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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$141,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$830
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%

Kenosha Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    213
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    115
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    393
    500
  • Theft
    1,703
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$49,636
National
$55,322
Children
22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Kenosha Reviews

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Kenosha for the most part is a quiet and relaxed place. I really do enjoy the fact that it has a some-what small-town feel while being one of Wisconsin's bigger cities. My best memories would spending my summer days in downtown Kenosha; downtown is by far the most lively and relaxed part of the city. All the shops, coffee joints, restaurants and bars are all locally owned and their own amazing charm. As far as tourism goes, the city doesn't have much to offer outside the local and civil war museum. What is nice is that both Milwaukee and Chicago are within driving distance if you're looking for a little more lively night. Kenosha is quiet but, quiet is also nice.
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I was born in Kenosha and 1954 and I left in 1980. I still have family who reside in the city. I like the Irish-Polish-German-Italian vibe to the city. I think Kenosha has the most delicious pizza in the world. Lake Michigan is an asset that many people in Kenosha take advantage of, especially during the summertime. Sadly the Lincoln Park neighborhood I lived in for many years has gone to seed. Uptown is woeful and like something out of a Nelson Algren novel: low class and depressing. Perhaps the number one draw to Kenosha is that it sandwiched in between Chicago and Milwaukee. I think the neighborhoods west of 39th, south of 75th and north of Washington Road are still very pleasant places to live.
Kenosha is great in so many ways. You get to enjoy the suburban life that is offered by living close to two major metropolitan areas-Chicago and Milwaukee-while living next to the lake and being a part of a growing, tight-knit, diverse community. The city has a great vibe, a bit of history, and a lot of conveniences because of the proximity to Chicago and Milwaukee. At times it feels as if there isn't much to do IN the city of Kenosha, but head out of the city a little bit and you can find a ton of things to do in other touristy places like Lake Geneva or the cities I already mentioned.