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Kensett, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Kensett is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in White County at latitude 35.236 and longitude -91.6704. White County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 226 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Kensett, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kensett, Arkansas.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kensett indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kensett: Kennsett.

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Kensett, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,816
Population in Households 1,799
Population in Familes 1,460
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 987
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 737
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 483
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 404 (47.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 333 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $80,833
Average Home Value $110,272


Median Household Income $26,724
Average Household Income $36,544
Per Capita Income $14,801
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.31% 1.85%
Households 2.38% 1.88%
Families 2.94% 1.8%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.35%
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, 2014 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 # 157 71st
Population Density1 # 73 87th
Diversity Index2 # 58 89th
Median Household Income # 488 10th
Per Capita Income # 499 8th

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