Kenosha County Market ProfilePopulation
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.
|Percent Change '00-'10||11.26%||10.45%|
* Region is defined as five county area including Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties in Wisconsin and Lake and McHenry Counties in Illinois.
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%|
|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|
|20 & older||118,242||71.0%||1,041,799||70.6%|
|65 & older||18,679||11.2%||162,588||11.0%|
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|
|Transportation, Distribution & Logistics||1,782||3.31%||$41,132|
|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|
|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|
Median Household Income
*Source: U.S. Census Bureau; Wisconsin Department of Administration