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Kenosha, Wisconsin

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The location of Kenosha

Welcome to Kenosha ...

The city of Kenosha is located in Kenosha County and is the County Seat for Kenosha County.

The location of Kenosha has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Kenosha has a population of 99,877 people<2> (see below for details).

Kenosha is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Kenosha is located in the (262) area code.

The ZIP codes for Kenosha: 53140-53144, 53158<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kenosha had a population of 99,218 people (which is 59.62% of the total population of Kenosha County). This makes Kenosha the county's most populous community.

The population of Kenosha represents 1.74% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 99,218 people, the population of Kenosha increased 9.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 90,352 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Kenosha had an population of 99,877 people. This is an increase of 0.66% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.54% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Kenosha ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Grayslake (IL)   [Map]   20,957   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Gurnee (IL)   [Map]   30,767   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Lindenhurst (IL)   [Map]   14,467   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Chicago (IL)   [Map]   29,842   S   18 miles [29 km]
Round Lake Beach (IL)   [Map]   27,607   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Waukegan (IL)   [Map]   87,729   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Kenosha.

Communities Also Named Kenosha ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Kenosha - it's located in Colorado.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kenosha.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kenosha. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kenosha. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kenosha. Our list includes 30 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kenosha:

Websites for Kenosha ...

Official Website:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kenosha ...

Looking for more information about Kenosha? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Kenosha? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Kenosha, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Kenosha.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kenosha:

The official website for Kenosha County:

The official website for State of Wisconsin:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kenosha.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kenosha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kenosha). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kenosha or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Kenosha includes: 53140, 53141, 53142, 53143 & 53144.

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kenosha) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kenosha. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kenosha

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenosha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5842, Longitude: -87.8545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Kenosha have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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