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Kenneth City, Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Location in Pinellas County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Pinellas
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
20 ft (6 m)
 • Total 4,980
 • Density 7,100/sq mi (2,620/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 727
FIPS code 12-36175
GNIS feature ID 0294454
Map of Florida highlighting Kenneth City
Location of Kenneth City in Pinellas County, Florida

Kenneth City is a town in southern Pinellas County, Florida, between St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park, United States. Kenneth City was founded in 1957 by Sidney Colen, a local developer, who named the city after his son Kenneth Colen. The population was 4,980 at the 2010 census. Known as " A Safe, Friendly Small Town", Kenneth City has experienced tremendous revitalization and rebirth as a thriving community in the Tampa Bay Area over the past two years. Following the passage of a 2013 charter modification from a strong mayor to a council-manager form of government, the town hired its first manager since becoming incorporated in 1957. In the two short years following the March 2014 recruitment of a town manager, the town has undergone significant reorganization, and is continually striving to bolster its identity and gain well deserved recognition among the 23 other municipalities in Pinellas County.


Kenneth City is located at 27°48′58″N 82°42′55″W / 27.81611°N 82.71528°W / 27.81611; -82.71528 (27.816036, -82.715341).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 2,114
1970 3,862 82.7%
1980 4,344 12.5%
1990 4,462 2.7%
2000 4,400 −1.4%
2010 4,980 13.2%
Est. 2015 5,072 1.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,400 people, 1,952 households, and 1,169 families residing in the town. The population density was 6,155.2 inhabitants per square mile (2,392.7/km²). There were 2,175 housing units at an average density of 3,042.6 per square mile (1,182.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 88.05% White, 3.34% African American, 0.18% Native American, 4.84% Asian, 1.91% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.66% of the population.

There were 1,952 households out of which 22.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.8% were married couples living together, 13.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.

In the town, the population was spread out with 18.6% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 28.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 78.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.4 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $33,962, and the median income for a family was $42,161. Males had a median income of $30,986 versus $26,960 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,498. About 7.7% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.1% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

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