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Kenosha County is growing

 

Kenosha County is one of the fastest growing areas in the State of Wisconsin.  Since 2000, Kenosha County’s population has grown at a rate of 12.6 per cent – higher than the state and national growth rates of 6.0 per cent and 9.7 per cent respectively.

And as businesses, families and young professionals continue to relocate to this burgeoning area, Kenosha County will remain a hotspot for years to come.

Kenosha County Demographics

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, engaging in the community and launching new businesses.

 

 

MunicipalityPopulation (Jan. 2015 estimate)
City of Kenosha99,897
Pleasant Prairie, Village20,217
Salem Lakes, Village14,423
Somers, Village/Town9,475
Twin Lakes, Village6,031
Bristol, Village 5,003
Wheatland, Town3,292
Randall, Town3,241
Paddock Lake, Village 3,005
Paris, Town1,764
Brighton, Town1,384

Education

Kenosha County’s most important talent asset is access to higher education. Nearly 54% of Kenosha County residents 25 years and over have some post secondary 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.

Workforce

In surveys of area employers conducted annually through KABA’s Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Program, companies consistently rank Kenosha County’s workforce high, especially in areas relating to its  productivity, quality and stability.  Note: More information about these employer surveys can be found in KABA’s Annual Reports.

Largest Private Employers

CompanyIndustryEmployees (FTEs)
AmazonOnline Retail/Distribution3,000+
Uline* Shipping Supply Distribution1,500-3,000
Snap-on*Diagnostic Equipment & Hand Tools500-750
American Girl Brands, LLCToy Distribution250-500
Associated Wholesale GrocersGrocery Distribution250-500
Birchwood Foods/Kenosha Beef*Food Processing250-500
Fair Oaks Farms*Food Processing250-500
Gordon Food ServiceFood Service Distribution250-500
Jockey International*Clothing & Undergarments250-500
Kenall Manufacturing*LED Lighting Sytems 250-500
Meijer, Inc.Grocery/General Merchandise Distribution250-500
Rust-oleumPaint Products250-500
Shiloh IndustriesAluminum Die-Casting250-500
Emco Chemical Distributors*Chemical Distribution100-250
Honeywell Low Voltage Wire & Cable100-250
Hospira/PfizerHealth Care100-250
InSinkEratorHousehold Appliance Manufacturing100-250
IRIS, USA*Plastic Bins/Storage Systems100-250
Ocean SprayFood Processing100-250
Roundy'sFood Processing/Distribution100-250
*denotes HQs

More demographic information is available in the Data Center:

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