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Time Zone: Kenosha County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Kenosha is the Seat for Kenosha County.

Kenosha County was founded in 1850 and was created by taking area from RacineCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Kenosha had a population of 165,382 people. This is an increase of 10.57% since the last Census (which gave a population of 149,577 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Kenosha represented 2.79% of the total population of Wisconsin, making it the state's 9th most populous county (out of 72 counties).

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
2000149,577The Last Census

More information can be found on the Kenosha County Census Page for Kenosha County.


Below are some of the communities located in Kenosha County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Kenosha County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Kenosha   98,18790,3528.67% increase  
Pleasant Prairie   19,87816,13623.19% increase  
Salem   11,5829,87117.33% increase  
Somers   9,3779,0593.51% increase  
Twin Lakes   5,6705,12410.66% increase  

Websites for Kenosha County

Official Website:   www.co.kenosha.wi.us/

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<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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