Kennewick, WA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 54,693. Estimated population in July 2005: 60,997 (+11.5% change)
Males: 27,109 (49.6%), Females: 27,584 (50.4%)

Benton County

Zip codes: 99336, 99337, 99338.

Median resident age: 32.3 years
Median household income: $41,213 (year 2000)
Median house value: $113,500 (year 2000)

Races in Kennewick:

  • White Non-Hispanic (78.1%)
  • Hispanic (15.5%)
  • Other race (9.4%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • American Indian (1.7%)
  • Black (1.1%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (19.7%), English (11.8%), Irish (11.5%), United States (6.8%), Norwegian (4.8%), French (3.8%).

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 22.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kennewick

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kennewick city

  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 54.6%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

9.7% Foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 1.5% Europe, 1.3% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +11,599 (+26.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Kennewick:

  • KENNEWICK GENERAL HOSPITAL (900 SOUTH AUBURN ST/PO BOX 6128)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kennewick:

  • LOURDES MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; PASCO, WA)
  • KADLEC MEDICAL CENTER (about 10 miles; RICHLAND, WA)
  • LOURDES COUNSELING CENTER (about 10 miles; RICHLAND, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kennewick:

  • TRI-CITIES (about 5 miles; PASCO, WA; ID: PSC)
  • EASTERN OREGON REGIONAL AT PENDLETON (about 43 miles; PENDLETON, OR; ID: PDT)
  • WALLA WALLA REGIONAL (about 62 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; ID: ALW)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kennewick:

  • VISTA FIELD (about 3 miles; KENNEWICK, WA; ID: S98)
  • RICHLAND (about 12 miles; RICHLAND, WA; ID: RLD)
  • HERMISTON MUNI (about 28 miles; HERMISTON, OR; ID: HRI)
Amtrak stations near Kennewick:

  • 6 miles: PASCO (CLARK & TACOMA STS.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 10 miles: RICHLAND (DENNY’S REST., G. WASH. WAY AT WILLIAMS) – Bus Station. Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.
  • 15 miles: WEST RICHLAND (GENIE TOURS BUS STOP, 4083 W. VAN GIESEN) – Bus Station

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/Universities in Kennewick:

  • TRI CITY SCHOOL OF MASSAGE (Location: 26 THIRD AVE E; Private, for-profit)
  • GOVAN BEAUTY SCHOOL (Location: 622 W. KENNEWICK AVE; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kennewick:

  • COLUMBIA BASIN COLLEGE (about 7 miles; PASCO, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,529)
  • WALLA WALLA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; WALLA WALLA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,812)
  • EASTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 96 miles; LA GRANDE, OR; FT enrollment: 2,192)
  • YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 103 miles; YAKIMA, WA; FT enrollment: 2,906)
  • CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY (about 110 miles; ELLENSBURG, WA; FT enrollment: 7,420)
  • WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 114 miles; PULLMAN, WA; FT enrollment: 18,110)
  • WENATCHEE VALLEY COLLEGE (about 117 miles; WENATCHEE, WA; FT enrollment: 2,074)

Schools

Public high schools in Kennewick:

  • KENNEWICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,644; Location: 500 SOUTH DAYTON STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SOUTHRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,441; Location: 3320 SOUTH UNION LOOP; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KAMIAKIN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,386; Location: 600 NORTH ARTHUR STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • TRI CITY AREA VOC SKILLS CENTER (Students: 455; Location: 5929 WEST METALINE AVENUE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • RIVER VIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 36509 S LEMON DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • BENTON/FRANKLIN JUVENILE JUSTICE CENTER (Students: 48; Location: 5606 WEST CANAL DRIVE; Grades: 07 – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kennewick:

  • DESERT HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 933; Location: 6011 WEST 10TH PLACE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HORSE HEAVEN HILLS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 884; Location: 3500 SOUTH VANCOUVER STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 836; Location: 1011 WEST 10TH AVENUE; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 836; Location: 425 SOUTH TWEEDT STREET; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • SUNSET VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 571; Location: 711 NORTH CENTER PARKWAY; Grades: KG – 05)
  • SOUTHGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 543; Location: 3121 WEST 19TH AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 521; Location: 105 WEST 21ST AVENUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • EASTGATE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 500; Location: 910 EAST 10TH AVEBUE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • CASCADE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 492; Location: 505 SOUTH HIGHLAND DRIVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 484; Location: 1701 NORTH YOUNG STREET; Grades: KG – 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Kennewick:

  • ST JOSEPHS CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 470; Location: 901 W 4TH AVENUE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 242; Location: 1409 S GARFIELD STREET; Grades: PK – 8)

Libraries

Library in Kennewick:

  • MID-COLUMBIA (Operating income: $4,423,781; Location: 405 S. DAYTON; 476,519 books; 8,185 audio materials; 16,269 video materials; 669 serial subscriptions)