Kentwood, LA

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Living in Kentwood

Kentwood is a very small town located in the state of Louisiana. With a population of 2,436 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%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Kentwood has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Kentwood a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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.

As is often the case in a small town, Kentwood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Kentwood ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.32% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

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.

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