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Overview

Introduction to Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Twin Lakes, Wisconsin is 22 miles W of Kenosha, Wisconsin and 39 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is in Kenosha County.

Twin Lakes History

Twin Lakes was originally home to various Native American tribes. It was given its name because of its location on the Elizabeth and Mary lakes, which are known as the twin lakes. The first large hotel in the area was built in 1835, and the first school of Twin Lakes was established in 1904. The village was officially incorporated in 1937.

Twin Lakes and nearby Attractions

  • Chain O'Lakes State Park
  • Logic Puzzle Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area
  • Illinois Railway Museum
  • Moose Mountain Falls
  • Deerfield Historic Village

Things To Do In Twin Lakes

The McHenry County Historical Museum, the East Troy Electric Railroad Museum, the Lake County Discovery Museum, Deerfield Historic Village and the Fort Hill Heritage Museum are all accessible from Twin Lakes. The Moose Mountain Falls, a 50,000 square foot waterpark, is a short distance away as well. The Volo Bog State Natural Area, Big Foot Beach State Park and the Moraine Hills State Park are also popular local attractions.

Twin Lakes Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Twin Lakes Higher Education

Mchenry County College, Gateway Technical College and the College of Lake County are all in the area.

People

Total Population 6,031
Male Share of the Population 51.1%
Female Share of the Population 48.9%
Senior Citizens 11.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,893
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 50.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 22.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,656
% Above Poverty Level 89.5%
% Below Poverty Level 10.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $879
Median House Value $170,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 12.6%

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

Twin Lakes Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles W of Kenosha, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Kenosha
Standard Zip Codes 53181
Phone Area Codes 262
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.531
Longitude -88.248

Twin Lakes 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 BURLINGTON
Distance 8.2 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 ANTIOCH
Distance 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 28 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.5 inches
Station LAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance 11.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 28 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 42 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burlington 10,548 $69,716
Lake Geneva 7,714 $59,672
Paddock Lake 3,005 $72,311
Rochester 3,706 $82,358
Silver Lake 2,270 $82,679

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

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