Kennesaw, GA

Kennesaw profile

Living in Kennesaw

Kennesaw is a medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 33,036 people and 24 constituent neighborhoods, Kennesaw is the 34th 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 85.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kennesaw is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennesaw who work in office and administrative support (12.54%), management occupations (11.98%), and sales jobs (11.63%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.75% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 33.78 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Kennesaw are among the most well-educated in the nation: 44.82% of adults in Kennesaw have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kennesaw in 2018 was $35,220, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $140,880 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 15.92% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kennesaw include German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kennesaw's cultural character, accounting for 16.17% of the city’s population.

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