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Kentwood, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Kentwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Tangipahoa Parish at latitude 30.9338 and longitude -90.5152. Tangipahoa Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 210 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Kentwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kentwood, Louisiana.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kentwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Kentwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Kentwood, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,265
Population in Households 2,226
Population in Familes 1,815
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 320
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 860
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 558
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 562 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 298 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 157 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $106,798
Average Home Value $139,476


Median Household Income $23,570
Average Household Income $41,893
Per Capita Income $16,206
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.71% 0.83%
Households 0.92% 0.91%
Families 0.77% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.57%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kentwood, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kentwood to the other 473 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 184 61st
Population Density1 # 325 32nd
Diversity Index2 # 221 53rd
Median Household Income # 449 5th
Per Capita Income # 401 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Louisiana Census Data Comparison Tool.