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Welcome to Kentwood ...

The town of Kentwood is located in Tangipahoa Parish<1>.

The location of Kentwood has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kentwood has a population of 2,436 people<3> (see below for details).

Kentwood was established in 1893.

The community of Kentwood is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Kentwood lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kentwood lies within the (985) area code.

The ZIP code for Kentwood: 70444<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kentwood had an population of 2,436 people. This is an increase of 10.83% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kentwood had a population of 2,198 people. This makes Kentwood the parish's 4th most populous community.

The population of Kentwood represents 0.05% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 111st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,198 people, the population of Kentwood has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,205 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kentwood.

Adding Kentwood to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Kentwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Kentwood elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kentwood on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Kentwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Kentwood - they are located in Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kentwood.

Communities near Kentwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kentwood.

  • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amite City
    • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Kentwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amite City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amite City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amite City<7>
  • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Kentwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<7>
  • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
    • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Kentwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,262 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland<7>
  • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangipahoa
    • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Kentwood
    • Estimated population in 2019: 853 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangipahoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tangipahoa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangipahoa<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Kentwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg<7>
    • Osyka [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Kentwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<7>
    • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Kentwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fluker
      • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Kentwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fluker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fluker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fluker<7>
    • Gillsburg [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillsburg
      • Gillsburg [Amite County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Kentwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillsburg
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Kentwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kentwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kentwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kentwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kentwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kentwood. See our Newspapers Page for Kentwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kentwood ...

Looking for more information about Kentwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kentwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kentwood.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Kentwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish: www.tangicouncil.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Tangipahoa, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kentwood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kentwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Kentwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kentwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kentwood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kentwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kentwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kentwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9345, Longitude: -90.5149       In this case, the coordinates for Kentwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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