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Kenosha, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Kenosha is the 4th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 100,608 as of July 1, 2016. Kenosha ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kenosha is located at latitude 42.5854 and longitude -87.8737 in Kenosha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kenosha (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Kenosha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 604 feet.

The City of Kenosha (GNIS ID: 1583472) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kenosha population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kenosha: Southport.


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Kenosha, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 100,608
Population in Households 97,431
Population in Familes 77,349
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,177
Population Density1 3,723
Diversity Index2 59
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 37,672
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 24,080
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 41,117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,734 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,938 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,445 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $158,585
Average Home Value $178,434
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,806
Average Household Income $63,914
Per Capita Income $24,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% 0.26%
Households 0.11% 0.19%
Families -0.02% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.74%
Per Capita Income   1.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kenosha, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenosha to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 100th
Population Density1 # 8 99th
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 431 44th
Per Capita Income # 464 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Wisconsin Census Data Comparison Tool.