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 (2013 Est.) 102,945
Population Change 2000-2013
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
Miniature Precision Components Inc.
Thermoplastic components
Pentair Water
Pumps & pumping equipment
Aurora Health Care
Health care services
Waukesha Cherry-Burrell
Pumps & pumping equipment
Abbey Resort
Resort hotel
Agrilink Foods
Frozen vegetables
Compass Group He Services Inc.


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: 12,000

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