Powers Lake, Wisconsin

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Powers Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenosha and Walworth Counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,500.



The community was named after James B. Powers, one of its early settlers.[3]


Powers Lake is located at 42°32'20" North, 88°17'53" West (42.538813, -88.298027)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.2 km²), of which, 1.9 square miles (4.9 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.2 km²) of it is water. The total area is 30.69% water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,500 people, 544 households, and 405 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 783.6 people per square mile (303.2/km²). There were 855 housing units at an average density of 446.6/sq mi (172.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.53% White, 0.33% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 2.13% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 544 households out of which 38.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 32.3% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $53,403, and the median income for a family was $53,264. Males had a median income of $42,000 versus $26,736 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $22,766. 7.4% of the population and 6.6% of families were below the poverty line. 3.0% of those under the age of 18 and 9.7% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.

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