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Population (year 2000): 54,693. Estimated population in July 2005: 60,997 (+11.5% change)
Males: 27,109 (49.6%), Females: 27,584 (50.4%)

Benton County

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Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $41,213 (year 2000)
Median house value: $113,500 (year 2000)

Kennewick, WA residents, houses, and apartments details

Races in Kennewick:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.1%)
  • Hispanic (15.5%)
  • Other race (9.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Black (1.1%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (19.7%), English (11.8%), Irish (11.5%), United States (6.8%), Norwegian (4.8%), French (3.8%).

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Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 22.9 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in Kennewick

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kennewick city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

9.7% Foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +11,599 (+26.9%).




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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WA Seattle, (239.2 miles www.HomeGain.com )

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Angeles, CA Los (839.8 miles pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Pasco, WA (3.8 miles West WA (4.2 miles Highland, WA Pasco, (4.2 miles WA (7.3 miles Finley, WA Richland, (9.9 miles WA (10.9 miles Burbank, Richland, WA (14.7 miles West Wallula, WA (19.2 miles) .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 168 buildings, average cost: $103,300
  • 1997: 173 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 1998: 198 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 1999: 277 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2000: 267 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2001: 331 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 403 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2003: 328 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2004: 384 buildings, average cost: $162,600

Latitude: 46.20 N, Longitude: 119.16 W

Area code: 509


Kennewick, Washington business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (18.6%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (16.4%), Retail trade (13.7%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,691 (-3.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,901 (46.7%)


 

Crime in Kennewick by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 1 2 3 4
    per 100,000 1.8 1.8 1.8 3.7 5.5 7.3
Rapes 28 26 22 22 23 30
    per 100,000 51.2 47.5 40.2 40.2 42.1 54.9
Robberies 37 38 44 39 32 41
    per 100,000 67.7 69.5 80.4 71.3 58.5 75.0
Assaults 116 127 145 115 150 143
    per 100,000 212.1 232.2 265.1 210.3 274.3 261.5
Burglaries 446 433 408 463 495 621
    per 100,000 815.5 791.7 746.0 846.5 905.1 1135.4
Thefts 2,377 2,190 2,374 1,962 2,090 2,365
    per 100,000 4346.1 4004.2 4340.6 3587.3 3821.3 4324.1
Auto thefts 151 193 233 248 146 204
    per 100,000 276.1 352.9 426.0 453.4 266.9 373.0
338.0 331.9 355.0 322.2 332.3 386.3


Average climate in Kennewick, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Birthplace of: Jeremy Bonderman - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Oct 28, 1982), Damon Lusk - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 18, 1977), Britt Hall - College football player (Boise State Broncos).


Hospital/medical center in Kennewick:
  • KENNEWICK GENERAL HOSPITAL (900 SOUTH AUBURN ST/PO BOX 6128)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kennewick:
  • LOURDES MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; PASCO, WA)
  • KADLEC MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; RICHLAND, WA)
  • LOURDES COUNSELING CENTER (about 10 miles; RICHLAND, WA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kennewick:
  • TRI-CITIES (about 5 miles; PASCO, WA; ID: PSC)
  • EASTERN OREGON REGIONAL AT PENDLETON (about 43 miles; PENDLETON, OR; ID: PDT)
  • WALLA WALLA REGIONAL (about 62 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; ID: ALW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kennewick:
  • VISTA FIELD (about 3 miles; KENNEWICK, WA; ID: S98)
  • RICHLAND (about 12 miles; RICHLAND, WA; ID: RLD)
  • HERMISTON MUNI (about 28 miles; HERMISTON, OR; ID: HRI)

Amtrak stations near Kennewick:
  • 6 miles: PASCO (CLARK & TACOMA STS.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: RICHLAND (DENNY'S REST., G. WASH. WAY AT WILLIAMS) - Bus Station. Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.
  • 15 miles: WEST RICHLAND (GENIE TOURS BUS STOP, 4083 W. VAN GIESEN) - Bus Station

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 33 $159,278 $57,919 9 $12,872
Other and Unallocable 12 $50,616 $50,616 1 $1,540
Water Supply 22 $91,184 $49,736 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1 $5,392 $64,704 1 $2,476
Parks and Recreation 28 $114,522 $49,080 55 $31,508
Sewerage 16 $66,982 $50,236 0 $0
Fire - Other 3 $12,354 $49,416 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 3 $13,866 $55,464 0 $0
Streets and Highways 38 $175,194 $55,324 1 $288
Firefighters 74 $397,632 $64,480 0 $0
Police - Other 14 $50,402 $43,201 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 90 $434,334 $57,911 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 5 $29,104 $69,849 0 $0
Other Government Administration 17 $92,604 $65,367 10 $11,960
Totals for Government 356 $1,693,464 $57,083 77 $60,644


Colleges/Universities in Kennewick:
  • TRI CITY SCHOOL OF MASSAGE (Location: 26 THIRD AVE E; Private, for-profit)
  • GOVAN BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 622 W. KENNEWICK AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kennewick:
  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 7 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; LA GRANDE, OR; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 103 miles; YAKIMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,906)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 110 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; FT enrollment: 7,420)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 117 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; FT enrollment: 2,074)
Public high schools in Kennewick:
  • KENNEWICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,644; Location: 500 SOUTH DAYTON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,441; Location: 3320 SOUTH UNION LOOP; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • KAMIAKIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,386; Location: 600 NORTH ARTHUR STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • TRI CITY AREA VOC SKILLS CENTER (Students: 455; Location: 5929 WEST METALINE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • RIVER VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 36509 S LEMON DR; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • BENTON/FRANKLIN JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER (Students: 48; Location: 5606 WEST CANAL DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kennewick:
  • DESERT HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 933; Location: 6011 WEST 10TH PLACE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HORSE HEAVEN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 884; Location: 3500 SOUTH VANCOUVER STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 836; Location: 1011 WEST 10TH AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 836; Location: 425 SOUTH TWEEDT STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SUNSET VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 711 NORTH CENTER PARKWAY; Grades: KG - 05)
  • SOUTHGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 3121 WEST 19TH AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 105 WEST 21ST AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EASTGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 910 EAST 10TH AVEBUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CASCADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 505 SOUTH HIGHLAND DRIVE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 1701 NORTH YOUNG STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Kennewick:
  • ST JOSEPHS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 901 W 4TH AVENUE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 1409 S GARFIELD STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Kennewick:
  • MID-COLUMBIA (Operating income: $4,423,781; Location: 405 S. DAYTON; 476,519 books; 8,185 audio materials; 16,269 video materials; 669 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Kennewick: Tri-City Golf Course (A), Tri-Cities Center (B), The Highlands Center (C), Columbia Square (D), Kennewick Plaza (E), Midtown Plaza (F), Tri Cities Vocational Center (G). their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Columbia Shopping Center (1). its location on the map

Cemeteries: Riverview Heights Cemetery (1), Desert Lawn Memorial Park (2). their locations on the map

Parks in Kennewick include: Sanders Field (1), Layton Park (2), John Day Park (3), Lawrence Scott Park (4), Hatfield Park (5), Fruitland Park (6), Keewaydin Park (7), Underwood Park (8). their locations on the map


Kennewick compared to Washington state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Kennewick:
  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KALE (960 AM; 5 kW; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTCR (1340 AM; 1 kW; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOHU (1360 AM; 4 kW; HERMISTON, OR; Owner: WESTEND RADIO, LLC)
  • KLWJ (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; UMATILLA, OR; Owner: UMATILLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZXR (1310 AM; 5 kW; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)
  • KGA (1510 AM; 50 kW; SPOKANE, WA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KUJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kennewick:
  • KIOK (94.9 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXRX (97.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KONA-FM (105.3 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEYW (98.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K261CG (100.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST CHICANO RADIO NETWORK)
  • KFAE-FM (89.1 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KORD-FM (102.7 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGX (106.5 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KGDN (101.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: WEST PASCO FINE ARTS RADIO)
  • KOLU (90.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: RIVERVIEW BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • KBLD (91.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KGSG (93.7 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: GOSPEL MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K204CZ (88.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUJ-FM (99.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KOLW (97.9 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCV (88.1 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: KENNEWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 17)
  • KMNA (101.7 FM; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KZLN-FM (97.5 FM; OTHELLO, WA; Owner: WHEELER BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Kennewick:
  • KEPR-TV (Channel 19; PASCO, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - WASHINGTON TV, L.L.C.)
  • KNDU (Channel 25; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KVEW (Channel 42; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: APPLE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNW (Channel 31; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBWU-LP (Channel 66; RICHLAND, ET AL, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRLB-LP (Channel 49; RICHLAND, ETC., WA; Owner: RADIANT LIGHT BROADCASTING)
  • KVVK-CA (Channel 60; KENNEWICK, ETC., WA; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • K54DU (Channel 54; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K62EM (Channel 62; KENNEWICK & PASCO, WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • K76CQ (Channel 76; PASCO, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSIGTY)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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