61.5 F
Kennedale
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

What can the census tell us about ourselves?

Related Articles

It has been 10 years since we did our last nationwide census. In the intervening years, estimates have been made from that census to draw a picture of us or those who call Kennedale home.

What can we learn about who we are from the latest estimates?

The following is a short description followed by a more detailed account. Once the new census data for 2020 is tabulated it will be interesting to see how we have changed. Note: The information below is according to estimates from 2019 or the time period 2014-2018. You can still complete the census – deadline Monday, October 5, 2020. Go online now

The short version of who we are …

In summary, there is a lot of us per square mile but not as much as in the county. We are younger, wealthier, own our homes, and spend more time in the car going to work. Our families are larger than average. We are mostly white but with a large Hispanic population followed by African American/Black. We speak English at home for the most part. Just over 10% of us are foreign-born. Over 80% of us graduated from high school and we are approaching a third having a college degree or higher.

Some actual numbers (numbers from 2019 or 2014-18)

  • There are 8,645 people living in 6.61 square miles or 1,023.6 people per square mile. For Tarrant County, it is 2,094.7 people per square mile and across the US it is 87.4 per.
  • The average household is 2.93 people compared to 2.63 per in the nation.
  • 14.8% of the people in Kennedale are 65 and over while 26.1% are 18 years or younger.
  • In diversity, 63.6% (60%) are white alone while 5.6% (13.4%) are black or African American, 21.7 (18.5%) Hispanic, 6.7% (5.9%) Asian alone, 2.9% (2.8%) are two or more races, and less than 1% (1.5%) are American Indian/Pacific Islander. Note: Numbers in parentheses are national figures.
  • We travel an average of 30.2 minutes to work. Sixty-six percent of us are employed in civilian jobs with more women than men (58.7%).
  • Our average household annual income in 2018 was $75,000 compared to $60,000 for the United States.
  • Persons living in poverty are 6.1% compared to 12.1% for Tarrant and 10.5% for the nation.
  • Those citizens under 65 living in the city without health insurance accounted for 19.75% compared to 9.5% in the United States.
  • Approximately 5.2% under 65 are disabled.
  • Education-wise, 84% hold a high school diploma or higher while 28.2% have a college or higher degree. In 2018, 92.6% of us had a computer in the home and 87.1 had internet connection. This was higher than the national rate.

Data details – city county and nation …

Below are the actual figures listed on the US Census data site. It shows the actual figures for Kennedale, Tarrant County, and the United States. For a complete view of the data see table

Populations (2019)

  • Kennedale 8,645
  • Tarrant County 2,102,515
  • United States 328,239,523

Population % change from 2010 to 2019

  • Kennedale 28.2%
  • Tarrant County 16.1%
  • United States 6.3%

Age and Sex (2019) …

Under 5

  • Kennedale 7.7%
  • Tarrant County 6.8%
  • United States 6.0%

Under 18

  • Kennedale 26.1%
  • Tarrant County 26%
  • United States 22.3%

65 and over

  • Kennedale 14.8%
  • Tarrant County 11.6%
  • United States 16.5%

Female population

  • Kennedale 51.9%
  • Tarrant County 51.1%
  • United States 50.8%

Race and Hispanic Origin (2019) …

Black or African American

  • Kennedale 5.6%
  • Tarrant County 17.9
  • United States 13.4%

American Indian and Alaska Native

  • Kennedale 0.1%
  • Tarrant County 0.9%
  • United States 1.3%

Asian Alone

  • Kennedale 6.7%
  • Tarrant County 5.8%
  • United States 5.9.2%

Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander

  • Kennedale 0.2%
  • Tarrant County 0.3%
  • United States 0.2%

Two or more Races

  • Kennedale 2.9%
  • Tarrant County 2.6%
  • United States 2.8%

Hispanic or Latino

  • Kennedale 21.8%
  • Tarrant County 29.5%
  • United States 18.5%

White Alone – not Hispanic or Latino

  • Kennedale 63.8%
  • Tarrant County 45.6%
  • United States 60.1%

Population Characteristics (2014-2018)

Veterans

  • Kennedale 456
  • Tarrant County 109,182
  • United States 18,611,432

Foreign born persons

  • Kennedale 11.9%
  • Tarrant County 16.o%
  • United States 13.5%

Housing (2014-2018)

Owner-occupied housing rate

  • Kennedale 74.1%
  • Tarrant County 60.5%
  • United States 63.8%

Median value of housing (2014-2018)

  • Kennedale $192,200
  • Tarrant County $170,300
  • United States $204,900
  • Note: Zillow has the median market rate for homes in Kennedale at $281,136, which is a 7.1% increase over the prior year

Median monthly cost with mortgage (2014-2018)

  • Kennedale $1,845 (with inflation today = $1923.21)
  • Tarrant County $1,596
  • United States $1,558

Median gross rent

  • Kennedale $958
  • Tarrant County $1,049
  • United States $1,032

Families and Living Arrangements (2014-2018)

Persons per households (average)

  • Kennedale 2.93
  • Tarrant County 2.86
  • United States 2.63

Living in the same household one year ago

  • Kennedale 83.7%
  • Tarrant County 83.1%
  • United States 85.5%

Language other than English spoken at home

  • Kennedale 18.7%
  • Tarrant County 28.7%
  • United States 21.5%

Computer and Internet Use (2014-2018)

Households with a computer (COVID has probably increased these figures)

  • Kennedale 92.6%
  • Tarrant County 93.1%
  • United States 88.6%

Household with broadband internet

  • Kennedale 87.1%
  • Tarrant County 84.3%
  • United States 80.4%

Education

High School graduate or higher

  • Kennedale 84.4%
  • Tarrant County 85.6%
  • United States 87.7%

Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Kennedale 28.2%
  • Tarrant County 31.5%
  • United States 31.25%

Health …

With a disability under 65

  • Kennedale 5.2%
  • Tarrant County 7.2
  • United States 9.5%

People without health insurance

  • Kennedale 19.7%
  • Tarrant County 19.0%
  • United States 9.5%

Economy …

In the civilian workforce

  • Kennedale 66.3%
  • Tarrant County 68.1%
  • United States 62.9%

Females in civilian workforce

  • Kennedale 58.2%
  • Tarrant County 61.2%
  • United States 58.2%

Total retail sales per capita (2012 per individual)

  • Kennedale $14,492
  • Tarrant County $15,376
  • United States $13,443

Transportation (2014-2018)

Mean travel time to work in minutes

  • Kennedale 30.2
  • Tarrant County 27.2
  • United States 26.6

Income and Poverty (2014-2018)

Median household income

  • Kennedale $75,000
  • Tarrant County $64,874
  • United States $60,293

Per capita income in past 12 months in 2018 dollars

  • Kennedale $32,435
  • Tarrant County $32,092
  • United States $32,621

Persons in poverty (percent)

  • Kennedale 6.1%
  • Tarrant County 12.1%
  • United States 10.5%

Geography (2010)

Population per square mile

  • Kennedale 1,023.6
  • Tarrant County 2,094.7
  • United States 87.4

Land areas per square mile

  • Kennedale 6.61
  • Tarrant County 863.61
  • United States3,531,905.43





More on this topic

Comments

Advertisment

Popular stories