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Welcome to Kennewick ...

The city of Kennewick is located on the Columbia River (southern Washington state).

Kennewick is located in Benton County<1>.

The pronunciation of Kennewick: KEN-uh-wik<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kennewick has a population of 84,265 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Kennewick.

The community of Kennewick is 540 feet [165 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Kennewick lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Kennewick is located in the (509) area code.

The ZIP code for Kennewick: 99336<5>

Websites for Kennewick ...

Official Website: www.ci.kennewick.wa.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kennewick had an population of 84,265 people. This is an increase of 14% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 54.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kennewick had a population of 73,917 people (or 42.2% of the total population of Benton County). This makes Kennewick the county's most populous community.

The population of Kennewick represents 1.1% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 73,917 people, the population of Kennewick increased 35.15% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 54,693 people).

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

Communities Also Named Kennewick ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Washington communities named Kennewick: This one is located in Benton County and the other is located in Yakima County.

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

Communities near Kennewick ...

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

  • Richland [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
    • Richland [Benton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Kennewick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,439 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<7>
  • West Richland [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Richland
    • West Richland [Benton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Kennewick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,423 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Richland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Richland<7>
  • Benton City [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton City
    • Benton City [Benton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Kennewick
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,477 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton City<7>
  • Ainsworth Junction [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ainsworth Junction
    • Ainsworth Junction [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Kennewick
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ainsworth Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ainsworth Junction
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Highland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Benton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Kennewick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Burbank [Walla Walla County]
    • Finley [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finley
      • Finley [Benton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Kennewick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Finley have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finley
    • Wallula [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallula
      • Wallula [Walla Walla County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Kennewick
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallula have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallula
    • Wallula Junction [Walla Walla County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallula Junction
      • Wallula Junction [Walla Walla County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Kennewick
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallula Junction
    • Eltopia [Franklin County]

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 Kennewick. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kennewick.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kennewick. 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 Kennewick.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kennewick. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kennewick.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kennewick ...

Looking for more information about Kennewick? 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 Kennewick, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kennewick.

Cities, Towns and Villages of Washington

About Benton County

About Washington

The official website for Kennewick: www.ci.kennewick.wa.us/

The official website for Benton County: www.co.benton.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Kennewick. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kennewick.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kennewick - 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 city (such as Kennewick). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kennewick 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kennewick) 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 Kennewick. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KennewickOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kennewick. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2153, Longitude: -119.1448    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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