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Kenosha County

General Info

Kenosha County is a county located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 166,426. Its county seat is Kenosha. The county is named after the county seat.. Kenosha County is included in the Chicago Naperville Elgin, IL IN WI Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is located on the west shore of Lake Michigan.. The county has traditionally attracted newcomers from suburban Chicago, and in March 2008 the demographers of the Wisconsin Department of Administration reported that Kenosha County's improvements in roads, business's need for personnel and quality of life factors have contributed to a decades long influx of Illinois transplants..

Although commercial development has been greatly on the rise in the last decade, Kenosha County is very dependent on the economy of Chicago..

What To Do

Wilmot Mountain, 11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot (From Route 50, take Wilmot Road south), ☎ + 1 262 862-2301.; A ski resort located in unincorporated Wilmot..

What To Do

Wilmot Mountain, 11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot (From Route 50, take Wilmot Road south), ☎ + 1 262 862-2301.; A ski resort located in unincorporated Wilmot..

How To Get Around

Except within the City of Kenosha, travel in the area is mostly done via car. Major routes within the County include the following;. Interstate 94; Moving north south, Interstate 94 runs immediately to the west of the City.. WI 50; The County's major east west thoroughfare, WI 50 originates in the City at WI 32 and services Kenosha, Bristol and Paddock Lake before crossing into Walworth County near Lake Geneva.. WI 32; The major north south route through the City, it services Kenosha and Paddock Lake before crossing into Illinois at Winthrop Harbor..

WI 142; The major route between Kenosha and Burlington, it runs primarily between the two.. WI 83; A north south route running through the central section of the County and servicing Paddock Lake and unincorporated Salem before entering Illinois north of Antioch.. The City of Kenosha offers mass transportation in and around the City including a bus system and limited service streetcars.. Due to the high concentration of lakes in the area, the road system lacks the grid pattern found commonly in the area. Therefore, it is easy for visitors to become lost, especially in the western portions of the County..

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 754 square miles, of which 272 square miles is land and 482 square miles is water..

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What To Do

Wilmot Mountain, 11931 Fox River Rd, Wilmot (From Route 50, take Wilmot Road south), ☎ + 1 262 862-2301.; A ski resort located in unincorporated Wilmot..

How To Get Around

Except within the City of Kenosha, travel in the area is mostly done via car. Major routes within the County include the following;. Interstate 94; Moving north south, Interstate 94 runs immediately to the west of the City.. WI 50; The County's major east west thoroughfare, WI 50 originates in the City at WI 32 and services Kenosha, Bristol and Paddock Lake before crossing into Walworth County near Lake Geneva.. WI 32; The major north south route through the City, it services Kenosha and Paddock Lake before crossing into Illinois at Winthrop Harbor..

WI 142; The major route between Kenosha and Burlington, it runs primarily between the two.. WI 83; A north south route running through the central section of the County and servicing Paddock Lake and unincorporated Salem before entering Illinois north of Antioch.. The City of Kenosha offers mass transportation in and around the City including a bus system and limited service streetcars.. Due to the high concentration of lakes in the area, the road system lacks the grid pattern found commonly in the area. Therefore, it is easy for visitors to become lost, especially in the western portions of the County..

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 754 square miles, of which 272 square miles is land and 482 square miles is water..

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 149,577 people, 56,057 households, and 38,455 families residing in the county. The population density was 548 people per square mile. There were 59,989 housing units at an average density of 220 per square mile.. The racial makeup of the county was 88.38 White, 5.08 Black or African American, 0.38 Native American, 0.92 Asian, 0.04 Pacific Islander, 3.29 from other races, and 1.91 from two or more races.. 7.19 of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 28.8 were of German, 10.4 Italian, 7.9 Irish and 7.6 Polish ancestry according to Census 2000..

There were 56,057 households out of which 34.80 had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70 were married couples living together, 11.50 had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40 were non families.. 25.50 of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10 had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.13.. In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10 under the age of 18, 9.40 from 18 to 24, 31.30 from 25 to 44, 20.70 from 45 to 64, and 11.50 who were 65 years of age or older..

The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.30 males..

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Coordinates 4235N 8749W 42.58N 87.81W 42.58; -87.81.

Government

The county legislature is known as the Board of Supervisors. It consists of 23 members each elected from single member districts. The county executive is elected in a spring countywide, non partisan vote.. The district attorney, treasurer, clerk and register of deeds are elected in fall countywide, partisan elections held in presidential years, while the sheriff and clerk of circuit court are elected in fall countywide, partisan elections held in gubernatorial years..

Cities

Bristol; A rural community located in eastern Kenosha County located near the intersection of US 45 and WI 50.. Kenosha; The county seat and primary city in the County. More than half of the County's population is located within the city limits.. Paddock Lake; A rural community located in central Kenosha County.. Pleasant Prairie; A suburban, bedroom community located immediately to the south of Kenosha.. Silver Lake; A lake community located in western Kenosha County on Silver Lake.. Twin Lakes; A rural community located in western Kenosha County on Lake Elizabeth and Lake Mary. Home of the Country Thunder music festival..

Regions

Kenosha County has two primary regions separated by Interstate 94; the developed eastern portion of the County in and around the City of Kenosha and the mostly rural western area. The urbanized area is relatively similar to most other rust belt areas and is often the portion of the County considered to be possibly part of Chicagoland..