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Kensett, Arkansas

Kensett is a city located in White County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,791.

Geography Kensett is located at 35°13'58" North, 91°40'13" West (35.232687, -91.670194)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²). 4.6 km² (1.8 mi²) of it is land and 0.56% is water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 1,791 people, 699 households, and 445 families residing in the city. The population density is 388.5/km² (1,008.4/mi²). There are 778 housing units at an average density of 168.8/km² (438.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 70.24% White, 24.29% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 2.40% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. 4.02% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 699 households out of which 29.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% are married couples living together, 17.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% are non-families. 32.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.06.

In the city the population is spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 20.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.9% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 80.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 74.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $20,478, and the median income for a family is $26,161. Males have a median income of $22,763 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,049. 30.6% of the population and 26.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 48.5% are under the age of 18 and 21.4% are 65 or older.

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