Kennesaw, Georgia Population 2021

34,015
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Kennesaw is a city located in Cobb County Georgia. With a 2020 population of 34,015, it is the 32nd largest city in Georgia and the 1161st largest city in the United States . Kennesaw is currently declining at a rate of -0.09% annually but its population has increased by 14.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,783 in 2010. Kennesaw reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 10 miles, Kennesaw has a population density of 3,501 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kennesaw is $87,078 with a poverty rate of 10.04%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,270 per month, and the median house value is $194,800. The median age in Kennesaw is 33.3 years, 31.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females.

Kennesaw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kennesawwas:

  • White: 61.95%
  • Black or African American: 25.36%
  • Asian: 5.57%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Other race: 3.09%
  • Native American: 0.08%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.04%
The current population of Kennesaw, Georgia is 34,015 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,077.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,783.

Kennesaw, Georgia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,03961.95%
Black or African American8,61325.36%
Asian1,8915.57%
Two or More Races1,3303.92%
Some Other Race1,0483.09%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.08%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander130.04%
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Kennesaw Population by Race

Kennesaw Population Pyramid $2021

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Kennesaw Median Age

33.3


Total

31.1


Male

36.5


Female

Kennesaw Adults

There are 25,625 adults, (3,385 of whom are seniors) in Kennesaw.

Kennesaw Age Dependency

52.7

Age Dependency Ratio

15.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kennesaw Sex Ratio

Female

17,973

52.92%

Male

15,987

47.08%

Kennesaw Population by Age

Kennesaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kennesaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male14.2%85.8%
Non Family54.4%45.6%
Female56.5%43.5%
All62.7%37.3%
Married74.2%25.8%

62.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kennesaw Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8032.6562.7
Married5,7893.4174.2
Non Family4,5531.4754.4
Female2,1363.0956.5
Male3252.5914.2

3.22

Average Family Size

2.65

Average Household Size

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Kennesaw Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5742.65%
9th to 12th Grade1,2035.56%
High School Graduate4,71521.80%
Some College5,07823.48%
Associates Degree1,5867.33%
Bachelors Degree5,57325.77%
Graduate Degree2,89513.39%
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Kennesaw Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kennesaw Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,71312,1105,639
Black5,1484,8321,654
Hispanic2,1171,522550
Asian1,204971495
Other Race58535860
2+ Races441390179
Native American2626
Islander131313

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Kennesaw Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,363$49,215$37,441
Less Than 9th Grade$23,378$26,343$15,957
High School Graduate$34,292$35,743$33,681
Some College$32,871$43,690$29,097
Bachelors Degree$52,312$73,182$42,568
Graduate Degree$66,406$80,192$60,692

$42,363

Average Earnings

$49,215

Average Male

$37,441

Average Female

Kennesaw Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kennesaw Language by Age

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Kennesaw Language

81.73% of Kennesaw residents speak only English, while 18.27% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.36% of the population.

Kennesaw Language

Kennesaw Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,8721,7819.97%
Hispanic4,13299524.08%
Black8,5744455.19%
Other1,04822721.66%
Multiple1,33014110.60%
Asian1,891633.33%

10.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.50%

Male Poverty Rate

10.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kennesaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kennesaw is Hispanic, with 24.08% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kennesaw is Asian, with 3.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.89%.

Kennesaw Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.99%
Some College9.80%
High School8.97%
Bachelors or Greater2.56%

Kennesaw Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed43.17%
Male Unemployed10.56%
Male Employed7.49%
Female Employed6.83%

Kennesaw Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kennesaw Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$70,930$87,078
Families$80,173$97,563
Married Families$87,850-
Non Families$48,538$64,408
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Income by Household Type

Kennesaw Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kennesaw Married by Age and Sex

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Kennesaw Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kennesaw Marital Status by Race

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Kennesaw Marital Status

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1,661

Number of Veterans

1,390

Male Veterans

271

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam592
First Gulf War385
Second Gulf War327
Korea96
World War II18

Kennesaw Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74383
55 to 64372
35 to 54337
75+299
18 to 34270

Kennesaw Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,0756.44%
Black4497.56%
Hispanic1445.27%
Asian1117.07%
2+ Races132.05%
Islander13100.00%

Kennesaw Veterans by Race

Kennesaw Veterans by Education

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3.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kennesaw Veterans by Education

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74.9%

Labor Force Participation

71.7%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Kennesaw Employment by Age

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Kennesaw Employment by Race

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Kennesaw Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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37.36%

Born in Kennesaw

86.39%

Native Born

13.61%

Foreign Born

6.04%

Non Citizen

7.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.39% of Kennesaw residents were born in the United States, with 37.36% having been born in Georgia. 6.04% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kennesaw Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202134,015-31-0.09%
202034,046-31-0.09%
201934,077-31-0.09%
201834,108-70-0.20%
201734,1783330.98%
201633,8452620.78%
201533,5839112.79%
201432,6723130.97%
201332,3598182.59%
201231,5415961.93%
201130,9452830.92%
201030,6628,9873.53%
200021,67512,7399.27%
19908,9363,8415.78%
19805,0951,5473.69%
19703,5482,0488.99%
19601,5001,1006.83%
19404001000.72%
19003000.00%

Kennesaw Population by Year