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The 2000 Census showed that Kenosha County had a population of 149,577 people. This represented 2.79% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Kenosha had a population of 165,382 people. This is an increase of 10.57% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010166,426+11.26%+0.63% since 2009
2009165,382+10.57%+0.63% since 2008
2008164,345+9.87%+0.9% since 2007
2007162,885+8.9%+0.99% since 2006
2006161,286+7.83%+0.93% since 2005
2005159,800+6.83%+1.27% since 2004
2004157,802+5.5%+1.28% since 2003
2003155,813+4.17%+1.24% since 2002
2002153,904+2.89%+1.26% since 2001
2001151,987+1.61%+1.61% since 2000
2000149,577The Last Census

Kenosha County had 59,989 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Kenosha County has a total area<3> of 754 square miles [1,953 km²]. Of this total, 272.8 square miles [706 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (63.8%) being water (481.5 square miles [1,247 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Kenosha County had a population density of 548 people per square mile [211.7 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 72 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Kenosha County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Kenosha and the state of Wisconsin.

Click here for the Kenosha County QuickFact (QF-55059).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Kenosha County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Pleasant PrairieQF-556330019,87816,13623.19%
Twin LakesQF-55812505,6705,12410.66%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Kenosha County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Lake (IL)QF-17097   S712,567644,35610.59%
McHenry (IL)QF-17111   SW320,961260,07723.41%
RacineQF-55101   N200,601188,8316.23%
WalworthQF-55127   W100,59393,7597.29%

Lake Michigan lies to the east.

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Kenosha. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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