Kensett, Arkansas

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Kensett is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. Located adjacent to the east side of Searcy, the city is the hometown of noted legislator Wilbur D. Mills, who was influential throughout the 1960s in the United States House of Representatives. Max McDonald is the current mayor. The population was 1,791 at the 2000 census. It is also currently home to a very exotic Zonkey, who is usually used as one of the main attractions of Kensett and has become a very important part of White county's entertainment.

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Geography

Kensett is located at 35°13′58″N 91°40′13″W / 35.23278°N 91.67028°W / 35.23278; -91.67028 (35.232687, -91.670194)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²), of which, 1.8 square miles (4.6 km²) of it is land and 0.56% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,791 people, 699 households, and 445 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,008.4 people per square mile (388.5/km²). There were 778 housing units at an average density of 438.0/sq mi (168.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.24% White, 24.29% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 2.40% from other races, and 2.57% from two or more races. 4.02% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 699 households out of which 29.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.1% were married couples living together, 17.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.06.

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