Kennett Square, PA
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Kennett Square is a somewhat small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,167 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Kennett Square is the 228th largest community in Pennsylvania. Kennett Square has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.

When you are in Kennett Square, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.37% of Kennett Square’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. 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 (23.21%), office and administrative support (10.99%), and management occupations (6.72%).

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 18.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the borough are less than they would otherwise be.

The population of Kennett Square overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Kennett Square, 22.57% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kennett Square in 2010 was $26,336, which is upper middle income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,344 for a family of four. However, Kennett Square contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kennett Square is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Kennett Square home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kennett Square residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kennett Square also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 49.68% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kennett Square include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kennett Square's cultural character, accounting for 37.91% of the borough’s population.

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