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Village Overview

The Village of Pleasant Prairie is located in the southeastern corner of Wisconsin, and is bordered by Illinois, Lake Michigan, I-94, and the City of Kenosha. The Village boundaries encompass a total area of 33.64 square miles with a balanced blend of residential neighborhoods, natural areas, retail shopping areas, and commercial and manufacturing districts. 

The Village incorporated in 1989 with a population, at the time, of roughly 11,961. Since then the Village has experienced tremendous growth, both in terms of population and commercial and industrial growth. 


 Median Income Image            Employment Image 
 Median Income      
$82,437      
       Employment
      16,687
   
Industrial Image               Money Sign
 Industrial Sq Ft      
17.92M      
       Mill Rate
      $4.68


The table below capture the population growth since the last census. Over the past eight years the Village has increased by 9.19%, with a current estimated population is 22,013 with 9,484 households. 


   2013 2014  2015  2016  2017  2018  2019  2020  2021 
 Population   20,004  20,159   20,438   20,438   20,936   21,266   21,250   21,250   22,013 
 Households   8,064  8,208   8,269    8,386   8,439  8,644   9,059   9,106   9,484 


The Village has also seen significant commercial growth. The chart below shows the commercial building square footage growth year over year.

The current development projects slated to occur in the Village and region over the next several years are indicative of a continued healthy growth trend. Based on property value, Pleasant Prairie ranks as one of the largest manufacturing municipality in the State of Wisconsin, exceeded only by Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, and Menomonee Falls.

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