Profile for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, WI
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Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, in the Whitewater metro area.
The latitude of Lake Geneva is 42.591N. The longitude is -88.433W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 879 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,369.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Lake Geneva demographic reports
Lake Geneva is on the White River
Former and merged names include:
· Gros Pied
After the Civil War, the region became a resort for wealthy Chicago families
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.2 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Uncle Buck"
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Winterfest - Jan. 31-Feb. 4, 2007
- Venetian Festival - Aug. 15-19, 2007
- Oktoberfest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
- Art in the Park - Aug. 11-12, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lake Geneva web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Nearby parks & recreation:
Big Foot Beach State Park
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
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Ancestry & family history
30% of Lake Geneva residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lake Geneva ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lake Geneva was $21,536, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Lake Geneva residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Lake Geneva festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Oktoberfest - O
- Winterfest - J
- Art in the Park - A
- Venetian Festival - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Lake Geneva, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $550. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,129.
Libraries in Lake Geneva include Lake Geneva Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lake Geneva include Walworth County Week
Walworth County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lake Geneva political report.
Lake Geneva restaurants taking online reservations include Gilbert's ... View restaurants
The average commute time for Lake Geneva workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Lake Geneva include Bella Vista Suites, Best Western Harbor Shores, Cove of Lake Geneva, Lake Lawn Resort Delavan, Mill Creek Hotel.
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