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Overview

Introduction to Kennett, Missouri

Kennett, Missouri, in Dunklin county, is located 45 miles NE of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and is 75 miles N of Memphis, Tennessee.

Kennett History

Kennett was settled by the white settlers in the early 19th century. The settlement was originally named as Chilletecaux. In fact, it was named after a Delaware Indian chief. In the late 1840s, the city was renamed Butler. Later in 1851, the city adopted its present name. It was named in honor of Luther M. Kennett, the mayor of St. Louis. The first railroad entered the area in the 1890s. It is the county seat of Dunklin County, which was organized on February 14, 1845.

Kennett and nearby Attractions

  • Dunklin County Museum
  • Hemingway - Pfeiffer Museum & Education Center
  • Reelfoot Lake State Park
  • Crowley's Ridge State Park
  • Lake Frierson State Park

Things To Do In Kennett

One can visit the Dunklin County Museum while in Kennett. The Hemingway - Pfeiffer Museum and Education Center is also worth visiting. One can enjoy camping, boating, and fishing at the Reelfoot Lake State Park. The Lake Frierson State Park includes a scenic trail ideal for hiking. Every year, Kennett hosts the Delta Fair in the month of September.

Kennett Transportation

Flights can be availed from Memphis International Airport.

Kennett Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued through Arkansas State University - Main Campus, Southwest Tennessee Community College - Union Campus, and University of Memphis.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,500
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens17.6%
Employed Population 16+3,838
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$27,039
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,923
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,341

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,579
% Above Poverty Level69.3%
% Below Poverty Level30.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$505
Median House Value$93,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)40%
Irish10.4%
English4.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Dutch2.1%
Italian0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Lebanese0.4%
Arab0.4%
Polish0.3%
Canadian0.2%
African0.1%
Russian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
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Kennett Almanac

CategoryValue
County Dunklin County
Standard Zip Codes63857
Phone Area Codes573
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.24
Approximate Longitude-90.04

Kennett Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKENNETT RADIO KBOA
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp47 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 93 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches
StationBLYTHEVILLE
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp28 to 45 F
Apr Temp51 to 71 F
Jul Temp72 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.3 inches
StationCORNING
Distance32 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp49 to 70 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip48 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Holcomb684$39,417
Homestown145$0
Hornersville728$50,288

Kennett Public Libraries

Dunklin County Library
209 N MAIN ST
Kennett, Missouri
(573) 888-3561

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Kennett Hospitals

Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1301 First Street
(573) 888-8421

Kennett Public Schools

Diagnostic Ctr.
205 Wiggs St
ZIP: 63857
(573) 717-1132
Other
Early Childhood Ctr.
205 Wiggs St
ZIP: 63857
(573) 717-1145
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
Kennett Middle
510 College Ave
ZIP: 63857
(573) 717-1105
Middle
Total Enrollment 421
H. Byron Masterson Elem.
1600 Ely St
ZIP: 63857
(573) 717-1115
Primary
Total Enrollment 518
Kennett High
1400 W Washington St
ZIP: 63857
(573) 717-1120
High
Total Enrollment 517
Kennett Career Tech. Ctr.
1400 W Washington St
ZIP: 63857
(573) 717-1123
High
South Elem.
920 S Kennett St
ZIP: 63857
(573) 717-1130
Primary
Total Enrollment 475

Kennett Private Schools

Kennett Christian Academy
1321 Kennett St
ZIP: 63857
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
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