Kennewick, Washington

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Population in 2013: 76,762 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +40.4%
Males: 38,485  (50.1%)
Females: 38,277  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  32.5 years
Washington median age:  37.0 years

Zip codes: 99336, 99338, 99352.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,841 (it was $41,213 in 2000)
Kennewick:

$50,841
WA:

$57,573
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $26,392 (it was $20,152 in 2000)

Kennewick city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,600 (it was $106,300 in 2000)
Kennewick:

$168,600
WA:

$243,000
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $179,364; Detached houses: $191,933; Townhouses or other attached units: $141,995; In 2-unit structures: $190,652; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,444; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $104,661; Mobile homes: $47,872; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $661,321

Median gross rent in 2012: $758.

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  • White alone - 50,203 (68.2%)
  • Hispanic - 18,152 (24.6%)
  • Asian alone - 2,035 (2.8%)
  • Black alone - 1,291 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 1,200 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 495 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 212 (0.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 52 (0.07%)

Races in Kennewick detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kennewick: 92.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (9.4%), English (9.1%), United States (6.9%), Norwegian (3.5%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: PST time zone

Incorporated in 1904

Elevation: 400 feet

Land area: 22.9 square miles.

Population density: 3,347 people per square mile   (average).

Kennewick,WA real estate house value index trend

Kennewick, Washington map

For population 25 years and over in Kennewick:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kennewick city:

  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

7,843 residents are foreign born

This city:  10.3%
Washington:  13.3%



According to our research of Washington and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Kennewick, Washington as of March 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kennewick to the number of sex offenders is 2,814 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,729 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,668 (1.1%)

Kennewick satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: East Seattle, WA (172.4 miles , pop. 480,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (839.1 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities: Pasco, WA (1.9 miles ), West Pasco, WA (1.9 miles ), Highland, WA (1.9 miles ), Finley, WA (2.3 miles ), Burbank, WA (2.8 miles ), Richland, WA (2.8 miles ), West Richland, WA (3.3 miles ), Wallula, WA (3.8 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 173 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 1998: 198 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 1999: 277 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2000: 267 buildings, average cost: $132,500
  • 2001: 331 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 2002: 403 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2003: 328 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2004: 384 buildings, average cost: $162,600
  • 2005: 413 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2006: 316 buildings, average cost: $216,500
  • 2007: 209 buildings, average cost: $210,500
  • 2008: 104 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2009: 77 buildings, average cost: $211,800
  • 2010: 300 buildings, average cost: $238,500
  • 2011: 267 buildings, average cost: $238,600
  • 2012: 377 buildings, average cost: $238,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.20 N, Longitude: 119.16 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,744 (-6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 16,171 (45.2%)

Area code: 509

Kennewick household income distribution Kennewick home values distribution

Crime rates in Kennewick by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1123442110021
per 100,000 1.91.83.65.16.76.63.21.61.60.00.02.71.3
Rapes 26222223302628383837252733
per 100,000 50.139.639.139.350.042.745.160.260.457.836.536.042.9
Robberies 38443932413533314033393535
per 100,000 73.279.269.354.768.357.453.249.163.651.656.946.645.5
Assaults 127145115150143150233166156174175162160
per 100,000 244.5261.0204.2256.2238.2246.2375.5262.9247.9271.8255.5215.8207.9
Burglaries 433408463495621523484341409352388404450
per 100,000 833.6734.3822.1845.51034.4858.3780.1540.0649.9549.9566.4538.1584.6
Thefts 2,1902,3741,9622,0902,3652,4101,9931,8621,8101,8122,0032,0561,795
per 100,000 4216.34272.63483.93569.93939.43955.23212.22948.72876.22830.92924.02738.52332.0
Auto thefts 193233248146204217174159163148126168127
per 100,000 371.6419.3440.4249.4339.8356.1280.4251.8259.0231.2183.9223.8165.0
Arson 31281326392730253041273519
per 100,000 59.750.423.144.465.044.348.439.647.764.139.446.624.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 388.0383.4346.9346.0395.5376.6354.3307.6314.8299.1280.7267.8250.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Kennewick detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 104 (90 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.17
Washington average:

1.47

Kennewick tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Washington:

5.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +11,599 (+26.9%).
Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Child care workers (4%)

Work and jobs in Kennewick: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kennewick, Washington

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Kennewick-area historical earthquake activity is near Washington state average. It is 155% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/13/1949 at 19:55:42, a magnitude 7.0 (7.0 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 174.1 miles away from the city center, causing $80,000,000 total damage
On 2/28/2001 at 18:54:32, a magnitude 6.8 (6.5 MB, 6.6 MS, 6.8 MW, Depth: 32.2 mi, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 173.6 miles away from Kennewick center, causing $2,000,000,000 total damage and $305,000,000 insured losses
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 299.8 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 4/29/1965 at 15:28:43, a magnitude 6.6 (6.6 UK) earthquake occurred 168.9 miles away from the city center, causing $28,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 403.2 miles away from Kennewick center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK) earthquake occurred 428.1 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Benton County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Mudslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Earthquake: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Snow: 1, Volcanic Eruption: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kennewick topographic map

Birthplace of: Jeff Robinson (American football) - Player of football, Jeremy Bonderman - 2005 Major League Baseball player (Detroit Tigers, born: Oct 28, 1982), Mike Reilly (American football) - Football player, Rick Emerson - Screenwriter, Damon Lusk - Busch series NASCAR driver (born: Sep 18, 1977), Adelle August - Actor, Anthony Davis (linebacker) - Football player, Britt Hall - College football player (Boise State Broncos), Erin Dean - Child actor.

Hospitals and medical centers in Kennewick:

  • KENNEWICK GENERAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 900 SOUTH AUBURN STREET)
  • TRI-CITIES CHAPLAINCY HOSPICE (2108 W ENTIAT AVE)
  • FMC COLUMBIA BASIN (510 N COLORADO, SUITE B)
  • KENNEWICK GENERAL HOSP HH (18 N AUBURN)
  • TRI-CITIES HOME HEALTH (8905 WEST GAGE BOULEVARD, SUITE 101)
  • CANYON LAKES RESTORATIVE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2702 SOUTH ELY)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF KENNEWICK (1508 WEST SEVENTH AVENUE)
  • VISTAVUE CARE CENTER (1213 MORAIN LOOP)

Airports and heliports located in Kennewick:

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Amtrak stations near Kennewick:

  • 5 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.
  • 8 miles: RICHLAND (DENNY'S REST., G. WASH. WAY AT WILLIAMS) - Bus Station . Services: public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities.
  • 11 miles: WEST RICHLAND (GENIE TOURS BUS STOP, 4083 W. VAN GIESEN) - Bus Station

Operable nuclear power plant near Kennewick:

  • 8 miles: WNP 2 in Richland, WA.

College/University in Kennewick:

  • Victoria's Academy of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 152; Location: 23 W. 1st Ave.; Private, for-profit; Website: victoriasacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kennewick:

  • Columbia Basin College (about 4 miles; Pasco, WA; Full-time enrollment: 5,111)
  • Walla Walla Community College (about 43 miles; Walla Walla, WA; FT enrollment: 4,263)
  • Yakima Valley Community College (about 71 miles; Yakima, WA; FT enrollment: 3,632)
  • Eastern Oregon University (about 80 miles; La Grande, OR; FT enrollment: 3,127)
  • Central Washington University (about 86 miles; Ellensburg, WA; FT enrollment: 10,960)
  • Wenatchee Valley College (about 102 miles; Wenatchee, WA; FT enrollment: 2,951)
  • Washington State University (about 103 miles; Pullman, WA; FT enrollment: 25,055)

Public high schools in Kennewick:

Private high school in Kennewick:

  • FRANKLIN ACADEMY (Students: 46; Location: 283 E REATA RD; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kennewick:

Private elementary/middle schools in Kennewick:

  • ST JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 901 W 4TH AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BETHLEHEM LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 159; Location: 1409 S GARFIELD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 412 S VANCOUVER ST; Grades: KG - 6)
See full list of schools located in Kennewick

Library in Kennewick:

  • MID-COLUMBIA LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $5,845,681; Location: 405 S. DAYTON STREET; 350,479 books; 2 e-books; 13,356 audio materials; 36,413 video materials; 26 local licensed databases; 11 state licensed databases; 757 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Kennewick: Columbia Park Golf Course (A), Canyon Lakes Golf Course (B), The Highlands Center (C), Tri-Cities Center (D), Midtown Plaza (E), Kennewick Plaza (F), Tri-City Golf Course (G), Columbia Square (H), Benton County Fire District 1 Station 130 (I), Benton County Fire District 1 Station 110 (J), Tri Cities Vocational Center (K), Amon Pumping Station (L), Kennewick Fire Department Station 4 (M), Kennewick Fire Department Station 2 (N), Kennewick Fire Department Station 3 (O), Kennewick Fire Department Station 1 (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Columbia Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Riverview Heights Cemetery (1), Desert Lawn Memorial Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Kennewick include: Fruitland Park (1), Layton Park (2), Keewaydin Park (3), Lawrence Scott Park (4), John Day Park (5), Hatfield Park (6), Underwood Park (7), Sanders Field (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: East Benton County Historical Museum (205 Keewaydin Drive) (1), E. Whitney F. Southwick- Professional Artist (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 4416 West Rio Grande ) (2), Celebrities Casino (Amusement & Theme Parks; 711 West Vineyard Drive) (3), Intrepid Excursions (Arcades & Amusements; 206009 E Bowles Rd) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Kennewick (7801 West Quinault Avenue) (1), Clover Island Inn Restaurant & Lounge (435 Clover Island Drive) (2), Best Value Clearwater Inn (Bv) (5616 W Clearwater Ave) (3), Cavanaugh's Landing Restaurant (1101 North Columbia Center Boulevard) (4), Cabin Suites (115 North Yelm Street) (5), Econo Lodge Kennewick (300 North Ely Street A) (6), Hilton Garden Inn Tri-Cities Kennewick (401 North Young Street) (7), Island Bar & Grill (435 Clover Island Drive) (8), Green Gable Motel (515 West Columbia Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Benton County - Superior Court Administrator (7320 West Quinault Avenue) (1), Benton County - District Court (7320 West Quinault Avenue) (2), Benton County - Superior Court Clerk (7320 West Quinault Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Benton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.2. This is about average.

City:

64.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 6.95. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.95
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kennewick and their reported violations in the past:

BADGER MOUNTAIN IRRIGATION DISTRICT (Population served: 1,933, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2005)
BC WATER CO (Population served: 1,177, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-01-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
COMMUNITY SEWER AND WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 162, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 50 regular monitoring violations
FINLEY SHOPPER, THE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROCKET MART-HERMISTON (Serves OR, Population served: 60, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2013), St Public Notif requested (NOV-22-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-15-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-11-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-03-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: COLIPHAGE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (2 times from OCT-14-2013 to NOV-08-2013)
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
BADGER CANYON WATER ASSN (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.6%
Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Washington:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.0%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.0%
Whole state:  7.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Kennewick in 2010:

  • 663 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 200 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 31 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 29 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 10 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 7 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Kennewick in 2000:

  • 243 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 162 people in nursing homes
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 60 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 37 people in other group homes
  • 21 people in halfway houses
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill

Kennewick, Washington environmental map by EPA

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Kennewick compared to Washington state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
Arena or stadium:
  • Toyota Center (Kennewick). Capacity: 7,715.

Banks with most branches in Kennewick (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Clearwater Branch, Columbia Center Branch, Kennewick Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Bank of the West: Parkade Branch at 2 East Kennewick Avenue, branch established on 1985/06/08; Kennewick Main Branch at 7525 West Canal Drive, branch established on 1982/10/25. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • Bank of America, National Association: Kennewick Branch at 3420 West Kennewick Avenue, branch established on 1959/06/01; Columbia Mall at 7600 West Quinault Drive, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sterling Savings Bank: Kennewick In-Store Branch at 2720 S. Quillan Street, branch established on 2004/01/02; Kennewick-Vista Branch at 138 Vista Way, branch established on 1985/06/30. Info updated 2012/03/21: Bank assets: $9,207.8 mil, Deposits: $6,454.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 192 total offices, Holding Company: Sterling Financial Corporation
  • Community First Bank: at 6401 West Clearwater Avenue, branch established on 1997/12/30; Clearwater Branch at 6401 West Clearwater Avenue, branch established on 2002/10/28. Info updated 2007/05/31: Bank assets: $199.8 mil, Deposits: $179.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancorporation, Inc.
  • KeyBank National Association: Columbia Center Branch at 6717 West Canal Street, branch established on 1997/06/30; Kennewick Branch at 23 Kennewick Avenue, branch established on 1940/07/01. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $86,198.8 mil, Deposits: $64,214.8 mil, headquarters in Cleveland, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1067 total offices, Holding Company: Keycorp
  • Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association: Kennewick Branch at 3350 West Clearwater, branch established on 1905/01/01; West Gage Blvd Branch at 8908 W. Gage Blvd, branch established on 2002/04/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,754.4 mil, Deposits: $1,384.6 mil, headquarters in Yakima, WA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 10 total offices
  • Banner Bank: Kennewick - Columbia Center Branch at 8200 Gage Boulevard, branch established on 1995/06/12; Kennewick Branch at 203 W 1st Ave, branch established on 1890/01/01. Info updated 2011/05/03: Bank assets: $4,048.2 mil, Deposits: $3,348.4 mil, headquarters in Walla Walla, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 87 total offices, Holding Company: Banner Corporation
  • AmericanWest Bank: Kennewick Clearwater Financial Cente at 5920 W. Clearwater Ave., branch established on 2003/03/03. Info updated 2011/12/12: Bank assets: $2,274.6 mil, Deposits: $1,889.1 mil, headquarters in Spokane, WA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 76 total offices, Holding Company: Skbhc Holdings Llc
  • 4 other banks with 4 local branches

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Kennewick, Washington:

  • Days Inn Kennewick, 2811 W 2nd Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336 , Phone: (509) 735-9511, Fax: (509) 735-1944
  • Travelodge Inn & Suites, 321 N Johnson St, Kennewick, WA 99336 , Phone: (509) 735-6385
  • Comfort Inn, 7801 W Quinault, Kennewick, WA 99336 , Phone: (509) 783-8396, Fax: (509) 736-6844
  • Guesthouse International Suites, 5616 W Clearwater Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336 , Phone: (509) 735-2242, Fax: (509) 735-2317
  • Fairfield Inn, 7809 W Quinault Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336 , Phone: (509) 783-2164, Fax: (509) 783-9040
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Kennewick, 4220 W 27TH Pl, Kennewick, WA 99337 , Phone: (509) 736-3326, Fax: (509) 736-3605
  • Super 8 Motel, 626 N Columbia CTR Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336 , Phone: (509) 736-6888, Fax: (509) 735-3878
  • Quality Inn Kennewick, 7901 W Quinault Ave, Kennewick, WA 99336 , Phone: (509) 735-6100, Fax: (509) 735-3084
  • 5 other hotels and motels
All 13 fire-safe hotels and motels in Kennewick, Washington

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Kennewick travel time to work - commute Kennewick mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (81%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Wood (2%)

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Religion statistics for Kennewick city (based on Benton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 40.42%
Here: 40.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents31.4%18.0%8.4%5.5%5.4%
Congregations3.6%20.1%6.5%7.2%3.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Conservative Baptist Association of AmericaLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.2%3.9%2.7%2.5%18.0%
Congregations6.5%2.2%2.9%5.8%41.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 19
Benton County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Benton County:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
Washington:

1.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Benton County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.67 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 97
Here:

6.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.26 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Washington:

7.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Benton County:

27.5%
Washington:

25.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

13.9%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 41$263,078$76,9982$1,960
Other Government Administration 23$148,484$77,4701$938
Judicial and Legal 5$37,272$89,4530$0
Police Protection - Officers 86$656,428$91,5950$0
Police - Other 19$116,448$73,5460$0
Firefighters 73$560,062$92,0650$0
Fire - Other 5$20,902$50,1651$1,460
Streets and Highways 24$157,130$78,5653$5,412
Sewerage 14$79,788$68,3900$0
Parks and Recreation 29$152,558$63,12751$32,258
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$6,980$83,7600$0
Water Supply 22$124,578$67,9522$140
Totals for Government 342$2,323,708$81,53460$42,168

Kennewick government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $3,614,000 ($47.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,754,000 ($35.88)
    General - Other: $1,448,000 ($18.86)
    Police Protection: $17,000 ($0.22)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $8,927,000 ($116.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,824,000 ($75.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,158,000 ($67.19)
    General - Other: $5,141,000 ($66.97)
    Health - Other: $2,511,000 ($32.71)
    Water Utilities: $2,208,000 ($28.76)
    Financial Administration: $2,175,000 ($28.33)
    Regular Highways: $1,887,000 ($24.58)
    Sewerage: $1,740,000 ($22.67)
    Central Staff Services: $1,505,000 ($19.61)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $850,000 ($11.07)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $541,000 ($7.05)
    Housing and Community Development: $496,000 ($6.46)
    General Public Buildings: $208,000 ($2.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $154,000 ($2.01)
    Libraries: $120,000 ($1.56)
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000 ($0.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,228,000 ($16.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $8,897,000 ($115.90)
    Regular Highways: $8,847,000 ($115.25)
    Sewerage: $1,222,000 ($15.92)
    Natural Resources - Other: $660,000 ($8.60)
    General - Other: $442,000 ($5.76)
    Local Fire Protection: $171,000 ($2.23)
    Police Protection: $79,000 ($1.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $67,000 ($0.87)
    Housing and Community Development: $39,000 ($0.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,741,000 ($309.28)

Kennewick government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,672,000 ($73.89)
    All Other: $5,121,000 ($66.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,051,000 ($26.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($0.64)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,123,000 ($14.63)
    All Other: $254,000 ($3.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $280,000 ($3.65)
    Highways: $177,000 ($2.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $1,093,000 ($14.24)
    Interest Earnings: $903,000 ($11.76)
    Fines and Forfeits: $886,000 ($11.54)
    General Revenue, NEC: $100,000 ($1.30)
    Rents: $87,000 ($1.13)
    Donations From Private Sources: $60,000 ($0.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,301,000 ($95.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,941,000 ($129.50)
    All Other: $1,110,000 ($14.46)
    General Local Government Support: $663,000 ($8.64)
    Health and Hospitals: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,212,000 ($159.09)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,435,000 ($109.89)
    Property: $8,133,000 ($105.95)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,712,000 ($22.30)
    Other License: $1,177,000 ($15.33)
    Other Selective Sales: $899,000 ($11.71)
    Amusements Sales: $426,000 ($5.55)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $410,000 ($5.34)

Kennewick government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,015,000 ($677.61)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $46,121,000 ($600.83)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,219,000 ($172.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,325,000 ($95.42)

Kennewick government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,637,000 ($60.41)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,808,000 ($336.21)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,301,000 ($16.95)

8.19% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.19%
Washington average:

6.54%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($339 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.05%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Franklin County, WA  1.78% ($38,754 average AGI)
from Yakima County, WA  0.57% ($36,501)
from King County, WA  0.39% ($46,344)


6.81% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
Washington average:

6.20%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($490 average AGI)
Benton County:

0.06%
Washington average:

0.14%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Franklin County, WA  2.08% ($41,079 average AGI)
to Yakima County, WA  0.45% ($30,285)
to King County, WA  0.40% ($42,916)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kennewick:

  • KFLD (870 AM; 10 kW; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KALE (960 AM; 5 kW; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KONA (610 AM; 5 kW; KENNEWICK-RICHLAND-P, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KTCR (1340 AM; 1 kW; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KTBI (810 AM; daytime; 50 kW; EPHRATA, WA; Owner: TACOMA BROADCASTERS, INCORPORATED)
  • KOHU (1360 AM; 4 kW; HERMISTON, OR; Owner: WESTEND RADIO, LLC)
  • KZTS (1210 AM; 10 kW; SUNNYSIDE, WA; Owner: BUTTERFIELD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLWJ (1090 AM; daytime; 3 kW; UMATILLA, OR; Owner: UMATILLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZXR (1310 AM; 5 kW; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)
  • KUJ (1420 AM; 5 kW; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KPOJ (620 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXL (750 AM; 50 kW; PORTLAND, OR; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KUMA (1290 AM; 5 kW; PENDLETON, OR; Owner: ROUND-UP RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kennewick:

  • KIOK (94.9 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KXRX (97.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KONA-FM (105.3 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KEYW (98.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • K261CG (100.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: NORTHWEST CHICANO RADIO NETWORK)
  • KFAE-FM (89.1 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KORD-FM (102.7 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KEGX (106.5 FM; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: NEW NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • KGDN (101.3 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: WEST PASCO FINE ARTS RADIO)
  • KOLU (90.1 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: RIVERVIEW BAPTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS)
  • KBLD (91.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • KGSG (93.7 FM; PASCO, WA; Owner: GOSPEL MUSIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • K204CZ (88.7 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K204DH (88.7 FM; HANFORD, WA; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KUJ-FM (99.1 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: ALEXANDRA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • KOLW (97.9 FM; MILTON-FREEWATER, OR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KTCV (88.1 FM; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: KENNEWICK SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 17)
  • KHSS (100.7 FM; WALLA WALLA, WA; Owner: TWO HEARTS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KRCW (96.3 FM; ROYAL CITY, WA; Owner: FARMWORKER EDUCATIONAL RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KMNA (101.7 FM; PROSSER, WA; Owner: MOON BROADCASTING PROSSER LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Kennewick:

  • KEPR-TV (Channel 19; PASCO, WA; Owner: FISHER BROADCASTING - WASHINGTON TV, L.L.C.)
  • KNDU (Channel 25; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: KHQ, INCORPORATED)
  • KVEW (Channel 42; KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: APPLE VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTNW (Channel 31; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBWU-LP (Channel 66; RICHLAND, ET AL, WA; Owner: MOUNTAIN LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KRLB-LP (Channel 49; RICHLAND, ETC., WA; Owner: RADIANT LIGHT BROADCASTING)
  • KVVK-CA (Channel 60; KENNEWICK, ETC., WA; Owner: WATCHTV, INC.)
  • K54DU (Channel 54; RICHLAND, WA; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K62EM (Channel 62; KENNEWICK & PASCO, WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • K04OI (Channel 4; PASCO-KENNEWICK, WA; Owner: RON BEVINS)
  • K76CQ (Channel 76; PASCO, WA; Owner: WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSIGTY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Kennewick fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 38
Total length: 298 meters (978ft)
Total costs: $426,497,000
Total average daily traffic: 576,362
Total average daily truck traffic: 44,073

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 11
  • 1960-1969: 6
  • 1970-1979: 7
  • 1980-1989: 5
  • 1990-1999: 4
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Kennewick, WA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kennewick)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 251 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Kennewick, WA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 168 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 423 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kennewick)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 118 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Kennewick)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED387$137,550190$157,150659$137,34148$65,0307$2,236,19751$110,70025$118,003
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$126,93015$132,84375$142,5187$23,8470$05$111,2061$70,810
APPLICATIONS DENIED47$139,02022$122,616293$130,27236$54,1093$295,38023$96,77518$93,195
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN50$122,65036$137,776215$137,47918$58,3332$410,48518$111,1534$94,083
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$129,7602$165,30546$131,4736$49,8700$01$170,3800$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 11 tracts in Kennewick, WA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED35$167,71946$161,747
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$138,54014$152,501
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$163,4337$190,604
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$199,1005$138,482
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$160,4500$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 360
  • Hazardous Condition: 95
  • Service Call: 44
  • Good Intent Call: 56

Incident types - Kennewick

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kennewick, WA
Most common first names in Kennewick, WA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John24274.6 years
Robert21971.9 years
William21473.4 years
Mary21378.2 years
James18372.6 years
Charles13875.1 years
George12575.1 years
Dorothy12078.1 years
Helen9978.8 years
Ruth9679.5 years
Most common last names in Kennewick, WA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12476.1 years
Johnson9673.0 years
Miller6477.1 years
Brown6375.3 years
Davis5875.0 years
Jones5774.1 years
Anderson5676.5 years
Williams4973.4 years
Nelson4578.9 years
Wilson4371.3 years
Businesses in Kennewick, WA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1LensCrafters1
AT&T3Little Caesars Pizza1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Lowe's1
Aeropostale1Macy's1
Albertsons1Marriott1
American Eagle Outfitters1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Ann Taylor1McDonald's5
Applebee's1Men's Wearhouse1
Arby's2Motherhood Maternity2
Audi1New Balance2
AutoZone2Nike14
Barnes & Noble1Office Depot1
Baskin-Robbins1OfficeMax1
Bath & Body Works1Old Country Buffet1
Baymont Inn1Old Navy1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Olive Garden1
Best Western1Outback1
Big O Tires1Outback Steakhouse1
Blockbuster1Pac Sun1
Burger King3Panda Express2
Burlington Coat Factory1Papa John's Pizza1
Carl\s Jr.2Payless3
Catherines1PetSmart1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Circle K9Pizza Hut3
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Quality1
Costco1Quiznos3
Dairy Queen3RadioShack2
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Dennys1Red Robin1
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid2
Eddie Bauer1SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx6Sears2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Sephora1
Foot Locker1Spencer Gifts1
GNC2Sprint Nextel1
GameStop3Starbucks4
Gap1Subway7
Goodwill1Super 81
Gymboree1T-Mobile6
H&R Block4T.J.Maxx1
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell2
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Hot Topic1Toys"R"Us1
IHOP1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul4
Jack In The Box2U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York6UPS12
Journeys1Vans3
Justice1Verizon Wireless2
KFC2Victoria's Secret1
Kincaid1Volkswagen1
Kroger3Vons1
La Quinta1Walgreens2
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1
Lane Bryant1Wendy's2
Lane Furniture1
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