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Kentwood, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Kentwood had a population of 2,306 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Kentwood, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,306
Daytime Population: Workers 1,017
Daytime Population: Residents 1,677
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,694
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.17
Population in Households 2,267
Population in Familes 1,842
Population in Group Qrtrs 39
Population Density2 326
Diversity Index3 47


Median Household Income $20,473
Average Household Income $33,940
Per Capita Income $13,699


Total Housing Units 1,022 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 562 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 312 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 (14.5%)
Median Home Value $79,620
Average Home Value $123,488


Total Households 874
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 562
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.66% 0.82%
Households 0.77% 0.9%
Families 0.55% 0.7%
Median Household Income   -0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.18%

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, 2017 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 # 185 61st
Population Density # 330 31st
Diversity Index # 239 50th
Median Household Income # 468 1st
Per Capita Income # 465 2nd

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