Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

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. The population of the village is 5,124.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Twin Lakes Low Violent Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 19% Twin Lakes Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin

Comparing Twin Lakes 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
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Age of the Population 5 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Senior Citizens 4 3
Racial Diversity 3 8
Female Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 7 8
Average Household Size 6 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
Median Family Income 7 8
People Above Poverty 7 5
College Educated Adults 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Public Transportation Use 6 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 9
Affordability of Rents 5 2
People Living Alone 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 7 6

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Twin Lakes Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,124 100%
Male 2,546 49.7%
Female 2,578 50.3%
Under 18 1,387 27.1%
18+ 3,737 72.9%
65+ 626 12.2%
Median Age 36.4
Average Family Size 3.05
White 4,988 97.3%
African-American 19 0.4%
Asian 29 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.2%
Other 29 0.6%
Mixed Race 49 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 127 2.5%

Estimated Twin Lakes Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 5,513
Growth 389
Growth % 7.6%

Twin Lakes 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 30.3%
Polish 15.4%
Irish 12.5%
Italian 5.9%
English 5.3%
Swedish 3.4%
US/American 3.3%
Norwegian 3.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.8%
French Canadian 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.7%
Scottish 1.6%
Swiss 1.5%
Slovak 1.2%
Dutch 1.2%
Czech 0.9%
British 0.6%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Ukrainian 0.4%
Austrian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Romanian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Twin Lakes 5,124 $54,583
Burlington 9,936 $54,045
Genoa City 1,949 $56,298
Lake Geneva 7,148 $54,543
Paddock Lake 3,012 $60,216
Rochester 1,149 $61,875
Silver Lake 2,341 $59,844
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1. Salisbury, Massachusetts 90.4   26.5% 11.9% 17.1% 29 $56,327 6.2% 2.5% 7,827 6.8% 18.9 16.8% 5.2
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