Kenner, LA

Census Place

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2022 Population
65,785
0.943% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.4
1.59% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.7%
5.65% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,557
3.66% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$229,000
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
32,363
0.198% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kenner, LA had a population of 65.8k people with a median age of 38.4 and a median household income of $60,557. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kenner, LA declined from 66,411 to 65,785, a −0.943% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,419 to $60,557, a 3.66% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kenner, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (47.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.9%), White (Hispanic) (11.3%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7.75%), and Other (Hispanic) (5.96%).

None of the households in Kenner, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

89% of the residents in Kenner, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kenner, LA are Herzing University-New Orleans (433536) (122 degrees awarded in 2022), John Jay Beauty College-Kenner Campus (79 degrees), and Healthcare Training Institute (481465) (48 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kenner, LA was $229,000, and the homeownership rate was 60.3%.

Most people in Kenner, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Kenner, LA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kenner, LA is home to a population of 65.8k people, from which 89% are citizens. As of 2022, 19.3% of Kenner, LA residents were born outside of the country (12.7k people).

In 2022, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.1k people) in Kenner, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.41k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

89%
2022 Citizenship
89.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 89% of Kenner, LA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kenner, LA was 89.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kenner, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    31.1k ± 1.76k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.8k ± 1.28k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.41k ± 1.28k
25.5%
Hispanic Population
16.8k people

In 2022, there were 2.63 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (31.1k people) in Kenner, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.41k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.5% of the people in Kenner, LA are hispanic (16.8k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    36,279 ± 4,658 people
  2. Mexico
    23,092 ± 3,722 people
  3. Vietnam
    18,064 ± 3,293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Louisiana was Honduras, the natal country of 36,279 Louisiana residents, followed by Mexico with 23,092 and Vietnam with 18,064.

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Foreign-Born Population

19.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
12.7k people
19.7%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
13.1k people

As of 2022, 19.3% of Kenner, LA residents (12.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kenner, LA was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,108 ± 255
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    522 ± 172
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    285 ± 121

Kenner, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kenner, LA employs 32.4k people. The largest industries in Kenner, LA are Construction (4,141 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,908 people), and Retail Trade (3,476 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($110,060), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($101,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,306).

Males in Louisiana have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,789. The income inequality in Louisiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

32.4k
2022 Value
± 1,613
0.198%
1 Year growth
± 7.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kenner, LA grew at a rate of 0.198%, from 32.3k employees to 32.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kenner, LA, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,851 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,519 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,395 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kenner, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

32.4k
2022 Value
± 1,613
0.198%
1 Year growth
± 7.13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kenner, LA grew at a rate of 0.198%, from 32.3k employees to 32.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kenner, LA, are Construction (4,141 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,908 people), and Retail Trade (3,476 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kenner, LA, though some of these residents may live in Kenner, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$47,558
Median earning men ± $4,520
$34,356
Median earning women ± $2,045

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($102,115), Public Administration ($85,236), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,692).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($170,239), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,949), and Information ($46,625).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Louisiana.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Louisiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kenner, LA awarded 249 degrees. The student population of Kenner, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 41 male students and 510 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kenner, LA are Black or African American (129 and 51.8%), followed by White (85 and 34.1%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 7.63%), and Unknown (8 and 3.21%).

The largest universities in Kenner, LA by number of degrees awarded are Herzing University-New Orleans (433536) (122 and 49%), John Jay Beauty College-Kenner Campus (79 and 31.7%), and Healthcare Training Institute (481465) (48 and 19.3%).

The most popular majors in Kenner, LA are Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (62 and 24.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (28 and 11.2%), and Surgical Technologist (26 and 10.4%).

The median tuition cost in Kenner, LA for private four year colleges is $11,820.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kenner, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 95%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 68.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 551 (7.44% men and 92.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 551 students enrolled in Kenner, LA, 7.44% men and 92.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 333 records, of which 93.7% were women and 6.31% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 26 degrees awarded
  2. 15 degrees awarded
  3. 9 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kenner, LA was Surgical Technologist with 26 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 122 degrees awarded
  2. 79 degrees awarded
  3. 48 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Herzing University-New Orleans (433536) with 122 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 17 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kenner, LA, which is 0.0733 times less than the 232 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 129 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 85 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($11,820) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($930) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.03% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.811% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Some college (811k), and Secondary Education (604k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kenner, LA was $229,000 in 2022, which is 0.812 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $196,300 to $229,000, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Kenner, LA is 60.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kenner, LA have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kenner, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kenner, LA is $60,557. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kenner, LA was Census Tract 205.14 with a value of $132,300, followed by Census Tract 205.06 and Census Tract 205.17, with respective values of $85,852 and $85,536.

Property

$229,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,641
$15,790
Median Property Taxes
±$998

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Rent vs Own

60.3%
Homeownership
2022
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.3% of the housing units in Kenner, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 205.14
  2. Census Tract 205.06
  3. Census Tract 205.17

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kenner, LA was Census Tract 205.14 with a value of $132,300, followed by Census Tract 205.06 and Census Tract 205.17, with respective values of $85,852 and $85,536.

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Household Income

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$60,557
Median Household Income
± $3,501
26.2k
Number of Households
± 1,457

In 2022, the median household income of the 26.2k households in Kenner, LA grew to $60,557 from the previous year's value of $58,419.

The following chart displays the households in Kenner, LA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kenner, LA is from Louisiana.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Louisiana
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Louisiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Louisiana was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.313% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Louisiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Louisiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (79.5%)
  2. Carpooled (12.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.81%)

In 2022, 79.5% of workers in Kenner, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.4%) and those who worked at home (3.81%).

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kenner, LA have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Kenner, LA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

14.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kenner, LA (9.59k out of 65.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kenner, LA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

86.8% of the population of Kenner, LA has health coverage, with 36.6% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 10.1% on non-group plans, and 1.27% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jefferson Parish, LA see 1022 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1066 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1188 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 345 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,022 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson Parish, LA

Primary care physicians in Jefferson Parish, LA see an average of 1,022 patients per year. This represents a 4.13% decrease from the previous year (1,066 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jefferson Parish, LA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.3% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.6% were men and 55.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.2%
Uninsured
36.6%
Employer Coverage
25.8%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
10.1%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kenner, LA grew by 12.9% from 11.7% to 13.2%.

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