Kensett, Arkansas Population 2024

1,426

Kensett is a city located in White County Arkansas. Kensett has a 2024 population of 1,426. Kensett is currently growing at a rate of 0.49% annually and its population has increased by 1.71% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,402 in 2020.

The average household income in Kensett is $37,013 with a poverty rate of 28.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kensett is 37.5 years, 34.9 years for males, and 39.7 years for females.

Kensett Demographics

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

  • White: 72.11%
  • Black or African American: 18.3%
  • Two or more races: 9.39%
  • Native American: 0.2%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
1.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
779.20/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.71% (24)
The current population of Kensett, Arkansas is 1,426 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,402.

Kensett, Arkansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,47472.11%
Black or African American37418.3%
Two or more races1929.39%
Native American40.2%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Kensett Population by Race

Kensett Population Pyramid 2024

Kensett Median Age

37.5

Total

34.9

Male

39.7

Female

Kensett Adults

There are 1,500 adults, (453 of whom are seniors) in Kensett.

Kensett Age Dependency

95.2

Age Dependency Ratio

43.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52

Child Dependency Ratio

Kensett Sex Ratio

Female1,01549.66%
Male1,02950.34%

Kensett Population by Age

Kensett Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7602.6944.655.4
Non Family2811.1331.768.3
Married2724.3560.339.7
Female1452.512080
Male622.8991.98.1
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3.53

Average Family Size

2.69

Average Household Size

44.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kensett Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kensett Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kensett Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 12.99%.

Kensett Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$29,131

Average Earnings

$36,063

Average Male

$23,250

Average Female

Kensett Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kensett Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kensett Language

87.55% of Kensett residents speak only English, while 12.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 12.18% of the population.

Kensett Language

Kensett Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,22035929.43%
Hispanic27518266.18%
Multiple1923116.15%
Black353277.65%
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28.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.29%

Male Poverty Rate

31.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kensett

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kensett is Hispanic, with 66.18% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kensett is Black, with 7.65% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 42.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.73%.

Kensett Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade38.59%
High School27.8%
Bachelors or Greater22.68%
Some College14.12%
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Kensett Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed60%
Male Unemployed42.86%
Male Employed17.17%
Female Employed14.62%
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Kensett Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kensett Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kensett Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

39.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.2%

Male Marriage Rate

36.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kensett Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kensett 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.

Kensett Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kensett Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

83

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

14

Female Veterans

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Kensett Veterans by War

count

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Kensett Veterans by Age

count

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Kensett Veterans by Race

Kensett Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.51%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kensett Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

46.9%

Labor Force Participation

43.4%

Employment Rate

7.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kensett Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kensett Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kensett 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

64.43%

Born in Kensett

92.56%

Native Born

7.44%

Foreign Born

6.9%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.56% of Kensett residents were born in the United States, with 64.43% having been born in Arkansas. 6.9% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kensett Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,46170.48%
20281,45470.48%
20271,44770.49%
20261,44070.49%
20251,43370.49%
20241,42670.49%
20231,41970.5%
20221,41270.5%
20211,40530.21%
20201,402-215-13.3%
20191,61710.06%
20181,616-17-1.04%
20171,633-4-0.24%
20161,637-6-0.37%
20151,64310.06%
20141,642-16-0.97%
20131,658-16-0.96%
20121,674160.97%
20111,65840.24%
20101,654
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Kensett Population by Year