Kennett Square, PA
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Living in Kennett Square


Kennett Square is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,195 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Kennett Square is the 228th largest community in Pennsylvania. Kennett Square has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

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. 42.37% 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 (23.20%), office and administrative support (9.93%), and management occupations (8.81%).

Also of interest is that Kennett Square has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents of the borough have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.53 minutes getting to work every day.

Kennett Square is a small borough, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Kennett Square is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.94% 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 $29,334, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $117,336 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 48.06% 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 German, Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kennett Square's cultural character, accounting for 37.47% of the borough’s population.

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