Kenosha, WI
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Living in Kenosha


Kenosha is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 99,631 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Kenosha is the fourth largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kenosha is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kenosha is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenosha who work in office and administrative support (14.73%), sales jobs (9.13%), and food service (7.16%).

Also of interest is that Kenosha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Kenosha is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Kenosha, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Kenosha are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.93% of adults in Kenosha having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kenosha in 2010 was $24,253, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,012 for a family of four. However, Kenosha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kenosha is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kenosha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenosha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kenosha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kenosha include Irish, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Kenosha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.