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Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
—  Village  —
Location of Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Coordinates: 43°49′55″N 88°1′3″W / 43.83194°N 88.0175°W / 43.83194; -88.0175
Country United States
State Wisconsin
County Sheboygan
 - Total 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 - Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation [1] 948 ft (289 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,021
 - Density 790.5/sq mi (305.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 55-23275[2]
GNIS feature ID 1584500[1]
Downtown Elkhart Lake
The site of the 1951 and 1952 start finish line for road races in downtown Elkhart Lake

Elkhart Lake is a village in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, United States, located within the northwestern part of the county within the Town of Rhine. The population was 1,021 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Sheboygan, Wisconsin Metropolitan Statistical Area. Elkhart Lake may be best known for hosting road races on public county roads during the 1950s, later moving to a dedicated race track called Road America, which is located a few miles south of the village.



Elkhart Lake is located approximately one mile southeast of the northern terminus of the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive. The Scenic Drive was part of the road racing circuit used in the 1950s. Wisconsin Highway 67 runs north/south through the city. Secondary routes include County Highway A from the northeast. County Highway J runs concurrent with the Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive through the city. They enter the city from the northwest, run north/south through the center of the city, and exit to the southwest.


Elkhart Lake is located at 43°49′55″N 88°1′3″W / 43.83194°N 88.0175°W / 43.83194; -88.0175 (43.832057, -88.017440)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,021 people, 436 households, and 292 families residing in the village. The population density was 790.5 people per square mile (305.6/km²). There were 599 housing units at an average density of 463.8/sq mi (179.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.73% White, 0.10% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.08% of the population.

There were 436 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 5.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 26.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.75.

In the village the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 31.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 96.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $56,538, and the median income for a family was $60,694. Males had a median income of $37,708 versus $26,776 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,873. About 0.7% of families and 2.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.1% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Concours d'Elegance

Every year, during the Kohler International Challenge, Road & Track Magazine holds a concourse through the village of Elkhart. It draws a large crowd as people line the streets from Road America to the shore of Elkhart Lake near Siebkens. The cars drive from Road America at around 5:30 and park in the streets of Elkhart. About 15 minutes before the cars leave for the track, Road & Track announces the winner of the best-looking car award. Around 7:00 p.m., the cars head to the track, before they run out of daylight because most of the cars do not have headlights.[4]



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