Kennett, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Kennett, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Kennett had a population of 10,183 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

The City of Kennett is located within Township of Independence, a minor civil division (MCD) of Dunklin County.

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, 2018.

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

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Kennett, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,183
Population in Households 9,791
Population in Familes 7,678
Population in Group Qrtrs 392
Population Density1 1,454
Diversity Index2 44


Median Household Income $33,688
Average Household Income $49,786
Per Capita Income $19,937


Total Housing Units 4,792 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,220 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,795 (37.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 777 (16.2%)
Median Home Value $100,104
Average Home Value $135,000


Total Households 4,015
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 2,576
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.86% -0.95%
Households -1.04% -1.08%
Families -1.21% -1.19%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

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, 2018 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 # 84 92nd
Population Density # 178 83rd
Diversity Index # 75 93rd
Median Household Income # 887 14th
Per Capita Income # 798 23rd

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