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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,930
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens15.9%
Employed Population 16+5,040
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.7%
Median Earnings25+$33,042
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,450
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,134

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,400
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$788
Median House Value$168,500

Ancestry

German44.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
Irish10.1%
English8.2%
Polish6.9%
Italian5.8%
Norwegian5.3%
Dutch4.2%
French Except Basque2.9%
Swedish2.9%
Danishn1.6%
Welsh1.4%
Scottish1.3%
Czech1.2%
Albanian1.1%
Austrian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Greek0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Serbian0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
African0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Elkhorn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Walworth County
Standard Zip Codes53121
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.67
Approximate Longitude-88.54

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)

StationLAKE GENEVA
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 59 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 63 F
Annual Precip37 inches
StationBURLINGTON
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp9 to 27 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp60 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 60 F
Annual Precip33.9 inches
StationWHITEWATER
Distance15.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Darien1,722$70,625
Delavan8,383$53,182
East Troy4,321$69,468
Lake Geneva7,766$77,232
Walworth2,828$51,250
Williams Bay2,596$82,361

Elkhorn Public Libraries

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

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Elkhorn Hospitals

Aurora Lakeland Med Ctr
(Non-profit)
W3985 Cty Rd Nn
(262) 741-2000

Elkhorn Public Schools

Elkhorn Area High
482 E Geneva St
ZIP: 53121
(262) 723-4920
High
Total Enrollment 900
Elkhorn Area Middle
627 Court St
ZIP: 53121
(262) 723-6800
Middle
Total Enrollment 698
Jackson Elementary
13 N Jackson St
ZIP: 53121
(262) 723-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Lakeland School
W3905 County Road Nn
ZIP: 53121
(262) 741-4118
Tibbets Elementary
W5218 County Road A
ZIP: 53121
(262) 742-2585
Primary
Total Enrollment 449
Walworth Co Educ Alt High
400 County Road H
ZIP: 53121
(262) 741-8138
High
Total Enrollment 21
West Side Elementary
222 Sunset Dr
ZIP: 53121
(262) 723-3297
Primary
Total Enrollment 561

Elkhorn Private Schools

First Lutheran School
415 Devendorf St
ZIP: 53121
Elementary
Total Enrollment 59
St Patrick Parish School
534 Sunset Dr
ZIP: 53121
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
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