Kenosha, WI

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2022 Population
99,493
0.112% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ron Johnson
Republican Party
US Senator
Tammy Baldwin
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
36.3
0.833% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.6%
1.21% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$64,963
7.88% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$194,400
15.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
50,291
1.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kenosha, WI had a population of 99.5k people with a median age of 36.3 and a median household income of $64,963. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kenosha, WI declined from 99,605 to 99,493, a −0.112% decrease and its median household income grew from $60,219 to $64,963, a 7.88% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kenosha, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (64.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.96%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.32%), White (Hispanic) (7.11%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.71%).

None of the households in Kenosha, WI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in Kenosha, WI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kenosha, WI are Gateway Technical College (2,683 degrees awarded in 2022), Carthage College (761 degrees), and Herzing University-Kenosha (459842) (257 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kenosha, WI was $194,400, and the homeownership rate was 58.7%.

Most people in Kenosha, WI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kenosha, WI was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kenosha, WI is home to a population of 99.5k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.83% of Kenosha, WI residents were born outside of the country (8.79k people).

In 2022, there were 6.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64k people) in Kenosha, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.91k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.28k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Kenosha, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kenosha, WI was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kenosha, WI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    64k ± 1.04k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    9.91k ± 673
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    7.28k ± 1.06k
18.3%
Hispanic Population
18.2k people

In 2022, there were 6.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (64k people) in Kenosha, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.91k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.28k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

18.3% of the people in Kenosha, WI are hispanic (18.2k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,791 ± 7,097 people
  2. India
    23,051 ± 3,720 people
  3. China
    15,381 ± 3,041 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 84,791 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,051 and China with 15,381.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.79k people
9.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
9.15k people

As of 2022, 8.83% of Kenosha, WI residents (8.79k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kenosha, WI was 9.19%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,424 ± 316
  2. Vietnam
    1,238 ± 219
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    804 ± 230

Kenosha, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kenosha, WI employs 50.3k people. The largest industries in Kenosha, WI are Manufacturing (9,259 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,818 people), and Retail Trade (6,796 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($98,707), Utilities ($67,917), and Public Administration ($59,677).

Males in Wisconsin have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,062. The income inequality in Wisconsin (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

50.3k
2022 Value
± 1,763
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 4.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kenosha, WI grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 49.7k employees to 50.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kenosha, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,833 people), Production Occupations (4,717 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,659 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kenosha, WI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

50.3k
2022 Value
± 1,763
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 4.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kenosha, WI grew at a rate of 1.12%, from 49.7k employees to 50.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kenosha, WI, are Manufacturing (9,259 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,818 people), and Retail Trade (6,796 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kenosha, WI, though some of these residents may live in Kenosha, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,036
Median earning men ± $1,455
$35,251
Median earning women ± $1,791

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($69,453), Manufacturing ($56,808), and Construction ($55,698).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($59,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,115), and Manufacturing ($50,128).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.6%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.95M people employed in Wisconsin. This represents a 1.6% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.3%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wisconsin went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing the state of Wisconsin. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Wisconsin

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Ron Johnson
Senator from Wisconsin3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tammy Baldwin
Senator from Wisconsin1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin are the senators currently representing Wisconsin.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Wisconsin

Wisconsin is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wisconsin have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kenosha, WI awarded 3,765 degrees. The student population of Kenosha, WI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,072 male students and 7,190 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kenosha, WI are White (2,371 and 63.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (734 and 19.6%), Black or African American (298 and 7.96%), and Two or More Races (144 and 3.85%).

The largest universities in Kenosha, WI by number of degrees awarded are Gateway Technical College (2,683 and 71.3%), Carthage College (761 and 20.2%), and Herzing University-Kenosha (459842) (257 and 6.83%).

The most popular majors in Kenosha, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (694 and 18.4%), Registered Nursing (390 and 10.4%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (190 and 5.05%).

The median tuition cost in Kenosha, WI for private four year colleges is $23,160.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kenosha, WI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 82%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 13,262 (45.8% men and 54.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 13,262 students enrolled in Kenosha, WI, 45.8% men and 54.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 7,936 records, of which 51.1% were women and 48.9% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kenosha, WI was General Business Administration & Management with 69 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,683 degrees awarded
  2. 761 degrees awarded
  3. 257 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gateway Technical College with 2,683 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,326 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kenosha, WI, which is 0.544 times less than the 2,439 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,371 degrees mean that there were 3.23 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 734 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($23,160) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,939) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.697% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.597% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.02M), and Bachelors Degree (921k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kenosha, WI was $194,400 in 2022, which is 0.69 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $168,800 to $194,400, a 15.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Kenosha, WI is 58.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kenosha, WI have an average commute time of 24.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kenosha, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kenosha, WI is $64,963. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kenosha, WI was Census Tract 20 with a value of $102,929, followed by Census Tract 25 and Census Tract 19, with respective values of $101,756 and $91,168.

Property

$194,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,248
$22,836
Median Property Taxes
±$1,071

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Rent vs Own

58.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 58.7% of the housing units in Kenosha, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 20
  2. Census Tract 25
  3. Census Tract 19

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kenosha, WI was Census Tract 20 with a value of $102,929, followed by Census Tract 25 and Census Tract 19, with respective values of $101,756 and $91,168.

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Household Income

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$64,963
Median Household Income
± $2,768
38.9k
Number of Households
± 1,586

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.9k households in Kenosha, WI grew to $64,963 from the previous year's value of $60,219.

The following chart displays the households in Kenosha, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kenosha, WI is from Wisconsin.
0.443
2022 Wage GINI in Wisconsin
0.443
2021 Wage GINI in Wisconsin

In 2022, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.043% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.7%)
  2. Carpooled (7.31%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.4%)

In 2022, 81.7% of workers in Kenosha, WI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.31%) and those who worked at home (6.4%).

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Commute Time

24.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kenosha, WI have a shorter commute time (24.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Kenosha, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kenosha, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kenosha, WI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kenosha, WI (14.1k out of 96.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kenosha, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

92.6% of the population of Kenosha, WI has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 18% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kenosha County, WI see 2174 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (2143 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1463 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 768 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,174 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kenosha County, WI

Primary care physicians in Kenosha County, WI see an average of 2,174 patients per year. This represents a 1.45% increase from the previous year (2,143 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.6% under 18 years, 22.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 13% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.36%
Uninsured
50.6%
Employer Coverage
18%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kenosha, WI declined by 6.44% from 7.86% to 7.36%.

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