Kennett Square, PA
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Kennett Square is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,160 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Kennett Square is the 228th largest community in Pennsylvania. Much of the housing stock in Kennett Square was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.

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

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kennett Square is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 47.09% of the Kennett Square workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Kennett Square is a borough of farmers, fishers, or foresters, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennett Square who work in farm management occupations (25.98%), office and administrative support (10.75%), and management occupations (7.17%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Kennett Square spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.52 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.

Despite being a small borough, Kennett Square has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Kennett Square is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.62% of adults 25 and older in the borough have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kennett Square in 2010 was $26,683, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,732 for a family of four. However, Kennett Square contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kennett Square is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Kennett Square home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Kennett Square, accounting for 48.90% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Kennett Square residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kennett Square include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kennett Square's cultural character, accounting for 37.66% of the borough’s population.

The most common language spoken in Kennett Square is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.