Kenosha County, Wisconsin

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Kenosha County is a county located along the West Shore of Lake Michigan in the far southeastern corner U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its county seat is Kenosha.[1]

Its estimated 2008 population was 164,465. Among Wisconsin's 72 counties, the county was tied in fifth place for growth between July 1, 2006 and July 1, 2007, with a 1% population gain, approximately twice the statewide growth average of 0.5%.

Kenosha County has traditionally attracted newcomers from suburban Chicago and in March 2008 the demographers of the Wisconsin Department of Administration reported that Kenosha County's improvements in roads, business's need for personnel and quality-of-life factors have contributed to a decades-long influx of Illinois transplants. For 2006-2007, Kenosha County had a net gain of 424 new residents. Even though Kenosha County is in Wisconsin, it is considered a part of the U.S. Census Bureau's Chicago Metropolitan Area. Kenosha County, although commercial development has been greatly on the rise in the last decade, is very dependent on the major nearby economies of Chicago and Milwaukee.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 754 square miles (1,954 km²), of which 273 square miles (707 km²) is land and 481 square miles (1,247 km²) (63.83%) is water.

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