Kennewick, WA

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2022 Population
83,823
0.892% 1-year growth
US Senator
Patty Murray
Democratic Party
US Senator
Maria Cantwell
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
35.2
0.283% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.7%
2.25% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,429
9.95% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$318,400
21.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,572
2.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kennewick, WA had a population of 83.8k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $70,429. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kennewick, WA grew from 83,082 to 83,823, a 0.892% increase and its median household income grew from $64,053 to $70,429, a 9.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kennewick, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.3%), Other (Hispanic) (11.9%), White (Hispanic) (9.97%), Two+ (Hispanic) (6.73%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.05%).

None of the households in Kennewick, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.9% of the residents in Kennewick, WA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kennewick, WA are Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology (66 degrees awarded in 2022) and Pacific Northwest Christian College (11 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kennewick, WA was $318,400, and the homeownership rate was 62.9%.

Most people in Kennewick, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kennewick, WA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Kennewick, WA is home to a population of 83.8k people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 13.8% of Kennewick, WA residents were born outside of the country (11.6k people).

In 2022, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Kennewick, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.99k Other (Hispanic) and 8.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.9%
2022 Citizenship
91.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.9% of Kennewick, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kennewick, WA was 91.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kennewick, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.3k ± 1.44k
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    9.99k ± 1.21k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    8.36k ± 1.23k
29.3%
Hispanic Population
24.6k people

In 2022, there were 5.23 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Kennewick, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.99k Other (Hispanic) and 8.36k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.3% of the people in Kennewick, WA are hispanic (24.6k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    244,390 ± 11,943 people
  2. India
    101,527 ± 7,771 people
  3. China
    86,360 ± 7,174 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 244,390 Washington residents, followed by India with 101,527 and China with 86,360.

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Foreign-Born Population

13.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people
13.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.6k people

As of 2022, 13.8% of Kennewick, WA residents (11.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kennewick, WA was 13.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,718 ± 340
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,035 ± 350
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    713 ± 219

Kennewick, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kennewick, WA employs 37.6k people. The largest industries in Kennewick, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,047 people), Retail Trade (4,963 people), and Construction (3,350 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($104,792), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,197), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,250).

Males in Washington have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $73,054. The income inequality in Washington (measured using the Gini index) is 0.47, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.6k
2022 Value
± 1,761
2.8%
1 Year growth
± 6.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennewick, WA grew at a rate of 2.8%, from 36.5k employees to 37.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kennewick, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,218 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,732 people), and Management Occupations (3,024 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kennewick, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.6k
2022 Value
± 1,761
2.8%
1 Year growth
± 6.61%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kennewick, WA grew at a rate of 2.8%, from 36.5k employees to 37.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kennewick, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,047 people), Retail Trade (4,963 people), and Construction (3,350 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kennewick, WA, though some of these residents may live in Kennewick, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,601
Median earning men ± $3,125
$36,334
Median earning women ± $3,195

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($95,243), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($79,019), and Information ($75,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,465), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,616), and Public Administration ($46,691).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.62%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.58M people employed in Washington. This represents a 3.62% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.3%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Washington.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing the state of Washington. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Washington

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Patty Murray
Senator from Washington3
Assumed office on January 3, 1993
Maria Cantwell
Senator from Washington1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001

Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are the senators currently representing Washington.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Washington over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Washington

Washington is currently represented by 10 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Washington have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kennewick, WA awarded 77 degrees. The student population of Kennewick, WA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 12 male students and 31 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kennewick, WA are Hispanic or Latino (39 and 50.6%), followed by White (29 and 37.7%), Asian (6 and 7.79%), and Two or More Races (2 and 2.6%).

The largest universities in Kennewick, WA by number of degrees awarded are Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology (66 and 85.7%) and Pacific Northwest Christian College (11 and 14.3%).

The most popular majors in Kennewick, WA are Massage Therapy (20 and 26%), Master Aesthetician (19 and 24.7%), and General Cosmetology (12 and 15.6%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 43 students enrolled in Kennewick, WA, 27.9% men and 72.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25 records, of which 76% were women and 24% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 9 degrees awarded
  2. 19 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Kennewick, WA was Barbering with 9 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Kennewick, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 66 degrees awarded
  2. 11 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology with 66 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 20 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kennewick, WA, which is 0.351 times less than the 57 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 39 degrees mean that there were 1.34 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($11,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($175) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($375) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kennewick, WA was $318,400 in 2022, which is 1.13 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $262,400 to $318,400, a 21.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Kennewick, WA is 62.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kennewick, WA have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kennewick, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kennewick, WA is $70,429. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kennewick, WA was Census Tract 114.02 with a value of $95,083, followed by Census Tract 115.04 and Census Tract 108.09, with respective values of $89,886 and $83,558.

Property

$318,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,195
$19,268
Median Property Taxes
±$1,117

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kennewick, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kennewick, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.9%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.9% of the housing units in Kennewick, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 114.02
  2. Census Tract 115.04
  3. Census Tract 108.09

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kennewick, WA was Census Tract 114.02 with a value of $95,083, followed by Census Tract 115.04 and Census Tract 108.09, with respective values of $89,886 and $83,558.

The following map shows all of the places in Kennewick, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$70,429
Median Household Income
± $2,400
30.7k
Number of Households
± 1,548

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.7k households in Kennewick, WA grew to $70,429 from the previous year's value of $64,053.

The following chart displays the households in Kennewick, WA 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kennewick, WA is from Washington.
0.47
2022 Wage GINI in Washington
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Washington

In 2022, the income inequality in Washington was 0.47 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.285% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Washington was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Washington in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (12.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.21%)

In 2022, 77.8% of workers in Kennewick, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.2%) and those who worked at home (7.21%).

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kennewick, WA have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Kennewick, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kennewick, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kennewick, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kennewick, WA (11.4k out of 82.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kennewick, WA is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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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Health

91% of the population of Kennewick, WA has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.745% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Benton County, WA see 1400 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (1432 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1404 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 329 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,400 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Benton County, WA

Primary care physicians in Benton County, WA see an average of 1,400 patients per year. This represents a 2.23% decrease from the previous year (1,432 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Benton County, WA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.4% under 18 years, 22.5% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

9%
Uninsured
43.9%
Employer Coverage
24.4%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
0.745%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kennewick, WA grew by 4.62% from 8.61% to 9%.

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

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