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Kentwood, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Kentwood had a population of 2,307 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Kentwood is located at latitude 30.9338 and longitude -90.5152 in Tangipahoa Parish. 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. Tangipahoa Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 210 feet.

The Town of Kentwood (GNIS ID: 2405939) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Kentwood is located within Parish Governing Authority District 1, a minor civil division (MCD) of Tangipahoa Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kentwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Kentwood, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,307
Population in Households 2,268
Population in Familes 1,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density1 326
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 877
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 566
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,027 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 560 (54.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 316 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $74,044
Average Home Value $114,732


Median Household Income $20,744
Average Household Income $33,592
Per Capita Income $13,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.89%
Households 0.94% 1.01%
Families 0.76% 0.8%
Median Household Income   -0.83%
Per Capita Income   0.2%
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 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 183 62nd
Population Density1 # 330 31st
Diversity Index2 # 230 52nd
Median Household Income # 466 2nd
Per Capita Income # 464 2nd

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