Kennesaw, Georgia Population 2020

34,836

Kennesaw is a city located in Georgia. With a 2020 population of 34,836, it is the 28th largest city in Georgia and the 1126th largest city in the United States. Kennesaw is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 16.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,783 in 2010. Spanning over 10 miles, Kennesaw has a population density of 3,586 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kennesaw is $85,657 with a poverty rate of 11.14%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,233 per month, and the median house value is $182,100. The median age in Kennesaw is 33.2 years, 31.1 years for males, and 35.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.2 males.

Kennesaw Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kennesaw was:

  • White: 63.39%
  • Black or African American: 24.83%
  • Asian: 4.91%
  • Two or more races: 4.13%
  • Other race: 2.62%
  • Native American: 0.09%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of Kennesaw, Georgia is 34,836, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 34,172.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 29,783.

Kennesaw, Georgia Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White21,36363.39%
Black or African American8,36824.83%
Asian1,6534.91%
Two or More Races1,3924.13%
Some Other Race8832.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.09%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander100.03%

Kennesaw Population Pyramid 2020

Kennesaw Median Age

33.2


Total

31.1


Male

35.8


Female

Kennesaw Adults

There are 25,669 adults, (3,015 of whom are seniors) in Kennesaw.

Kennesaw Age Dependency

48.8

Age Dependency Ratio

13.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kennesaw Sex Ratio

Female

17,720

52.58%

Male

15,980

47.42%

Kennesaw Households and Families

Kennesaw Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kennesaw Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72%28%
All60.1%39.9%
Non Family53.7%46.3%
Female46.8%53.2%
Male15.7%84.3%

60.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,8072.6260.1
Married5,9803.3572
Non Family4,3791.4553.7
Female2,1102.9946.8
Male3382.5415.7

3.16

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

4.8%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kennesaw Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5372.49%
9th to 12th Grade1,2075.60%
High School Graduate4,37120.27%
Some College4,68821.74%
Associates Degree1,7728.22%
Bachelors Degree6,05728.09%
Graduate Degree2,93413.60%

Kennesaw Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,73912,1525,700
Black5,0294,7342,101
Hispanic2,2411,587502
Asian1,121915557
Other Race49729347
Multiple Races482440192
Native American3131
Islander101010

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%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,433$47,350$36,878
Less Than High School$23,074$23,904$
High School Grad$31,660$32,096$31,212
Some College$33,820$41,349$30,111
Bachelors Degree$50,965$65,616$40,672
Graduate Degree$66,237$73,694$63,670

$41,433

Average Earnings

$47,350

Average Male

$36,878

Average Female

Kennesaw Language

Kennesaw Language by Age

Kennesaw Language

81.17% of Kennesaw residents speak only English, while 18.83% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.97% of the population.

Kennesaw Poverty

Kennesaw Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,0341,90010.54%
Hispanic4,23891021.47%
Black8,3276417.70%
Other88320122.76%
Asian1,6531499.01%
Multiple1,39214810.63%

11.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.96%

Male Poverty Rate

12.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kennesaw

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kennesaw is Other, with 22.76% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kennesaw is Black, with 7.70% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.19%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.52%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.82%
High School10.91%
Some College9.13%
Bachelors or Greater3.24%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.17%
Male Unemployed22.46%
Male Employed7.40%
Female Employed6.26%

Kennesaw Income

Kennesaw Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$69,529$85,657
Families$85,153$98,801
Married Families$91,525-
Non Families$45,439$57,604

Kennesaw Marital Status

Kennesaw Marital Status

Marriage Rates

46.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

43.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kennesaw Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Kennesaw Marital Status by Race

Kennesaw Veterans

1,712

Number of Veterans

1,361

Male Veterans

351

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam681
First Gulf War468
Second Gulf War282
Korea83
World War II14
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54469
55 to 64454
65 to 74366
75+217
18 to 34206
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1826.98%
Black3465.83%
Asian1399.81%
Hispanic883.08%
2 or More192.75%
Other162.45%
Hawaiian10100.00%

$Kennesaw Veterans by Education

3.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kennesaw Employment Status

75.1%

Labor Force Participation

71.3%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kennesaw Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

37.03%

Born in Georgia

86.13%

Native Born

13.87%

Foreign Born

6.11%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

86.13% of Kennesaw residents were born in the United States, with 37.03% having been born in Georgia. 6.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202034,8363320.96%
201934,5043320.97%
201834,172-33-0.10%
201734,2053320.98%
201633,8732680.80%
201533,6059232.82%
201432,6823180.98%
201332,3648252.62%
201231,5396051.96%
201130,9342830.92%
201030,6518,9763.53%
200021,67512,7399.27%
19908,9363,8415.78%
19805,0951,5473.69%
19703,5482,0488.99%
19601,5001,1006.83%
19404001000.72%
19003000.00%