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Welcome to Lake Geneva ...

The city of Lake Geneva is located in Walworth County<1>.

The location of Lake Geneva has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Lake Geneva: Lk. Geneva

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lake Geneva has a population of 8,012 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lake Geneva.

Lake Geneva is 890 feet [271 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lake Geneva lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Websites for Lake Geneva ...

Official Website:   www.cityoflakegeneva.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lakegenevawi.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lake Geneva had an population of 8,012 people. This is an increase of 4.72% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.09% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lake Geneva had a population of 7,651 people (which is 7.48% of the total population of Walworth County). This makes Lake Geneva the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lake Geneva represents 0.13% of the total population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 126th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,651 people, the population of Lake Geneva increased 7.04% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,148 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lake Geneva.

Communities Also Named Lake Geneva ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lake Geneva - they are located in Florida and Indiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lake Geneva.

Communities near Lake Geneva ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lake Geneva.

  • McHenry [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
    • McHenry [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Lake Geneva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McHenry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McHenry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McHenry<6>
  • Woodstock [McHenry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock [McHenry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Lake Geneva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,097 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodstock<6>
  • Salem Lakes [Kenosha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem Lakes
    • Salem Lakes [Kenosha County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Lake Geneva
    • Former names for Salem Lakes:
    • Salem
    • Silver Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Lakes
  • Antioch [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
    • Antioch [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake Geneva
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,174 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antioch<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Burlington [Racine County]
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      • Burlington [Racine County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Lake Geneva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,898 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burlington
    • Fox Lake [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Lake
      • Fox Lake [Lake County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Lake Geneva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fox Lake<6>
    • Elkhorn [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Walworth County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Lake Geneva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,020 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Harvard [McHenry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harvard
      • Harvard [McHenry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Lake Geneva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,979 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harvard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harvard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harvard<6>
    • Delavan [Walworth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delavan
      • Delavan [Walworth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Lake Geneva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,240 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delavan
    • Mukwonago [Waukesha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mukwonago
      • Mukwonago [Waukesha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Lake Geneva
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,107 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mukwonago have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mukwonago

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lake Geneva. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lake Geneva.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lake Geneva. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lake Geneva.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lake Geneva. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lake Geneva.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lake Geneva ...

Looking for more information about Lake Geneva? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lake Geneva, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lake Geneva.

Adding Lake Geneva to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lake Geneva in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lake Geneva was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lake Geneva on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Walworth County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lake Geneva: www.cityoflakegeneva.com/

The official website for Walworth County: www.co.walworth.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Walworth, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lake Geneva.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lake Geneva - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lake Geneva) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lake Geneva. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lake GenevaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lake Geneva. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5886, Longitude: -88.4298       In this case, the coordinates for Lake Geneva have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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