Kenosha County

Kenosha County, Wisconsin

1010 56th St
Kenosha, WI 53140
Phone: (262) 653-2552
Fax: (262) 653-2564

On southeastern border of WI; organized Jan 30, 1850 from Racine County. Name Origin: For the name of Potawatomi (Algonquian) Indian villages, meaning 'pike' or 'pickerel,' for the abundance of this fish in the local creeks

Area (sq mi):: 754.31 (land 272.83; water 481.48) Population per square mile: 588.40
Population 2005: 160,544 State rank: 7 Population change: 2000-20005 7.30%; 1990-2000 16.70% Population 2000: 149,577 (White 85.10%; Black or African American 5.10%; Hispanic or Latino 7.20%; Asian 0.90%; Other 5.60%). Foreign born: 4.80%. Median age: 34.80
Income 2000: per capita $21,207; median household $46,970; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,726-$29,117
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kenosha County seat (93,798)
  • Pleasant Prairie (18,483)

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