Potter Lake, Wisconsin

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Potter Lake, Wisconsin
Location of Potter Lake, Wisconsin
Location of Potter Lake, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 42°49′18″N 88°20′56″W / 42.82167°N 88.34889°W / 42.82167; -88.34889Coordinates: 42°49′18″N 88°20′56″W / 42.82167°N 88.34889°W / 42.82167; -88.34889
CountryUnited States
 • Total1.294 sq mi (3.35 km2)
 • Land1.052 sq mi (2.72 km2)
 • Water0.242 sq mi (0.63 km2)
Elevation846 ft (258 m)
 • Total1,107
 • Density860/sq mi (330/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)262
FIPS code55-64700[2]
GNIS feature ID1867664[1]

Potter Lake is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Troy, Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 1,107 at the 2010 census.[3]


Potter Lake is located at 42°49′18″N 88°20′56″W / 42.82167°N 88.34889°W / 42.82167; -88.34889 (42.821598, -88.348858).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), of which, 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it (18.70%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,099 people, 415 households, and 331 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 779.9 people per square mile (300.9/km²). There were 460 housing units at an average density of 326.4/sq mi (126.0/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 98.27% White, 0.18% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.36% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 415 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.0% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.2% were non-families. 17.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 29.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 110.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.7 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $54,427, and the median income for a family was $56,528. Males had a median income of $37,460 versus $22,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,817. About 4.6% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 17 April 2011.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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