Kennett, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kennett, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Kennett had a population of 10,790 as of July 1, 2015. Kennett ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kennett is located at latitude 36.2402 and longitude -90.0472 in Dunklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kennett (see map below) encompass a land area of 7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Dunklin County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 269 feet.

The City of Kennett (GNIS ID: 2395508) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kennett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kennett: Butler, Kennett's.

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Kennett, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 10,790
Population in Households 10,398
Population in Familes 8,216
Population in Group Qrtrs 392
Population Density1 1,551
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 4,320
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 2,781
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,369 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,951 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 531 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $87,739
Average Home Value $107,714


Median Household Income $30,822
Average Household Income $44,366
Per Capita Income $17,893
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.25% -0.18%
Households -0.25% -0.18%
Families -0.46% -0.3%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Kennett, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kennett to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 92nd
Population Density1 # 156 85th
Diversity Index2 # 70 93rd
Median Household Income # 873 16th
Per Capita Income # 780 25th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.