Kennewick, WA
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Kennewick is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 78,896 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Kennewick is the 13th largest community in Washington.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kennewick is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kennewick is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kennewick who work in office and administrative support (13.97%), sales jobs (10.62%), and management occupations (7.62%).

The education level of Kennewick citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.52% of adults in Kennewick have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Kennewick in 2010 was $24,435, which is middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $97,740 for a family of four. However, Kennewick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kennewick is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kennewick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kennewick residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kennewick also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 24.54% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kennewick include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Kennewick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Serbo-Croatian.