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Kenosha is a city in Kenosha County, in the Chicago metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Algonquian for "pickerel."

The latitude of Kenosha is 42.584N. The longitude is -87.821W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 604 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 92,871.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$41,902
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kenosha demographic reports
Kenosha is on Lake Michigan, near the Illinois border.
Former and merged names include:
· Pike
· Southport
Public transportation: Kenosha Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 163. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Orson Welles, actor and director
· Daniel J. Travanti, actor
· Don Ameche, actor
· Mark Ruffalo, actor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Pike River Rendezvous - Aug. 3-5, 2007
  • Good Old Summertime Art Fair - June 3, 2007
  • Harbor Park Jazz & Blues Festival - Aug. 25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kenosha web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Hawthorn Hollow Nature Sanctuary & Arboretum
Kenosha attractions: Bristol Renaissance Faire
Historic sites and museums: Durkee Mansion, Kenosha County Historical Museum, Kenosha Military Museum, Kenosha Public Museum, Palumbo Civil War Museum
Colleges and universities: Carthage College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 77

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Kenosha demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Kenosha County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kenosha area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 53140 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

26% of Kenosha residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kenosha ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kenosha was $19,578, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Kenosha residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Kenosha include Civic Center Historic District, Library Park Historic District, Third Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kenosha, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $516.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,040.


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Libraries in Kenosha include G. M. Simmons Branch, Northside Branch, Southwest Branch, Uptown Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kenosha include Kenosha News

TV stations in Kenosha include WPXE.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WGTD.

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Kenosha County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kenosha political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Kenosha workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kenosha between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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