dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Elkhorn, Wisconsin, in Walworth county, is 24 miles E of Janesville, Wisconsin and 41 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city’s population is 7,305.

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

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Elkhorn Hospitals

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

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Master of Arts in Law - Non-Profit Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in English - Self-Designed
  • Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies
  • Recognized as a Top 20 Best Online Bachelor’s Program by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.
  • Online, campus-based, and evening courses offered in 95 areas of study, including Business, Nursing, Psychology, & more.
  • Endorsed by G.I. Jobs and Military Advanced Education magazine as a Military Friendly School in 2015.
  • Features small class sizes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 23 to 1.
  • 88% of Regent University students receive financial aid, with $18 million awarded in institutional scholarships & aid each year.
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • BS in Business Administration - Project Management
  • MSHUS- Family and Community Services
  • AAS in Information Technology - Network Administration
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
  • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
  • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
  • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
  • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
Programs
  • Business Administration (BS)
  • Business Administration - Human Resources (BS)
  • Business Management & Accounting (AAS)
  • Students are issued a new laptop at the beginning of their programs.
  • All online services and study materials are available 24/7, with faculty available five days a week.
  • All programs available online, with the MBA program offered on campus in Salt Lake City.
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), with programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).
  • Approved by the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 2010.

Our family of non-profit colleges admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

Programs
  • Master’s in Political Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Paralegal Studies
  • MBA in Healthcare

Located just steps from the U.S. Capital, the George Washington University is uniquely positioned at the core of U.S. government, policy and law. GW students and faculty benefit from an unparalleled opportunity to study and work alongside leaders in every discipline. Whether on campus or online, you too can take part in the interchanges that shape our community and the world.

Elkhorn High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

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

Study Online in Elkhorn
Additional Resources
Info for Elkhorn Government Officials


Are you an official in the Elkhorn government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top