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Kennewick is a city in Benton County.

The community name derives from Indian term for "grassy place."

The latitude of Kennewick is 46.211N. The longitude is -119.136W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 407 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 59,334.


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Median household income
Local
$41,213
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kennewick demographic reports
Kennewick is on the Columbia River.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 208. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 3.6 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Grapefest - Sept. 30, 2007
  • Benton Franklin Fair - Aug. 21-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kennewick web sites and events links in the sections below.
Sports teams: Tri-Cities Fever (arena football)
Historic sites and museums: East Benton County Historical Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 67

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Kennewick residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kennewick ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kennewick was $20,152, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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22% of Kennewick residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Kennewick, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $478.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $994.


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Libraries in Kennewick include Keewaydin Library, Kennewick Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Kennewick include Tri-City Herald

TV stations in Kennewick include KVEW.

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Benton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kennewick political report.

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The average commute time for Kennewick workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kennewick between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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