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Kenosha, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Kenosha is the 4th largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 100,953 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kenosha: Southport.

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Kenosha, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 100,953
Daytime Population: Workers 39,496
Daytime Population: Residents 52,678
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 92,174
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 97,860
Population in Familes 77,429
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,093
Population Density2 3,736
Diversity Index3 60


Median Household Income $53,006
Average Household Income $67,481
Per Capita Income $26,005


Total Housing Units 41,250 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 21,398 (51.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 16,468 (39.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,384 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $164,223
Average Home Value $184,674


Total Households 37,866
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 24,127
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.28%
Households 0.17% 0.24%
Families 0.01% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 2017 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 # 11 99th
Median Household Income # 422 46th
Per Capita Income # 472 39th

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