MARKET PROFILE

Kenosha County Market Profile

Population

In the last ten years, Kenosha County’s population grew over eleven percent. This rate of growth is faster than the United States and the state of Wisconsin. Kenosha County was the second-fastest growing county in the state.

 Kenosha CountyRegion*
1990 Census128,1811,077,874
2000 Census149,5771,336,600
2010 Census166,4261,476,284
 
Percent Change '00-'1011.26%10.45%

* Region is defined as five county area including Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin and Lake and McHenry Counties in Illinois.



Educational Attainment

Nearly 54% of Kenosha County residents 25 years and over have some post secondary education. Kenosha County’s most important talent asset is access to higher education. The presence of Gateway Technical College, UW-Parkside, and Carthage College makes the county very competitive in attracting and keeping young talent from around the region.

  2000 2005 2009 % of population
Population 25 years & older 95,038 101,868 104,861 100%
Less than 9th grade 4,370 4,034 3,762 3.6%
9th to 12th grade 11,275 9,553 9,646 9.2%
High School graduate 31,711 33,540 35,311 33.7%
Some college, no degree 22,286 21,765 23,072 22.0%
Associate's degree 7,150 11,073 9,984 9.5%
Bachelor's degree 12,290 15,539 15,946 15.2%
Graduate or prof. degree 4,370 4,034 3,762 6.8%



Age of Labor Force

Kenosha has a relatively young population with over 35% of the population between 25 and 49. High population growth rates for younger working age persons (ages 25 to 44) suggest new residents are attracted to an area, growing the workforce, adding to the innovative base and launching new businesses.

2010 Kenosha % of Population Region % of Population
Under 19 48,184 29.0% 434,485 29.4%
20 & older 118,242 71.0% 1,041,799 70.6%
20-24 11,307 6.8% 888,883 6.0%
25-34 20,873 12.5% 171,960 11.6%
35-49 36,974 22.2% 306,695 20.8%
50-64 30,409 18.3% 285,834 19.4%
65 & older 18,679 11.2% 162,588 11.0%
Total 166,426   1,476,284  



Employment

Kenosha County has 53,855 people in its labor force with an overall average annual wage of $38,063.

2010 Employment % of Emp. Average Annual Wage
Utilities 300 0.56% $86,886
Construction 1,596 2.96% $54,006
Manufacturing 6,775 12.58% $50,056
Wholesale Trade 2,360 4.38% $63,766
Retail Trade 6,917 12.84% $21,584
Transportation, Distribution & Logistics 1,782 3.31% $41,132
Information 289 0.54% $40,016
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate 1,434 2.66% $35,988
Professional & Technical Services 1,129 2.10% $48,827
Management of Companies & Enterprises 1,109 2.06% $101,321
Administration & Waste Services 4,120 7.65% $20,549
Education Services 6,334 11.76% $46,547
Health Care & Social Assistance 8,159 15.15% $39,742
Arts, Entertainment & Recreation 916 1.70% $16,185
Accommodation & Food Services 5,330 9.90% $12,320
Other Services, Excluding Public Administration 1,621 3.01% $20,494
Public Administration 3,435 6.38% $39,705


Median Household Income

  2005 2009
Kenosha 53,035 55,055
Wisconsin 47,105 51,569
USA 46,242 51,425

*Source: U.S. Census Bureau; Wisconsin Department of Administration
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