Kennesaw, GA
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Kennesaw is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 34,344 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Kennesaw is the 28th largest community in Georgia.

Kennesaw real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Kennesaw house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Kennesaw is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kennesaw is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennesaw who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), sales jobs (12.42%), and management occupations (12.29%).

Also of interest is that Kennesaw has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One downside of living in Kennesaw is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Kennesaw, the average commute to work is 31.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The population of Kennesaw is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.96% of adults in Kennesaw have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kennesaw in 2010 was $30,105, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,420 for a family of four. However, Kennesaw contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kennesaw is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kennesaw home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kennesaw residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kennesaw also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kennesaw include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Jamaican.

In addition, Kennesaw has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.37%).

The most common language spoken in Kennesaw is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.