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Kennewick, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Kennewick had a population of 87,068 as of July 1, 2020. 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 46.2112 and longitude -119.1372 in Benton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kennewick 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kennewick: Dell Haven.

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Kennewick, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 87,068 (100%)
Population in Households 86,091 (98.9%)
Population in Families 69,948 (80.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 977 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 3,172
Diversity Index2 68
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $58,552
Average Household Income $80,398
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $29,521
Wealth Index5 86
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 32,976 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19,273 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,592 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,111 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $246,951
Average Home Value $274,491
Housing Affordability Index3 131
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 31,865
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 21,540
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.61% 1.43%
Households 1.53% 1.4%
Families 1.48% 1.36%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.28%
Owner Occupied HU   1.64%

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Kennewick, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kennewick to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 83 87th
Median Household Income # 355 43rd
Housing Affordability Index # 310 50th
Per Capita Income # 380 39th
Diversity Index # 80 87th

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