Kenner, LA

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Living in Kenner

Kenner is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 67,089 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Kenner is the seventh largest community in Louisiana.

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

Unlike some cities, Kenner isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kenner are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kenner is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenner who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), sales jobs (11.45%), and management occupations (8.52%).

For the size of the city, public transportation in Kenner is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Kenner, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Kenner are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.30% of adults in Kenner having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kenner in 2010 was $26,900, which is wealthy relative to Louisiana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,600 for a family of four. However, Kenner contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kenner is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kenner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenner residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kenner also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kenner include German, Italian, Irish, and English.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kenner's cultural character, accounting for 17.85% of the city’s population.

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