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The City of Kensett had a population of 1,851 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kensett: Kennsett.

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Kensett, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,851
Daytime Population: Workers 309
Daytime Population: Residents 1,040
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,349
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,833
Population in Familes 1,477
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density2 1,006
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $30,403
Average Household Income $42,337
Per Capita Income $17,130


Total Housing Units 871 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 423 (48.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $59,792
Average Home Value $79,728


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 487
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.62% 1.24%
Households 1.59% 1.25%
Families 1.83% 1.12%
Median Household Income   0.53%
Per Capita Income   1.91%

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, 2017 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 Density # 71 87th
Diversity Index # 48 92nd
Median Household Income # 455 16th
Per Capita Income # 466 14th

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