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The 2000 Census showed that Walworth County had a population of 93,759 people. This represented 1.75% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 15th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Walworth had a population of 100,593 people. This is an increase of 7.29% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010102,228+9.03%+1.63% since 2009
2008100,538+7.23%+0.3% since 2007
2007100,239+6.91%+0.27% since 2006
200699,973+6.63%+0.98% since 2005
200599,000+5.59%+1.54% since 2004
200497,496+3.99%+0.89% since 2003
200396,637+3.07%+1.56% since 2002
200295,154+1.49%+1.85% since 2001
200193,423-0.36%-0.36% since 2000
200093,759The Last Census

Walworth County had 43,783 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Walworth County has a total area<3> of 576 square miles [1,493 km²]. Of this total, 555 square miles [1,438 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (3.68%) being water (21.19 square miles [54.9 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Walworth County had a population density of 168.8 people per square mile [65.2 people/km²], making it the state's 14th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Walworth County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Walworth and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Walworth County QuickFact (QF-55127).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Walworth County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Lake GenevaQF-55414508,0297,14812.33%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Walworth County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Boone (IL)QF-17007   SW54,02041,78629.28%
McHenry (IL)QF-17111   S320,961260,07723.41%
JeffersonQF-55055   NW80,83374,0219.2%
KenoshaQF-55059   E165,382149,57710.57%
RacineQF-55101   E200,601188,8316.23%
RockQF-55105   W160,155152,3075.15%
WaukeshaQF-55133   NE383,154360,7676.21%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Walworth. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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