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Kensett is a city in White County, in the Searcy metro area.
The community was named for Thomas Harrison Kensett II, railroad investor
The latitude of Kensett is 35.231N. The longitude is -91.667W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 223 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,715.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kensett demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the White County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 72082 ZIP code.
8% of Kensett residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kensett ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kensett was $11,049, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Kensett residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kensett, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $233. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $529.
White County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kensett political report.
The average commute time for Kensett workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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