Kennewick, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kennewick, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Kennewick had a population of 81,646 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kennewick: Dell Haven.

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Kennewick, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 81,646
Daytime Population: Workers 38,657
Daytime Population: Residents 43,479
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 82,136
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 80,680
Population in Familes 65,616
Population in Group Qrtrs 966
Population Density2 3,038
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $57,607
Average Household Income $77,076
Per Capita Income $28,547


Total Housing Units 31,219 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,056 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,776 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,387 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $176,919
Average Home Value $206,804


Total Households 29,832
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 20,174
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 1.38% 1.4%
Households 1.25% 1.33%
Families 1.18% 1.27%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Kennewick, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kennewick to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 14 98th
Population Density # 84 87th
Diversity Index # 83 87th
Median Household Income # 294 53rd
Per Capita Income # 319 49th

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