Kentwood is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,145 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kentwood is the 153rd largest community in Louisiana.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kentwood is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.26% of the Kentwood workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kentwood is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kentwood who work in maintenance occupations (11.76%), management occupations (11.63%), and sales jobs (9.58%).
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Kentwood has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Kentwood has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Kentwood than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Kentwood may be for you.
One downside of living in Kentwood, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.68 minutes every day commuting to work.
Kentwood is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Kentwood has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 5.32% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kentwood in 2018 was $20,903, which is middle income relative to Louisiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,612 for a family of four. However, Kentwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kentwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.16% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Kentwood is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Kentwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kentwood residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Kentwood include English, Irish, German, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Kentwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.