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Overview

Introduction to Delavan, Wisconsin

Delavan, Wisconsin, in Walworth county, is 19 miles E of Janesville, Wisconsin and 46 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Delavan History

The earliest inhabitants of the area were Native Americans. The area was known as "New France" from the middle of the seventeenth century until the middle of eighteenth century, when it was under French control. After the French and Indian War, the area came under control of the Province of Quebec and the British. The community became a part of the territory of Wisconsin in the year 1836. It was officially granted statehood in 1848 and named in honor of Edward Cornelius Delavan.

Delavan and nearby Attractions

  • East Troy Electric Railroad Museum
  • Spinning Top Museum
  • Rock Cut State Park
  • Milton House Museum
  • Palmer Park
  • Big Foot Beach State Park

Things To Do In Delavan

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the George Williams Golf Course, the Hawks View Golf Club and the Abbey Springs Golf Course. Parks in the area include Terrace Park, Veterans Memorial Park and Robert H Miller Park, while the local churches include the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, the Christ Episcopal Church of Delavanm and the Saint Andrews Catholic Church. Festivals celebrated by the community include the Winter Fest and Jamming in the Gardens with Bluegrass Bands.

Delavan Transportation

General Mitchell International is the nearest major airport.

Delavan Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carroll College, Rock Valley College and Elgin Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,383
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+3,926
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married48.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.1%
Median Earnings25+$29,340
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,975
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,417

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,182
% Above Poverty Level87.8%
% Below Poverty Level12.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.5%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.9%
Median Gross Rent$788
Median House Value$144,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)35.3%
German28.2%
Irish10.4%
Polish6.9%
English6.8%
Norwegian4.2%
Dutch4%
Italian3.6%
Swedish2.4%
French Except Basque2.2%
Czech1.9%
Scottish1.2%
Danishn1%
Welsh0.9%
US/American0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Delavan Almanac

CategoryValue
County Walworth County
Standard Zip Codes53115
Phone Area Codes608,262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.62
Approximate Longitude-88.63

Delavan Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLAKE GENEVA
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationWHITEWATER
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 25 F
Apr Temp35 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.3 inches
StationFORT ATKINSON
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 26 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 61 F
Annual Precip33.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Darien1,722$70,625
Elkhorn9,930$65,400
Lake Geneva7,766$77,232
Sharon1,745$56,250
Walworth2,828$51,250
Williams Bay2,596$82,361

Delavan Public Libraries

Aram Public Library
404 E. WALWORTH AVE.
Delavan, Wisconsin
(262) 728-3111

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Delavan Public Schools

Delavan-darien High
150 Cummings St
ZIP: 53115
(262) 728-2642
High
Total Enrollment 779
Phoenix Middle
414 Beloit St
ZIP: 53115
(262) 728-2642
Middle
Total Enrollment 490
Turtle Creek Elementary
1235 Creek Rd
ZIP: 53115
(262) 728-2642
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Wileman Elementary
1001 E Geneva St
ZIP: 53115
(262) 728-2642
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Wisconsin School For The Deaf
309 W Walworth Ave
ZIP: 53115
(262) 728-7120

Delavan Private Schools

Delavan Christian School
848 Oak St
ZIP: 53115
Elementary
Total Enrollment 98
Our Redeemer Lutheran School
416 W Geneva St
ZIP: 53115
Elementary
Total Enrollment 133
St Andrew Parish School
115 S 7th St
ZIP: 53115
Elementary
Total Enrollment 139
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