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Encyclopedia > Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Location of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Location of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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Lake Geneva is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 7,148 at the 2000 census. A resort city located on Geneva Lake, it is southwest of Milwaukee, and popular with tourists from metropolitan Chicago and Milwaukee. Image File history File links WIMap-doton-Lake_Geneva. ... Image File history File links WIMap-doton-Lake_Geneva. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 840 KB) Looking south at the road sign for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on Highway 120 (Wisconsin). ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2304x1728, 840 KB) Looking south at the road sign for Lake Geneva, Wisconsin on Highway 120 (Wisconsin). ... -1... Walworth County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Official language(s) None Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Area  Ranked 23rd  - Total 65,498 sq mi (169,790 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 310 miles (500 km)  - % water 17  - Latitude 42° 30′ N to 47° 05′ N  - Longitude 86° 46′ W to 92° 53′ W Population  Ranked... Resorts combine a hotel and a variety of recreations, such as swimming pools. ... -1... For other places with the same name, see Milwaukee (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... This article is about Milwaukee in Wisconsin. ...


The city operates under a mayor-council form of government. The city has recently annexed a large tract that will expand it around the south shore of Geneva Lake. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments. ...


The lake and town were originally named after the town of Geneva, New York, located on Seneca Lake, in which early settler John Brink saw a resemblance. Geneva, to avoid confusion with the nearby town Geneva, Illinois, was renamed Lake Geneva; later the lake was renamed Geneva Lake. In practice both forms are used for the lake, but never for the city. Geneva is a city in Ontario County, New York, USA. The population was 13,617 at the 2000 census. ... Seneca Lake, one of western New Yorks glacial Finger Lakes, is the largest lake entirely within New York and second deepest lake in the United States, when gauged by its depth below sea level. ... Incorporated City in 1835. ...


Railroad access from Chicago made the area a popular summer resort, with many large summer homes such as Black Point built on the lake. The city was then known as "The Newport of the West". The city is also known today as "The Hamptons of the Midwest". In the automobile era the city's fortunes at first declined and it became a haven for Al Capone and other mobsters. In recent times, Guns N' Roses lead singer, Axl Rose owned property on the southwest side of Lake Geneva from 1988 until 1998.[1][2] For other uses, see Black Point. ... Newport is a city in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence. ... The Hamptons, shown highlighted The Hamptons refers to the towns of Southampton and East Hampton on the South Fork, Suffolk County, New York on the east end of Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York. ... The Midwest is a common name for a region of the United States of America. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... W. Axl Rose[1][2] (born William Bruce Rose, Jr. ...

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Events

  • The hobby game company TSR was founded here and held its gaming convention Gencon (named for the city) here, giving Lake Geneva the sobriquet "The Mecca of Roleplaying Games".
  • Lake Geneva is host to the United States National Snow Sculpting Competition. The competition takes place during the town's annual Winterfest weekend.
  • Just outside the city to the east is the Grand Geneva Resort, a former Playboy Club.
  • Lake Geneva hosted various types of races at the Lake Geneva Raceway from 1963 to 2006.
  • Lake Geneva is home to the Lake Geneva Community Orchestra, one of the largest fully volunteer symphony orchestras in the state of Wisconsin.
  • The 1996 film "Chain Reaction" starring Keanu Reeves was filmed in Lake Geneva in fall of 1994 [3]

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Geography

Lake Geneva is located at 42°35′33″N, 88°26′4″W (42.592380, -88.434424)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.0 km² (5.8 mi²). 13.0 km² (5.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.1 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (13.77%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 7,148 people, 3,053 households, and 1,801 families residing in the city. The population density was 549.8/km² (1,425.1/mi²). There were 3,757 housing units at an average density of 289.0/km² (749.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.81% White, 0.90% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.08% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 5.16% from other races, and 1.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.75% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,053 households out of which 27.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.0% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.01. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $40,924, and the median income for a family was $54,543. Males had a median income of $38,930 versus $25,671 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,536. About 4.7% of families and 7.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.0% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


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