Kennewick, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kennewick, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Kennewick had a population of 79,362 as of July 1, 2015. Kennewick ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kennewick is located at latitude 46.1983 and longitude -119.1736 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kennewick (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.87 sq. miles and a water area of 1.43 sq. miles. Benton County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 407 feet.

The City of Kennewick (GNIS ID: 2410184) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Kennewick is located within Richland-Kennewick Division of Benton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kennewick 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 Kennewick: Dell Haven.

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Kennewick, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 79,362
Population in Households 78,323
Population in Familes 63,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,039
Population Density1 2,947
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 29,283
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 19,814
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,731 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,398 (56.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,885 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,448 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $214,455
Average Home Value $239,052


Median Household Income $52,873
Average Household Income $70,703
Per Capita Income $26,250
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.36% 1.33%
Households 1.37% 1.37%
Families 1.29% 1.31%
Median Household Income   3.07%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.


Kennewick, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kennewick to the other 628 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington 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 # 13 98th
Population Density1 # 87 86th
Diversity Index2 # 85 87th
Median Household Income # 321 49th
Per Capita Income # 308 51st

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