Delavan is a city in Walworth County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 8,463 at the 2010 census. The city is located partially within the Town of Delavan.
Delavan is home to the Wisconsin School for the Deaf, and Andes Candies.
Delavan has gained the title of “Circus Capital of the World”.
Delavan has seen extensive growth since the 2000 census, including the addition of a number of stores in a new strip mall area.
Delavan was a stop on the Racine & Southwestern branch line of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, better known as the Milwaukee Road. In its 1980 bankruptcy, the Milwaukee Road disposed of the Southwestern Line. The Wisconsin & Southern continues to service Delavan from a connection at Bardwell to the west.