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Kenosha County, Wisconsin (WI)

County population in 2014: 168,068 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 149,577 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 31,742
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 10,839
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 38,733
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,069 (it was 17,324 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 273 sq. mi.

Water area: 481.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 616 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kenosha County: 106.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.2%), Educational, health and social services (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Kenosha County, Wisconsin:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (78.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (11.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (6.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • Asian alone (1.4%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Wisconsin median age:  38.0 years
Males: 83,257  (49.5%)
Females: 84,811  (50.5%)
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Kenosha County,WI real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kenosha County:

2.0 people
Wisconsin:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,013 ($46,970 in 1999)

This county:

$51013
Wisconsin:

$51467

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $733 (lower quartile is $577, upper quartile is $896)
This county:

$733
State:

$644


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $159,800 (it was $118,200 in 2000)
Kenosha:

$159,800
Wisconsin:

$163,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,100 - $226,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $193,474
Here:

$193,474
State:

$201,380

Townhouses or other attached units: $142,094
Here:

$142,094
State:

$167,784

In 2-unit structures: $146,162
Here:

$146,162
State:

$167,332

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,575
Here:

$133,575
State:

$161,462

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $112,261
Here:

$112,261
State:

$151,419

Mobile homes: $37,795
Here:

$37,795
State:

$46,729
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,462
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $603

Institutionalized population: 1,837

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 196
  • Thefts: 428
  • Auto thefts: 53

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 15
  • Burglaries: 133
  • Thefts: 440
  • Auto thefts: 55
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 834 buildings, average cost: $184,900
  • 2005: 862 buildings, average cost: $195,900
  • 2006: 672 buildings, average cost: $208,500
  • 2007: 497 buildings, average cost: $216,700
  • 2008: 277 buildings, average cost: $229,600
  • 2009: 165 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2010: 159 buildings, average cost: $212,200
  • 2011: 120 buildings, average cost: $239,000
  • 2012: 147 buildings, average cost: $217,900
  • 2013: 153 buildings, average cost: $254,000
  • 2014: 151 buildings, average cost: $308,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,760 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,662 (2.5%)

Kenosha County household income distribution in 2009 Kenosha County home values distribution Kenosha County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.4% for Black residents, 26.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.1% for American Indian residents, 35.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.3% for other race residents, 26.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.0%
Kenosha County:

17.0%
Wisconsin:

13.5%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.3% for Black residents, 27.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 32.0% for American Indian residents, 35.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 22.7% for other race residents, 26.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 35 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 22 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 32 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kenosha County is $596 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $739 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1016 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kenosha, Pleasant Prairie, Salem, Somers, Twin Lakes, Bristol, Wheatland, Camp Lake, Paddock Lake, Randall.

Kenosha County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Kenosha County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.038 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 9.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Benton County, Iowa , Cassia County, Idaho , Fayette County, Iowa , Union County, South Dakota , Tama County, Iowa , Webster County, Iowa .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Wisconsin:

3.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 9,631
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,144 (49% naturalized citizens)

Kenosha County:

4.8%
Whole state:

3.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,574
  • 1990 to 1994: 997
  • 1985 to 1989: 742
  • 1980 to 1984: 557
  • 1975 to 1979: 458
  • 1970 to 1974: 585
  • 1970 to 1974: 416
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,815

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.2%

Kenosha County marital status for males Kenosha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 39,987
  • One, attached: 1,521
  • Two: 5,048
  • 3 or 4: 2,440
  • 5 to 9: 2,867
  • 10 to 19: 2,337
  • 20 or more: 3,703
  • Mobile homes: 2,061
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 25

Housing units in Kenosha County with a mortgage: 24,105 (2,762 second mortgage, 4,536 home equity loan, 150 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,952

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

68.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kenosha County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic35,00814
Evangelical Protestant15,18355
Mainline Protestant9,67529
Other1,63511
Orthodox3002
Black Protestant1993
None104,426-
Kenosha County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 32
Kenosha County:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 58
Kenosha County:

3.56 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 115
This county:

7.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kenosha County:

7.6%
Wisconsin:

7.6%

Adult obesity rate:
Kenosha County:

28.2%
State:

27.5%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.9%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Kenosha County:

Average size of farms: 190 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $73,043
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $318.74
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 23.19%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $62,410
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 79.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,700
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 79.61%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 34.68%
Corn for grain: 26282 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 3963 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 26115 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,373 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 116 acres

Earthquake activity:

Kenosha County-area historical earthquake activity is above Wisconsin state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 284.8 miles away from Kenosha County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 259.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 317.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 283.1 miles away from Kenosha County center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 232.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • WisconsinSevere Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 31, 2011 to February 3, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1966): April 5, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1966, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • WisconsinSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 5, 2008 to July 25, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1768): June 14, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1768, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • WisconsinSnow, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008, Emergency Declared (EM-3285): March 19, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3285, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • WisconsinSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 18, 2007 to August 31, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1719): August 26, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1719, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • WisconsinHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3249): September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3249, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • WisconsinSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 7, 2004 to July 3, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1526): June 18, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1526, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • WisconsinSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to December 31, 2000, Emergency Declared (EM-3163): January 24, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3163, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • WisconsinSevere Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 26, 2000 to July 19, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1332): June 24, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1332, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • WisconsinFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 7, 1993 to August 25, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-994): July 2, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-994, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • WisconsinSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: September 10, 1986 to October 3, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-775): October 7, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-775, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kenosha County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (34%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Italy (8%)
  • Poland (5%)
  • Yugoslavia (4%)
  • Philippines (3%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kenosha County (%):

  • German (29%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Polish (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • United States or American (4%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

Kenosha County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 59,661 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 7,711 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 479 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 17 (0%)
  • Railroad: 296 (0%)
  • Taxi: 87 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 42 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 96 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,528 (2%)
  • Other means: 445 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,691 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 2000:

  • 1,745 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 936 people in nursing homes
  • 564 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 213 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 155 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 108 people in state prisons
  • 78 people in other group homes
  • 77 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 63 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 62 people in religious group quarters
  • 14 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 4 people in institutions for the blind

People in group quarters in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 2010:

  • 2,349 people in college/university student housing
  • 924 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 765 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 145 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 106 people in state prisons
  • 85 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 75 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 13 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 4 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 2 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,226.

5.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($249 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

0.03%
Wisconsin average:

0.02%

1.82% relocated from other counties in Wisconsin ($13,405 average AGI)
3.21% relocated from other states ($25,560 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

3.21%
Wisconsin average:

1.76%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lake County, IL  1.30% ($38,879 average AGI)
from Racine County, WI  0.85% ($38,241)
from Cook County, IL  0.39% ($38,130)
from Milwaukee County, WI  0.33% ($37,657)
from Walworth County, WI  0.18% ($35,248)
from McHenry County, IL  0.11% ($37,433)
from DuPage County, IL  0.08% ($59,980)


5.38% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,706 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($422 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

0.04%
Wisconsin average:

0.03%

2.28% relocated to other counties in Wisconsin ($15,207 average AGI)
3.06% relocated to other states ($25,077 average AGI)
Kenosha County:

3.06%
Wisconsin average:

2.00%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Racine County, WI  0.94% ($34,868 average AGI)
to Lake County, IL  0.74% ($39,059)
to Milwaukee County, WI  0.46% ($33,130)
to Cook County, IL  0.31% ($55,544)
to Walworth County, WI  0.24% ($32,171)
to McHenry County, IL  0.10% ($32,714)
to Waukesha County, WI  0.09% ($42,448)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Kenosha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Kenosha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kenosha County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kenosha County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,170 (17,263 aged, 3,907 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,411 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1876)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1402)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1116)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (850)
  • Unspecified dementia (626)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (543)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (498)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (461)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (439)
  • Congestive heart failure (426)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.89
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8220.410
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 153.380
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 40824.31

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1316.770
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 844.010
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.74

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45.73
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71.01

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.59
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 25.7. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 142.2. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Suffocation - 53.2
  • Firearm - 46.8
  • Poisoning - 33.9
  • Other - 8.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 161,825
  • In family households: 136,372 (29,462 male householders, 12,781 female householders)
    30,730 spouses, 51,340 children (47,660 natural, 1,119 adopted, 2,561 stepchildren), 2,973 grandchildren, 1,368 brothers or sisters, 1,202 parents, 1,619 other relatives, 4,140 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 25,453 (9,990 male householders (7,612 living alone)), 10,417 female householders (8,776 living alone)), 5,046 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 4,601 (1,837 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 16,616 2-persons, 10,052 3-persons, 8,934 4-persons, 4,171 5-persons, 1,543 6-persons, 927 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 16,388 1-person, 3,352 2-persons, 432 3-persons, 154 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

27,384 married couples with children.
9,582 single-parent households (2,055 men, 7,527 women).

90.3% of residents of Kenosha County speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 30% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $626,408,000 ($3954 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $22,410,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $315,115,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $149,644,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,311,000
Federal grants: $114,058,000
Federal procurement contracts: $23,671,000 ($9,200,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,608,000 ($1,126,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $403,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $134,262,000
Federal Government insurance: $41,064,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 11,146
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

65 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,582
Here:

41 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,241
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,350
Here:

+33 per 1000 residents
State:

+3 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kenosha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 15.55 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 420
  • 2000 to 2004: 10,501
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,129
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,727
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,316
  • 1960 to 1969: 6,913
  • 1950 to 1959: 9,041
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,115
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,185
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 182
  • 3 rooms: 733
  • 4 rooms: 4,421
  • 5 rooms: 11,364
  • 6 rooms: 9,161
  • 7 rooms: 6,069
  • 8 rooms: 3,734
  • 9+ rooms: 3,056
  • 1 room: 427
  • 2 rooms: 1,454
  • 3 rooms: 3,474
  • 4 rooms: 5,923
  • 5 rooms: 3,752
  • 6 rooms: 1,380
  • 7 rooms: 582
  • 8 rooms: 191
  • 9+ rooms: 141
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 959
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,906
  • 3 bedrooms: 20,819
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,867
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,125
  • no bedroom: 677
  • 1 bedroom: 5,024
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,259
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,745
  • 4 bedrooms: 463
  • 5+ bedrooms: 156
Cars and other vehicles available in Kenosha County, Wisconsin in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,169
  • 1 vehicle: 10,479
  • 2 vehicles: 18,418
  • 3 vehicles: 6,419
  • 4 vehicles: 1,602
  • 5+ vehicles: 646
  • no vehicle: 2,655
  • 1 vehicle: 8,756
  • 2 vehicles: 4,698
  • 3 vehicles: 939
  • 4 vehicles: 165
  • 5+ vehicles: 111

56% of Kenosha County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 28% lived in Wisconsin.

Kenosha County:

56.4%
State average:

57.2%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 82623
  • Northeast: 2808
  • Midwest: 44263
  • South: 8083
  • West: 3470

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $103,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kenosha County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (91.3%)
  • Electricity (3.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.8%)
  • Utility gas (66.8%)
  • Electricity (27.2%)
  • Other fuel (2.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,326
Here:

11.9%
Wisconsin:

16.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 706
Here:

8.2%
Wisconsin:

9.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,231
Here:

27.0%
Wisconsin:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kenosha County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,565,000
    General Public Buildings: $722,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $35,465,000
    Health - Other: $24,901,000
    Correctional Institutions: $19,504,000
    Police Protection: $14,330,000
    General - Other: $12,660,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $10,452,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,291,000
    Regular Highways: $6,007,000
    Parks and Recreation: $4,569,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,292,000
    Financial Administration: $2,040,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,023,000
    Libraries: $1,660,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,621,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $260,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,072,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $1,262,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $47,298,000

Kenosha County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $13,508,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,122,000
    Solid Waste Management: $635,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $17,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,268,000
    Health and Hospitals: $2,546,000
    Public Welfare: $332,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,151,000
    Highways: $627,000
    Health and Hospitals: $435,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,386,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,181,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,007,000
    Sale of Property: $664,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $59,000
    Rents: $4,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $41,595,000
    Health and Hospitals: $17,056,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,961,000
    Highways: $5,405,000
    All Other: $2,614,000
    Housing and Community Development: $131,000
    Education: $36,000
  • Tax - Property: $46,504,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,745,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $732,000
    Other License: $438,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $323,000
    Other Selective Sales: $74,000

Kenosha County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,484,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,427,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,757,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,700,000

Kenosha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $50,725,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,638
  • Number of aged recipients: 180
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,458
  • Number of recipients under 18: 569
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,714
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 355
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 897
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,261
Kenosha County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kenosha County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 30 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED615$153,689723$162,8225,514$168,973326$55,15015$808,133440$162,32018$43,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$152,19050$156,020393$176,27730$67,7333$1,633,33322$162,00011$56,636
APPLICATIONS DENIED81$150,185124$144,5001,361$184,495141$50,7870$0111$160,47723$32,913
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN57$138,26365$171,877877$174,91235$104,5715$1,481,60048$157,5001$23,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$152,09114$171,286253$174,66816$61,9380$010$168,4000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 29 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED150$170,940182$195,7750$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$199,63638$194,6052$250,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$166,50046$193,9780$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$200,00014$168,7860$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$145,0003$154,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Kenosha County, WI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,02674.7 years
Mary81679.8 years
William64174.9 years
Joseph59276.2 years
Robert58568.9 years
Frank52877.7 years
James47369.5 years
George42875.9 years
Helen42580.8 years
Margaret39680.4 years
Most common last names in Kenosha County, WI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson26775.0 years
Smith24376.0 years
Anderson18174.8 years
Miller16774.8 years
Nelson12177.6 years
Jensen11078.6 years
Hansen9678.2 years
Thomas9375.4 years
Peterson9275.5 years
Brown8473.5 years
Businesses in Kenosha County, WI
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Journeys1
ALDO2Justice1
AT&T1KFC3
Advance Auto Parts2Kmart1
Aeropostale1Kohl's1
Ann Taylor2La Quinta1
Applebee's1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's3Lane Furniture1
Ashley Furniture1Little Caesars Pizza1
AutoZone2Lowe's1
Banana Republic1Marshalls1
Bath & Body Works2MasterBrand Cabinets15
Ben & Jerry's1Maurices1
Best Western2McDonald's8
Blockbuster1Menards1
Brooks Brothers1New York & Co1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nike6
Burger King5OfficeMax1
CVS2Old Country Buffet1
CarMax1Old Navy1
Casual Male XL1Olive Garden1
Catherines1Pac Sun1
Chevrolet2Panera Bread1
Chico's1Papa John's Pizza1
Circle K1Payless1
Clarks1Penske1
Cold Stone Creamery1PetSmart1
Coldwater Creek1Pier 1 Imports1
Comfort Suites1Pizza Hut3
Cracker Barrel1Popeyes1
Cricket Wireless3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves2Quiznos1
DHL2RadioShack3
Dairy Queen4Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry4Rue211
Domino's Pizza1Sam's Club1
DressBarn1Sears2
Dressbarn1Sephora1
Dunkin Donuts1Skechers USA1
Eddie Bauer1Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks5
Fashion Bug1Subway12
FedEx22Super 81
GNC1Taco Bell4
Gap1Target1
Gymboree1Toyota1
H&R Block7True Value4
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul7
Holiday Inn2UPS29
Honda1Vans2
IHOP1Verizon Wireless1
IZOD1Walgreens6
J.Crew1Walmart1
JCPenney1Wendy's4
Jimmy John's20White Castle1
Jones New York1YMCA1

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