Kennett is a somewhat small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 10,662 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Kennett is the 71st largest community in Missouri.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kennett is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kennett is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennett who work in office and administrative support (11.30%), sales jobs (11.02%), and teaching (7.38%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Kennett spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.48 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Kennett does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Kennett rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.87% of adults 25 and older in Kennett have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Kennett in 2010 was $19,262, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,048 for a family of four. However, Kennett contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Kennett also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.46% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Kennett is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kennett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kennett residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kennett include German, English, Dutch, and French .
The most common language spoken in Kennett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.