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Kensett, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Kensett had a population of 1,643 as of July 1, 2019. 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 35.2318 and longitude -91.6676 in White County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kensett 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kensett: Kennsett.

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Kensett, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Kensett, AR Housing Affordability Index is 308
State of Arkansas Housing Affordability Index is 177
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Kensett, AR Wealth Index is 42
State of Arkansas Wealth Index is 67
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,643
Population in Households 1,625
Population in Families 1,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density 898
Diversity Index1 58
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,920
Average Household Income $50,441
Per Capita Income $20,496
Wealth Index3 42

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 780 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 445 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (28.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $62,574
Housing Affordability Index2 308
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 668
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 429
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.03% 0.15%
Households 0.02% 0.21%
Families 0.05% 0.05%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   4.8%

Kensett, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensett to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 166 69th
Population Density # 90 84th
Diversity Index # 49 91st
Median Household Income # 380 30th
Per Capita Income # 353 35th

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