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Kensett, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Kensett had a population of 260 as of July 1, 2020. Kensett ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kensett is located at latitude 43.3536 and longitude -93.2105 in Worth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kensett encompass a land area of 1.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Worth County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,217 feet.

The City of Kensett (GNIS ID: 2395509) 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 City of Kensett is located within Township of Kensett, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worth County.


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Kensett, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 260 (100%)
Population in Households 260 (100.0%)
Population in Families 217 (83.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 170
Diversity Index2 7
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,492
Average Household Income $70,614
% of Income for Mortgage4 7%
Per Capita Income $30,464
Wealth Index5 71
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 144 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 103 (71.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 19 (13.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $95,000
Average Home Value $120,874
Housing Affordability Index3 338
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 123
Average Household Size 2.11
Family Households 88
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.22% -0.31%
Households -0.16% -0.33%
Families 1.31% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.19%

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Kensett, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensett to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 635 37th
Population Density # 904 10th
Median Household Income # 622 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 844 84th
Per Capita Income # 500 50th
Diversity Index # 799 22nd

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