Kenosha ( [ kənoʊʃə ], often [ kənɔʃə ] ) is a city ( with a status of "City" ) and the administrative seat of Kenosha County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. In 2010, Kenosha had 99 218 inhabitants, whose number rose to 100,150 in 2012.
Kenosha is located in the north of the Chicago metropolitan area and is to Milwaukee, Madison and Green Bay 's fourth- largest city in Wisconsin.
Kenosha is located in southeastern Wisconsin on the western shore of Lake Michigan and 5 km north of the border with Illinois. The geographical coordinates are 42 ° 34'56 Kenosha " north latitude and 87 ° 50'44 " west longitude. The city covers an area of 62.1 km ².
Neighboring towns of Winthrop Harbor Kenosha are in Illinois (12,2 km to the south), Pleasant Prairie ( on the southwest city limits ), Bristol (20,8 km west ), Mount Pleasant ( 21.6 km NNW ) and Racine (17,4 km north ).
The nearest big cities are Milwaukee ( 63.3 km to the north), Wisconsin's capital, Madison (169 km west-northwest ), Rockford, Illinois (125 km west-southwest ) and Chicago, Illinois (94 km south).
About the METRA train system, the city with the south Chicago is directly connected. From this station since 2000 existed for the first time since 1932, again a tram. It leads to the new residential location Harbour Park on the shores of Lake Michigan, which was established on the former Chrysler plant site.
By lying in the northwestern city Kenosha Regional Airport, the city has a regional airport. The next airports are the General Mitchell International Airport ( 49.1 km north ) and the O'Hare International Airport in Chicago ( 81.4 km to the south) in Milwaukee.
According to the census in 2010 lived in Kenosha 99 218 people in 37 376 households. The population density was 1608.1 people per square kilometer. In the 37 376 households lived statistically 2.56 per person.
The racial the population was composed of 77.1 percent white, 10.0 percent African American, 0.6 percent Native American, 1.7 percent Asian, 0.1 percent and 6.8 percent Polynesians from other ethnic groups; 3.8 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 16.3 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
26.8 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 62.4 percent were between 18 and 64 and 10.8 percent were 65 years or older. 50.9 percent of the population was female.
The median annual income for a household was $ 49,641. The per capita income was $ 23,958. 16.2 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.
Sons and daughters of the town
- Alan Ameche (1933-1988), American football player
- Don Ameche (1908-1993), actor
- Ray Berres (1907-2007), baseball player
- Buddy Clark (1929-1999), jazz bassist and arranger
- Joseph V. Quarles (1843-1911), politician
- Milt Herth (1902-1969), jazz organist
- Charles Jeffery, (1876-1935), automobile manufacturer
- Mark Pocan (* 1964), politician
- Mark Ruffalo (born 1967 ), actor
- Paul Russo (1914-1976), racing driver
- Concetta Tomei ( born 1945 ), actress
- Orson Welles (1915-1985), director, actor and author
Towns twinned with Cosenza, Italy ( since 1979); Douai, France (since 1981 ); Quezon City, Philippines (since 1986) and Wolfenbüttel, Germany (since 1970 ).