Kennesaw, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Kennesaw, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Kennesaw had a population of 31,494 as of July 1, 2016. Kennesaw ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kennesaw is located at latitude 34.0272 and longitude -84.6171 in Cobb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kennesaw (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Cobb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,089 feet.

The City of Kennesaw (GNIS ID: 2404821) 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.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Kennesaw is located within Acworth-Kennesaw Division of Cobb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kennesaw population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kennesaw: Big Shanty.


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Kennesaw, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 31,494
Population in Households 30,597
Population in Familes 25,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 897
Population Density1 3,324
Diversity Index2 67
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,046
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 8,163
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,813 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,540 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,505 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 767 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $178,147
Average Home Value $210,522
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $68,365
Average Household Income $83,819
Per Capita Income $30,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.93% 1.25%
Households 0.83% 1.22%
Families 1.6% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.76%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kennesaw, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kennesaw to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 33 95th
Population Density1 # 20 97th
Diversity Index2 # 67 89th
Median Household Income # 30 95th
Per Capita Income # 44 93rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Georgia Census Data Comparison Tool.