Kenosha County, WI

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Population

167,886

0.00596% decline

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$57,269

2.11% growth

Number of Employees

82,194

1.61% growth

Median Property Value

$164,100

1.05% growth

About

In 2017, Kenosha County, WI had a population of 168k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $57,269. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kenosha County, WI declined from 167,896 to 167,886, a -0.00596% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,086 to $57,269, a 2.11% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kenosha County, WI are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.3%), White (Hispanic) (9.49%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.2%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.84%). N/A% of the people in Kenosha County, WI speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kenosha County, WI are Gateway Technical College (1,825 degrees awarded in 2017), University of Wisconsin-Parkside (864 degrees), and Carthage College (803 degrees).

The median property value in Kenosha County, WI is $164,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.6%. Most people in Kenosha County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Kenosha County, WI is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Kenosha County, WI employs 82.2k people. The largest industries in Kenosha County, WI are Manufacturing (14,759 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,411 people), and Retail Trade (10,916 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,808), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,433), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,063).

Median household income in Kenosha County, WI is $57,269. Males in Kenosha County, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Kenosha County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,269

2017 value

± $1,659

2.11%

1 Year Growth

± 3.59%

Households in Kenosha County, WI have a median annual income of $57,269, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,086 in 2016, which represents a 2.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kenosha County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Wisconsin was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wisconsin in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 26.01

  2. Census Tract 29.06

  3. Census Tract 25

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kenosha County, WI was Census Tract 26.01 with a value of $91,814, followed by Census Tract 29.06 and Census Tract 25, with respective values of $82,070 and $81,776.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kenosha County, WI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kenosha County, WI (23.6k out of 163k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    16,921 ± 958

  2. Hispanic

    5,226 ± 508

  3. Black

    4,711 ± 433

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kenosha County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

82.2k

2017 Value

± 1,918

1.61%

1 Year growth

± 3.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kenosha County, WI grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 80.9k employees to 82.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kenosha County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,550 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,720 people), and Management Occupations (7,384 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kenosha County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kenosha County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (11,550 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,720 people), and Management Occupations (7,384 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kenosha County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.45 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.25 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kenosha County, WI, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($73,912), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,494).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

82.2k

2017 Value

± 1,918

1.61%

1 Year growth

± 3.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kenosha County, WI grew at a rate of 1.61%, from 80.9k employees to 82.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kenosha County, WI, are Manufacturing (14,759 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,411 people), and Retail Trade (10,916 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kenosha County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Kenosha County, WI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kenosha County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (14,759 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (11,411 people), and Retail Trade (10,916 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kenosha County, WI has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.77 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.35 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kenosha County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,808), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($60,433), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($54,063).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $41.9B

  2. $30.3B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $41.9B, followed by Machinery ($30.3B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Wisconsin products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$356B

2020 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

38.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $356B. This is expected to increase 38.5% to $493B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Wisconsin trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Wisconsin to other states, or from other states to Wisconsin.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.3B

  2. $29.3B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.3B, followed by Minnesota with $29.3B and Michigan and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Wisconsin shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.3% of the population of Kenosha County, WI has health coverage, with 53.4% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 9.37% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.58% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Kenosha County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Kenosha County, WI see 2246 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.223% increase from the previous year (2241 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1649 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1064 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,246 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kenosha County, WI see an average of 2,246 patients per year. This represents a 0.223% increase from the previous year (2,241 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.69%

Uninsured

53.4%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

9.37%

Medicare

11.4%

Non-Group

1.58%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kenosha County, WI declined by 11.3% from 8.67% to 7.69%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kenosha County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

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Diversity

Kenosha County, WI is home to a population of 168k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.21% of Kenosha County, WI residents were born outside of the country (10.4k people).

In 2017, there were 8.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Kenosha County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.9k White (Hispanic) and 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kenosha County, WI was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Kenosha County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kenosha County, WI residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

10.4k people

6.18%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

10.4k people

As of 2017, 6.21% of Kenosha County, WI residents (10.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kenosha County, WI was 6.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Kenosha County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kenosha County, WI was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kenosha County, WI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    128k ± 183

  2. White (Hispanic)

    15.9k ± 755

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    12.1k ± 333

In 2017, there were 8.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (128k people) in Kenosha County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.9k White (Hispanic) and 12.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Kenosha County, WI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,121 ± 307

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,784 ± 278

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,340 ± 197

Kenosha County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kenosha County, WI awarded 3,701 degrees. The student population of Kenosha County, WI is skewed towards women, with 7,587 male students and 9,109 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kenosha County, WI are White (2,687 and 73.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (433 and 11.8%), Black or African American (231 and 6.32%), and Two or More Races (118 and 3.23%).

The largest universities in Kenosha County, WI by number of degrees awarded are Gateway Technical College (1,825 and 49.3%), University of Wisconsin-Parkside (864 and 23.3%), and Carthage College (803 and 21.7%).

The most popular majors in Kenosha County, WI are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (644 and 17.4%), General Business Administration & Management (316 and 8.54%), and Registered Nursing (208 and 5.62%).

The median tuition costs in Kenosha County, WI are $27,475 for private four year colleges, and $6,524 and $10,519 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 122 degrees awarded

  2. 97 degrees awarded

  3. 205 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kenosha County, WI was General Psychology with 122 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kenosha County, WI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,825 degrees awarded

  2. 864 degrees awarded

  3. 803 degrees awarded

$6,524

Median In-State Public

$27,475

Median Private

In 2017, the Kenosha County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gateway Technical College with 1,825 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,390

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,311

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,390 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kenosha County, WI, which is 0.601 times less than the 2,311 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,687 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    433 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    231 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kenosha County, WI were to White students. These 2,687 degrees mean that there were 6.21 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 433 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kenosha County, WI was $164,100 in 2017, which is 0.714 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $162,400 to $164,100, a 1.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Kenosha County, WI is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kenosha County, WI have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kenosha County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$164,100

2017 Median

± $2,919

$162,400

2016 Median

± $2,364

In 2017, the median property value in Kenosha County, WI grew to to $164,100 from the previous year's value of $162,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kenosha County, WI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kenosha County, WI the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$57,269

Median Household Income

± $1,659

63.3k

Number of Households

± 1,587

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.3k households in Kenosha County, WI grew to $57,269 from the previous year's value of $56,086.

The following chart displays the households in Kenosha County, WI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kenosha County, WI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kenosha County, WI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%

2017 Homeownership

65.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.6% of the housing units in Kenosha County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kenosha County, WI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kenosha County, WI have a longer commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Kenosha County, WI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.23%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kenosha County, WI was Drove Alone (84.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.23%) and those who Worked At Home (2.91%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kenosha County, WI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kenosha County, WI have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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