Kentwood is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,340 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Kentwood is the 153rd largest community in Louisiana.
Kentwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kentwood is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kentwood who work in sales jobs (17.24%), office and administrative support (14.83%), and personal care services (10.34%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kentwood is worth considering.
Kentwood, even though it is a small town, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, town who have a need for low-cost transportation.
In Kentwood, just 7.15% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kentwood in 2010 was $11,722, which is low income relative to Louisiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $46,888 for a family of four. Kentwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 47.89% 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 Irish, French , German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Kentwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.