Kennewick, Washington Population 2020

86,101

Kennewick is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 86,101, it is the 15th largest city in Washington and the 398th largest city in the United States. Kennewick is currently growing at a rate of 1.87% annually and its population has increased by 16.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 73,917 in 2010. Spanning over 29 miles, Kennewick has a population density of 3,137 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kennewick is $71,663 with a poverty rate of 16.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $889 per month, and the median house value is $196,100. The median age in Kennewick is 33 years, 31.8 years for males, and 34.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.5 males.

Kennewick Demographics

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

  • White: 78.77%
  • Other race: 12.01%
  • Two or more races: 4.11%
  • Asian: 2.36%
  • Black or African American: 2.08%
  • Native American: 0.59%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Kennewick, Washington is 86,101, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 82,943.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 73,917.

Kennewick, Washington Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020307,5325,6541.84%
2019301,8785,6541.87%
2018296,2245,6541.91%
2017290,5706,6032.27%
2016283,9674,8721.72%
2015279,0954,8101.72%
2014274,2853,4291.25%
2013270,8562,7361.01%
2012268,1204,6261.73%
2011263,4947,9463.02%
2010255,5480.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White63,17778.77%
Some Other Race9,63012.01%
Two or More Races3,2954.11%
Asian1,8942.36%
Black or African American1,6702.08%
American Indian and Alaska Native4710.59%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander670.08%

Kennewick Population Pyramid 2020

Kennewick Median Age

33


Total

31.8


Male

34.4


Female

Kennewick Adults

There are 57,750 adults, (10,460 of whom are seniors) in Kennewick.

Kennewick Age Dependency

69.6

Age Dependency Ratio

22.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kennewick Sex Ratio

Female

39,810

49.64%

Male

40,394

50.36%

Kennewick Households and Families

Kennewick Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kennewick Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.6%20.4%
All62.5%37.5%
Male46.5%53.5%
Non Family46.4%53.6%
Female44.2%55.8%

62.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,3642.7862.5
Married14,0023.4479.6
Non Family9,3741.346.4
Female3,5833.8644.2
Male1,4053.3846.5

3.4

Average Family Size

2.78

Average Household Size

7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kennewick Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,0746.18%
9th to 12th Grade3,1316.30%
High School Graduate13,40626.96%
Some College13,15726.46%
Associates Degree5,25910.58%
Bachelors Degree7,39414.87%
Graduate Degree4,3088.66%

Kennewick Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White36,90034,2889,820
Hispanic9,2916,290769
Other Race4,2842,574177
Asian1,5001,212586
Multiple Races1,150963240
Black816758267
Native American26123843
Islander6756

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.92%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 39.07%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,827$46,195$27,041
Less Than High School$22,482$25,243$21,256
High School Grad$27,683$35,093$21,614
Some College$36,846$50,628$29,442
Bachelors Degree$54,848$79,926$35,867
Graduate Degree$68,750$74,767$57,470

$35,827

Average Earnings

$46,195

Average Male

$27,041

Average Female

Kennewick Language

Kennewick Language by Age

Kennewick Language

73.11% of Kennewick residents speak only English, while 26.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 20.61% of the population.

Kennewick Poverty

Kennewick Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic21,0096,53631.11%
White51,4985,75511.18%
Other9,5212,65927.93%
Multiple3,23189827.79%
Black1,55449031.53%
Asian1,8941055.54%
Native4495612.47%
Islander6711.49%

16.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.52%

Male Poverty Rate

17.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kennewick

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kennewick is Black, with 31.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kennewick is Islander, with 1.49% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.95%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School27.43%
High School15.08%
Some College11.79%
Bachelors or Greater4.21%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed37.83%
Male Unemployed26.17%
Female Employed9.54%
Male Employed8.20%

Kennewick Income

Kennewick Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$56,132$71,663
Families$66,615$82,790
Married Families$81,383-
Non Families$32,372$45,592

Kennewick Marital Status

Kennewick Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.3%

Male Marriage Rate

48.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Kennewick Married by Age and Sex

Kennewick 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 55-64.

Kennewick Marital Status by Race

Kennewick Veterans

4,791

Number of Veterans

4,205

Male Veterans

586

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,682
First Gulf War995
Second Gulf War775
Korea257
World War II224
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5949.70%
Hispanic840.69%
Black736.77%
2 or More493.09%
Other420.75%
Indian246.03%
Hawaiian913.43%

$Kennewick Veterans by Education

6.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.07%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kennewick Employment Status

60.5%

Labor Force Participation

57.1%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kennewick 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

52.79%

Born in Washington

87.04%

Native Born

12.96%

Foreign Born

9.26%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

87.04% of Kennewick residents were born in the United States, with 52.79% having been born in Washington. 9.26% 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
202086,1011,5791.87%
201984,5221,5791.90%
201882,9431,2111.48%
201781,7321,5791.97%
201680,1531,3811.75%
201578,7721,4061.82%
201477,3667681.00%
201376,5986570.87%
201275,9413550.47%
201175,5861,1381.53%
201074,44819,7553.13%
200054,69312,5382.64%
199042,1557,7582.05%
198034,39719,1858.50%
197015,2129680.66%
196014,2444,1383.49%
195010,1068,20618.19%
19401,9000.00%