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Kensett, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Kensett had a population of 1,813 as of July 1, 2015. Kensett ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kensett is located at latitude 35.236 and longitude -91.6704 in White County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kensett (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. White County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

The City of Kensett (GNIS ID: 2404822) 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 Kensett is located within Township of Kensett, a minor civil division (MCD) of White County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kensett 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 Kensett: Kennsett.

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Kensett, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,813
Population in Households 1,796
Population in Familes 1,452
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 986
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 480
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 399 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 338 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $85,307
Average Home Value $113,033


Median Household Income $29,338
Average Household Income $38,374
Per Capita Income $15,493
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.83% 1.5%
Households 1.92% 1.48%
Families 2.25% 1.34%
Median Household Income   3.89%
Per Capita Income   2.64%
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.


Kensett, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensett to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 158 71st
Population Density1 # 74 87th
Diversity Index2 # 54 90th
Median Household Income # 448 17th
Per Capita Income # 475 12th

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