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Overview

Introduction to Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin

Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, in Kenosha county, is 6 miles W of Kenosha, Wisconsin and 33 miles S of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Pleasant Prairie History

Pleasant Prairie was originally inhabited by Native Americans. It was primarily established as a town. The size of Pleasant Prairie reduced slowly as Kenosha annexed some of its land. The first town meeting of Pleasant Prairie was held in April of 1842 at the William’s Congregational Church. The church served as the official Town Hall. The municipal building of the town was constructed in 1967. Pleasant Prairie was incorporated as a village in 1989.

Pleasant Prairie and nearby Attractions

  • Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area
  • Kenosha Military Museum
  • Racine Art Museum
  • Illinois Beach State Park
  • Lake County Discovery Museum
  • Richard Bong State Recreation Area

Things To Do In Pleasant Prairie

Pleasant Prairie is home to the Chiwaukee Prairie State Natural Area. The Kenosha Military Museum is nearby as well. Local churches include the Apostolic Faith Church, the Church of God and the Saint John Chrysostomos Church. The village hosts the Prairie Family Days every August. In addition, the Volo Bog State Natural Area, the Moraine Hills State Park, the Chain O'Lakes State Park, the Illinois Beach State Park and the Richard Bong State Recreation Area are all accessible from Pleasant Prairie as well.

Pleasant Prairie Transportation

General Mitchell International is nearby.

Pleasant Prairie Higher Education

Gateway Technical College, the College of Lake County and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside are the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population20,395
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+10,021
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married56.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.1%
Median Earnings25+$45,756
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,516
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,641

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,757
% Above Poverty Level91.5%
% Below Poverty Level8.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone25.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,035
Median House Value$204,000

Ancestry

German34.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.9%
Irish18.4%
Italian9.5%
Polish7.9%
English6.9%
Norwegian4.6%
French Except Basque2.7%
Swedish2.4%
Danishn2%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Czech1.1%
Finnish1.1%
Slovak0.9%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.7%
Serbian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Greek0.3%
Croatian0.3%
African0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Icelander0.1%
US/American0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Pleasant Prairie Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kenosha County
Standard Zip Codes53158
Phone Area Codes262
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude42.52
Approximate Longitude-87.88

Pleasant Prairie Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKENOSHA
Distance6 miles
Jan Temp13 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 51 F
Jul Temp64 to 79 F
Oct Temp44 to 59 F
Annual Precip34.7 inches
StationANTIOCH
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp11 to 28 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 61 F
Annual Precip36.5 inches
StationLAKE VILLA 2 NE
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 28 F
Apr Temp36 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 82 F
Oct Temp42 to 60 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kenosha99,865$62,040
Paddock Lake3,015$73,661
Racine77,931$50,373
Silver Lake2,506$86,964
Sturtevant6,961$73,889
Union Grove4,897$70,767

Pleasant Prairie Hospitals

United Hospital Sys St Catherines Campus
(Non-profit)
9555 76th St
(262) 656-2011

Pleasant Prairie Public Schools

Lakeview Technology Academy
9449 88th Ave
ZIP: 53158
(262) 359-8155
High
Total Enrollment 432
Pleasant Prairie Elementary
9208 Wilmot Rd
ZIP: 53158
(262) 359-2104
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Prairie Lane Elementary
10717 47th Ave
ZIP: 53158
(262) 359-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Whittier Elementary
8542 Cooper Rd
ZIP: 53158
(262) 359-2110
Primary
Total Enrollment 433

Pleasant Prairie Private Schools

Good Shepherd Lutheran School
4311 104th St
ZIP: 53158
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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