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Kenosha, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Kenosha is the 4th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 100,973 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.5847 and longitude -87.8212 in Kenosha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kenosha 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kenosha, WI Housing Affordability Index is 140
State of Wisconsin Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Kenosha, WI Wealth Index is 72
State of Wisconsin Wealth Index is 88
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 100,973 (100%)
Population in Households 97,944 (97.0%)
Population in Families 77,288 (76.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,029 ( 3.0%)
Population Density 3,618
Diversity Index2 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,567
Average Household Income $73,787
Per Capita Income $27,980
Wealth Index4 72

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 41,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 22,463 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,507 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,583 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $155,799
Housing Affordability Index3 140
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 37,970
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 24,123
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.19% 0.3%
Households 0.17% 0.28%
Families 0.01% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.6%

Kenosha, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenosha to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 13 98th
Median Household Income # 403 48th
Per Capita Income # 441 43rd

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