Kenosha County, Wisconsin


Kenosha County, Wisconsin

Infobox U.S. County
county = Kenosha County
state = Wisconsin




map size = 225
founded = 1850
seat = Kenosha | area_total_sq_mi =754
area_land_sq_mi =273
area_water_sq_mi =481
area percentage = 63.83%
census yr = 2006
pop = 162001
density_km2 =212
web = www.co.kenosha.wi.us
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Kenosha County is a county located along the West Shore of Lake Michigan in the far southeastern corner U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its county seat is KenoshaGR|6. As of 2006, the population of Kenosha County was 162,001, and according to the U.S. Census Bureau, between July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2007 the county was tied in fifth place for growth among Wisconsin's 72 counties with a one-percent population gain, approximately twice the statewide growth average of 0.5%. Kenosha County has traditionally attracted newcomers from suburban Chicago and in March 2008 the demographers of the Wisconsin Department of Administration report that Kenosha County's improvements in roads, businesses' need for personnel and quality-of-life factors have contributed to the decades-long influx of Illinois transplants. For 2006-2007, Kenosha County had a net gain of 424 new residents. Kenosha County is part of the Chicago metropolitan area and simultaneously the southernmost part of the Milwaukee area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 754 square miles (1,954 km²), of which, 273 square miles (707 km²) of it is land and 481 square miles (1,247 km²) of it (63.83%) is water.

Major highways

*Interstate 94/U.S. Route 41 (The Skokie Highway) runs north/south for twelve miles through Kenosha County, dividing it into an eastern third containing Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie and a semi-rural western two-thirds.
*U.S. Route 45 running north/south, bisects the county.

Adjacent counties

*Racine County (north)
*Lake Michigan (east)
*Lake County, Illinois (southeast)
*McHenry County, Illinois (southwest)
*Walworth County (west)

Demographics

USCensusPop
1850= 10734
1860= 13900
1870= 13147
1880= 13550
1890= 15581
1900= 21707
1910= 32929
1920= 51284
1930= 63277
1940= 63505
1950= 75238
1960= 100615
1970= 117917
1980= 123137
1990= 128181
2000= 149577
2006= 162001
footnote= [http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/wi190090.txt WI Counties 1900-1990]
As of the censusGR|2 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 (212/km²). There were 59,989 housing units at an average density of 220 per square mile (85/km²). 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.

Government

*County Executive: Allan Kehl stepped down 3-31-08 due to being indicted by a United States Grand Jury for allegedly taking bribes. United States of America case number 08-CR-51 (CNC) (D)
*County Executive: Terri Rose (Interim from 3-31-08 through 4-3-08)
*County Executive: Mark Wisnefski (Interim from 4-4-08 until special election is held to elect new County Executive to finish out Allan Kehl's term in 2010)
*District Attorney: Robert Zapf (D)
*Sheriff: David Beth (R)

Cities, villages, and towns

Cities

*Kenosha

Villages

*Genoa City (partially)
*Paddock Lake
*Pleasant Prairie
*Silver Lake
*Twin Lakes

Towns

*Brighton
*Bristol
*Paris
*Randall
*Salem
*Somers
*Wheatland

Census-designated places

*Camp Lake
*Lake Shangrila
*Powers Lake

Unincorporated communities

*Bassett
*Benet Lake
*Berryville
*Bissell
*Carol Beach
*Central Park
*Chapin
*Dexter's Corner
*Erly
*Kellogg's Corners
*Klondike
*Liberty Corners
*Mud Lake
*New Munster
*Paris Corners
*Peat Lake
*Pikeville
*Ranney
*Salem Oaks
*Tobin
*Trevor
*Truesdell
*Voltz Lake
*Wilmot
*Woodworth

References


*cite book
first = Richard L. (editor)
last = Forstall
year = 1996
title = Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses
publisher = United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division
id = ISBN 0-934213-48-8

External links

* [http://www.co.kenosha.wi.us/ Kenosha County] ----


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