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Welcome to Kenosha ...

The city of Kenosha is located in Kenosha County<1> and is the County Seat for Kenosha County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kenosha has a population of 100,045 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kenosha.

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

The telephone area code for Kenosha: (262)

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

Websites for Kenosha ...

Official Website: www.kenosha.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kenosha had an population of 100,045 people. This is an increase of 0.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.73% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kenosha had a population of 99,218 people (or 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 total 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 (which had a count of 90,352 people).

More information can be found on the Census 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.

Communities near Kenosha ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kenosha.

  • Waukegan [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waukegan
    • Waukegan [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Kenosha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,453 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waukegan have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waukegan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waukegan<7>
  • Racine [Racine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Racine
    • Racine [Racine County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Kenosha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,237 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Racine
  • Gurnee [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
    • Gurnee [Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Kenosha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 30,168 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gurnee<7>
  • North Chicago [Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Chicago
    • North Chicago [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Kenosha
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,639 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Chicago
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mount Pleasant [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Racine County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Kenosha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,048 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Round Lake Beach [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Lake Beach
      • Round Lake Beach [Lake County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Kenosha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Lake Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Lake Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Round Lake Beach<7>
    • Caledonia [Racine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Racine County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Kenosha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Zion [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Lake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Kenosha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,321 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zion<7>
    • Salem Lakes [Kenosha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salem Lakes
      • Salem Lakes [Kenosha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Kenosha
      • Former names for Salem Lakes:
      • Salem
      • Silver Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Lakes
    • Antioch [Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Lake County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Kenosha
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,174 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antioch have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Antioch<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kenosha. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kenosha.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kenosha.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kenosha. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kenosha.

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.

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.

Adding Kenosha to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kenosha in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kenosha was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kenosha on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Wisconsin (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kenosha on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wisconsin

About Kenosha County

About Wisconsin

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kenosha: www.kenosha.org/

The official website for Kenosha County: www.co.kenosha.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Kenosha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kenosha.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kenosha - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kenosha. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KenoshaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kenosha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5880, Longitude: -87.8229    
<6>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.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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