Kennett, MO

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Population

10,271

2.18% decline

Median Age

42.1


Median Household Income

$30,973

4.75% growth

Poverty Rate

29.7%


Number of Employees

3,971

2.21% growth

Median Property Value

$94,100

0.427% growth

About

In 2017, Kennett, MO had a population of 10.3k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $30,973. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kennett, MO declined from 10,500 to 10,271, a -2.18% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,569 to $30,973, a 4.75% increase.

The population of Kennett, MO is 77.4% White Alone, 12.4% Black or African American Alone, and 6.52% Hispanic or Latino. 3.37% of the people in Kennett, MO speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Kennett, MO is $94,100, and the homeownership rate is 57.7%. Most people in Kennett, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Kennett, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kennett, MO employs 3.97k people. The largest industries in Kennett, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (828 people), Manufacturing (603 people), and Educational Services (456 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,000), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($51,574), and Manufacturing ($46,953).

Median household income in Kennett, MO is $30,973. Males in Kennett, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Kennett, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$30,973

2017 value

± $2,870

4.75%

1 Year Growth

± 13.3%

Households in Kennett, MO have a median annual income of $30,973, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $29,569 in 2016, which represents a 4.75% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kennett, MO made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kennett, MO workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kennett, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 3609

  2. Census Tract 3607

  3. Census Tract 3604

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kennett, MO was Census Tract 3609 with a value of $46,125, followed by Census Tract 3607 and Census Tract 3604, with respective values of $42,979 and $33,866.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

29.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kennett, MO (2.93k out of 9.88k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,255 ± 300

  2. Hispanic

    474 ± 134

  3. Black

    326 ± 130

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kennett, MO is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.97k

2017 Value

± 380

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kennett, MO grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 3.89k employees to 3.97k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kennett, MO, are Production Occupations (559 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (445 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (426 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kennett, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kennett, MO, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (559 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (445 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (426 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kennett, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.11 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (3.56 times), and Production Occupations (2.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kennett, MO, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,250), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($61,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($59,901).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.97k

2017 Value

± 380

2.21%

1 Year growth

± 13.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kennett, MO grew at a rate of 2.21%, from 3.89k employees to 3.97k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kennett, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (828 people), Manufacturing (603 people), and Educational Services (456 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kennett, MO, though some of these residents may live in Kennett, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kennett, MO, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (828 people), Manufacturing (603 people), and Educational Services (456 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kennett, MO has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.36 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.5 times), and Manufacturing (1.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kennett, MO, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,000), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($51,574), and Manufacturing ($46,953).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $24B and Mixed freight and $22.8B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.8% of the population of Kennett, MO has health coverage, with 33.8% on employee plans, 24.9% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 12% on non-group plans, and 2.63% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Kennett, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Kennett, MO see 1418 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1417 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1806 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 588 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,418 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,418 patients per year. This represents a 0.0706% increase from the previous year (1,417 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.2%

Uninsured

33.8%

Employer Coverage

24.9%

Medicaid

12.5%

Medicare

12%

Non-Group

2.63%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kennett, MO declined by 5.78% from 15.1% to 14.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kennett, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Kennett, MO is home to a population of 10.3k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.6% of Kennett, MO residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Kennett, MO is composed of 7.95k White Alone residents (77.4%), 1.27k Black or African American Alone residents (12.4%), 670 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.52%), 268 Two or More Races residents (2.61%), 100 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.974%), 14 Asian Alone residents (0.136%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kennett, MO are Spanish or Spanish Creole (287 speakers), Other Indo-European Languages (21 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (8 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.3

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kennett, MO was 42.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Kennett, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kennett, MO residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.6% of Kennett, MO residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kennett, MO was 1.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kennett, MO was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Kennett, MO residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Kennett, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kennett, MO was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    7.95k ± 437

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.27k ± 210

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    670 ± 321

In 2017, there were 6.26 times more White Alone residents (7.95k people) in Kennett, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.27k Black or African American Alone and 670 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kennett, MO as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    287 speakers (2.94%)

  2. Other Indo-European Languages

    21 speakers (0.215%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    8 speakers (0.0819%)

3.37% of Kennett, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Kennett, MO was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.94% of the overall population of Kennett, MO are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.215% speak Other Indo-European Languages and 0.0819% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    228 ± 75

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    96 ± 55

  3. Korea

    46 ± 30

Kennett, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kennett, MO was $94,100 in 2017, which is 0.432 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $93,700 to $94,100, a 0.427% increase. The homeownership rate in Kennett, MO is 57.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kennett, MO have an average commute time of 17.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kennett, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$30,973

Median Household Income

± $2,870

4.47k

Number of Households

± 400

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.47k households in Kennett, MO grew to $30,973 from the previous year's value of $29,569.

The following chart displays the households in Kennett, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$94,100

2017 Median

± $6,355

$93,700

2016 Median

± $5,461

In 2017, the median property value in Kennett, MO grew to to $94,100 from the previous year's value of $93,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kennett, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kennett, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kennett, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kennett, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.7%

2017 Homeownership

56.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.7% of the housing units in Kennett, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kennett, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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Commute Time

17.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kennett, MO have a shorter commute time (17.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.89% of the workforce in Kennett, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.5%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Walked

    3.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kennett, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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