HI
400 COUNTY ROAD H
262-741-6102
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Serves 21 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.2

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