Kennett, Missouri Population 2023

10,389

Kennett is a city located in Dunklin County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Dunklin County. With a 2023 population of 10,389, it is the 85th largest city in Missouri and the 4031st largest city in the United States.Kennett is currently declining at a rate of -0.40% annually and its population has decreased by -1.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,515 in 2020. Spanning over 7 miles, Kennett has a population density of 1,484 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kennett is $57,844 with a poverty rate of 27.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kennett is 38.3 years, 34.5 years for males, and 41.6 years for females.

Kennett Demographics

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

  • White: 75.83%
  • Black or African American: 18.41%
  • Two or more races: 3.62%
  • Other race: 1.61%
  • Asian: 0.29%
  • Native American: 0.25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kennett, Missouri is 10,389 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,515.

Kennett, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kennett Population by Race

Kennett Population Pyramid 2023

Kennett Median Age

38.3

Total

34.5

Male

41.6

Female

Kennett Adults

There are 7,607 adults, (1,881 of whom are seniors) in Kennett.

Kennett Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43

Child Dependency Ratio

Kennett Sex Ratio

Female5,44554.08%
Male4,62445.92%

Kennett Population by Age

Kennett Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

2.76

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

53.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kennett Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kennett Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kennett Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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 other race people with a rate of 61.70%.

Kennett Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$29,830

Average Earnings

$40,446

Average Male

$25,625

Average Female

Kennett Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kennett Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kennett Language

92.19% of Kennett residents speak only English, while 7.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.82% of the population.

Kennett Language

Kennett Poverty by Race

rate

27.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.76%

Male Poverty Rate

24.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kennett

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kennett is Other, with 336.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kennett is White, with 19.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 30.62%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.02%.

Kennett Poverty

Kennett Poverty Rate by Education

Kennett Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kennett Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kennett Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

43.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.5%

Male Marriage Rate

39.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kennett Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kennett Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kennett Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kennett Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

525

Number of Veterans

488

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

Kennett Veterans by War

Kennett Veterans by Age

count

Kennett Veterans by Race

Kennett Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.36%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kennett Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.5%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

8.1%

Unemployment Rate

Kennett Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kennett Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kennett Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

59.68%

Born in Kennett

93.66%

Native Born

2.10%

Foreign Born

1.50%

Non Citizen

0.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.66% of Kennett residents were born in the United States, with 59.68% having been born in Missouri. 1.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kennett Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Kennett Population by Year