Walworth County is transitioning from an agricultural and tourism-based economy into a diverse mix of tourism, retail, manufacturing and agri-based companies. It is home to the Whitewater Campus of the University of Wisconsin, which is nationally recognized as a leader in information technology; Gateway Technical College; and George Williams College. Given its natural beauty, rolling hills and more than two dozen sparkling lakes, Walworth County offers a wealth of recreational choices, including hiking, biking and golfing.
The sandy beaches, resorts and boutique shops have made Lake Geneva and surrounding communities a tourist mecca since the 1880s and they remain a popular summer destination for Chicago residents. Walworth County also is home to the region's largest golfing resorts and spas, including Grand Geneva, Interlaken, The Abbey and Lake Lawn.
Walworth County offers quality living in a safe, semi-rural environment that is just a short drive from the amenities of Milwaukee, Madison and Chicago.
Read an OnMilwaukee.com profile of Walworth County that highlights its unique attractions and appeal.
Walworth County At A Glance
|Population (2013 Est.)||102,945|
|Population Change 2000-2013||+9.8%|
|Labor Force (2013)||55,869|
|Unemployment Rate (2013)||7.0%|
|Per Capita Personal Income (2013)||$38,566|
|Major Cities (2013)||Whitewater (14,732), Elkhorn (9,963), Delavan (8,448), Lake Geneva (7,710)|
|Colleges, Vocational Schools and Universities||Gateway Technical College, George Williams College, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater|
Largest Walworth County Private-Sector Employers (250+ Employees)
|Grand Geneva Resort & Spa||Resort||500-999|
|Wal-Mart||Discount department stores||500-999|
|Miniature Precision Components Inc.||Thermoplastic components||500-999|
|Pentair Water||Pumps & pumping equipment||500-999|
|Aurora Health Care||Health care services||500-999|
|Waukesha Cherry-Burrell||Pumps & pumping equipment||250-499|
|Abbey Resort||Resort hotel||250-499|
|Agrilink Foods||Frozen vegetables||250-499|
|Compass Group He Services Inc.||Caterers||250-499|