Walworth County

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.

Click here to read an OnMilwaukee.com profile of Walworth County that highlights its unique attractions and appeal.

Economic Development Information:
Walworth County Economic Development Alliance - www.walworthbusiness.com

Visitor Information:
Walworth County Visitors' Bureau - www.visitwalworthcounty.com

 

Walworth County At A Glance
Population (2009 Est.) 100,800
Population Change 2000-2009
+7.3%
Labor Force (2010) 54,913
Unemployment Rate (2010) 8.8%
Per Capita Personal Income (2009) 33,136
Major Cities
Whitewater (14,136), Elkhorn (9,118), Delavan (8,282), Lake Geneva (8,029)
Colleges, Vocational Schools and Universities Gateway Technical College, George Williams College, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Largest Walworth County Private-Sector Employers (250+ Employees)
COMPANY PRODUCT LOCAL EMPLOYMENT
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

Educationi


University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Located conveniently between Milwaukee and Madison in picturesque Walworth County, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater provides students with personalized learning in 46 undergraduate and 13 master's degree programs. It is noted nationally for its accounting program, which has one of the highest success rates for the certified public accountant (CPA) exam.

Enrollment: 10,500

Colleges: Arts & Communication, Business & Economics, Education, Letters & Sciences


www.uww.edu