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Overview of Kennewick Washington
Kennewick Washington Population
Part of Washington’s Tri-Cities, which also includes the communities of Pasco and Richland, Kennewick is the largest and heaviest populated, with a 2010 population estimate of 75,971. As the biggest community in all of Washington’s Benton County, Kennewick is also a growing community of homes, with a 38.9% increase since 2000, according to the U.S. 2010 census. The census also reported 27266 households and 18,528 families, the majority being Caucasian, with a smattering of other races including Hispanic, Latino, African American, Asian, Native American, among others. Most Kennewick residents are families with adults between 25 and 64 and children under 18 with a median family income of $51,730.
The History Behind Kennewick
Many people believe and claim the name “Kennewick” means “grassy place” in a native language. Before becoming officially incorporated as a city on February 5, 1904, Kennewick Wa was known by a number of different names, including “Tehe”—named for a native girl’s laughter in reaction to being asked for the region’s name. In the early 20th century, Kennewick was known for its creamery, grape juice factory, and home to the Northern Pacific Railroad. Kennewick is known worldwide for the "Kennewick Man."
The Kennewick Landscape
Kennewick is beloved as a “winter paradise,” thanks to its relatively mild and short winters enjoyed by local residents. In fact, the mild winters are one of many attractions and drawing features for people considering a home in, and a move to, Kennewick Wa. Kennewick is found near various rivers, particularly near the convergence of the Columbia River and the Yakima River, and is located northeast of the Walla Walla River. The surrounding mountain ranges also create a magnificent visual effect and offer plenty of recreational options.
If you’re into sports and shopping, Kennewick is sure to please your recreational taste buds. Kennewick is known for hosting various popular sporting events, and home to such as the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League and in 2005, the Tri-Cities Fever, the National Indoor Football League champions.
You can also enjoy watching or even participating in hydroplane racing along the Columbia River, a popular summer attraction. Golf is another favorite Kennewick Wa pastime. Fishing, hiking, hunting, and camping are also available.
If sports and outdoor recreational activities aren’t your things, Kennewick is also a known shopper’s paradise with its many commercial home shopping centers attracting people from across all of Washington, most notably the Columbia Center Mall. Famous residents of Kennewick include Detroit Tigers MLB pitcher Jeremy Bonderman, Pittsburgh Steelers NFL center player Ray Mansfield, and NASCAR driver Damon Lusk.
Of course, education is also something to take into consideration, and the Kennewick School District is of top-notch quality. The city includes a total of thirteen elementary schools, four middle schools, and three high schools.
Kennewick Real Estate Services
Looking for available homes for sale and real estate information in Kennewick? You’ve come to the right place. As a large, attractive, friendly, bustling, and growing community, Kennewick has plenty to offer, and we can help you find whatever you might be looking for, from home appraisals and home values to real estate agents and the most current and up-to-date real estate listings.
This “grassy place” and “winter paradise” is a terrific community with many real estate opportunities you might be interested in and want to take advantage of. There is much more to learn about this city of wonder, so take some time to find out whatever you would like to know. Consider The Lane Real Estate Team for your Kennewick home today. Search Kennewick Wa homes for sale using our advanced Kennewick home search.