Kenosha, WI Profile: Facts & Data


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Kenosha, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Kenosha is the 4th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 100,732 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kenosha: Southport.

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Kenosha, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 100,732
Population in Households 97,662
Population in Familes 76,695
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,070
Population Density2 3,728
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $53,549
Average Household Income $69,718
Per Capita Income $26,814


Total Housing Units 41,326 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,474 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 17,227 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,625 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $169,637
Average Home Value $191,649


Total Households 37,701
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 23,930
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.17% 0.29%
Households 0.1% 0.24%
Families -0.09% 0.13%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2018 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 Density # 9 99th
Diversity Index # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 420 46th
Per Capita Income # 448 42nd

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