Delavan is a somewhat small city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 8,389 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Delavan is the 99th largest community in Wisconsin.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Delavan is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.82% of the Delavan workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Delavan is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Delavan who work in office and administrative support (9.69%), maintenance occupations (8.31%), and sales jobs (7.97%).
The citizens of Delavan are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.18% of adults in Delavan have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Delavan in 2010 was $20,321, which is low income relative to Wisconsin, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,284 for a family of four. However, Delavan contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Delavan home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Delavan residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Delavan also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.34% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Delavan include Irish, English, Polish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Delavan is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.