Kenosha, Wisconsin - Facts & Figures
Early archaeological sites have been discovered in the Kenosha vicinity; the discoverer of two sites believes they antedate the Clovis culture, making them contemporaneous with the ice age. Paleo Indians settled in the area at least 13,500 years ago. The Potawatomi originally named the area ginoozhe (also transcribed kenozia, kinoje) 'place of the pike'. The early name by the Ojibwa Indians is reported as Masu-kinoja. This describes the place of spawning trout as "trout (pike) come all at the same time". Thousands of fish were entering the rivers from Lake Michigan. Harvesting these fish provided food for the coming months.
- Population: 99,631
- Industries: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Construction
- Area Codes: 262
- ZIP Codes: 53140–53144
- Surrounding Cities: Somers, WO , Pleasant Prairie, WI , Zion, IL , Racine, WI, Beach Park, IL