Kensett, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Kensett had a population of 264 as of July 1, 2018. 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 43.3534 and longitude -93.2106 in Worth County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kensett (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kensett population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Kensett, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 264
Population in Households 264
Population in Familes 219
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 172
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $54,976
Average Household Income $65,890
Per Capita Income $28,223


Total Housing Units 142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 106 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $105,556
Average Home Value $162,028


Total Households 124
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 89
Average Family Size 2
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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 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 -0.09% 0.0%
Households -0.1% 0.0%
Families 1.77% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   3.63%

Kensett, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kensett to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 632 37th
Population Density # 903 11th
Diversity Index # 809 20th
Median Household Income # 522 48th
Per Capita Income # 549 46th

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