Kennett, MO

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
28,174
1.46% 1-year decline
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.4
0.51% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
22%
0.417% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,868
6.34% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$93,300
13.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kennett, MO had a population of 28.2k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $44,868. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kennett, MO declined from 28,592 to 28,174, a −1.46% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,194 to $44,868, a 6.34% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kennett, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.76%), White (Hispanic) (3.41%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.94%).

None of the households in Kennett, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.6% of the residents in Kennett, MO are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Kennett, MO was $93,300, and the homeownership rate was 62.5%.

Most people in Kennett, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23 minutes. The average car ownership in Kennett, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kennett, MO is home to a population of 28.2k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.8% of Kennett, MO residents were born outside of the country (789 people).

In 2022, there were 9.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Kennett, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.19k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.6%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.6% of Kennett, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kennett, MO was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kennett, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.6k ± 207
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.22k ± 250
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.19k ± 336
7.17%
Hispanic Population
2.02k people

In 2022, there were 9.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.6k people) in Kennett, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.22k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.19k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.17% of the people in Kennett, MO are hispanic (2.02k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kennett, MO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
789 people
2.96%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
845 people

As of 2022, 2.8% of Kennett, MO residents (789 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kennett, MO was 2.96%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    495 ± 99
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    163 ± 80
  3. Korea
    155 ± 61

Kennett, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kennett, MO employs 11k people. The largest industries in Kennett, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,241 people), Manufacturing (1,634 people), and Retail Trade (1,472 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($52,045), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,688), and Manufacturing ($49,271).

Occupations

11k
2022 Value
± 647
−2.73%
1 Year decline
± 8.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennett, MO declined at a rate of −2.73%, from 11.4k employees to 11k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kennett, MO, are Production Occupations (1,135 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,125 people), and Management Occupations (1,042 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kennett, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

11k
2022 Value
± 647
−2.73%
1 Year decline
± 8.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennett, MO declined at a rate of −2.73%, from 11.4k employees to 11k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kennett, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,241 people), Manufacturing (1,634 people), and Retail Trade (1,472 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kennett, MO, though some of these residents may live in Kennett, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,949
Median earning men ± $3,231
$27,549
Median earning women ± $1,910

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,185), Information ($55,192), and Manufacturing ($55,057).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($60,078), Construction ($39,375), and Manufacturing ($36,595).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 360
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 213
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 163
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kennett, MO was $93,300 in 2022, which is 0.331 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $82,000 to $93,300, a 13.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Kennett, MO is 62.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kennett, MO have an average commute time of 23 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kennett, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kennett, MO is $44,868. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kennett, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $99,596, followed by Platte County, MO and Lincoln County, MO, with respective values of $92,543 and $82,543.

Property

$93,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,822
$6,959
Median Property Taxes
±$422

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kennett, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kennett, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.5%
Homeownership
2022
60.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.5% of the housing units in Kennett, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kennett, MO was St. Charles County, MO with a value of $99,596, followed by Platte County, MO and Lincoln County, MO, with respective values of $92,543 and $82,543.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kennett, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,868
Median Household Income
± $3,104
11.1k
Number of Households
± 638

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.1k households in Kennett, MO grew to $44,868 from the previous year's value of $42,194.

The following chart displays the households in Kennett, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kennett, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (14.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.13%)

In 2022, 78.7% of workers in Kennett, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.2%) and those who worked at home (4.13%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kennett, MO have a shorter commute time (23 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Kennett, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kennett, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kennett, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kennett, MO (6.02k out of 27.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kennett, MO is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

82.4% of the population of Kennett, MO has health coverage, with 31.4% on employee plans, 23.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 18.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.7% were men and 53.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

17.6%
Uninsured
31.4%
Employer Coverage
23.9%
Medicaid
13.5%
Medicare
12.3%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kennett, MO grew by 3.58% from 17% to 17.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kennett, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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