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Kenner
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

ZipCodes
70062, 70065

Motto
"Rivertown, USA"



Page Contents for Kenner, Louisiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge.
The population of Kenner is approximately 66,592 2006, 66702 2010.
The approximate number of families is 27,378 2000, 24844 2010.
The amount of land area in Kenner is 39.177 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 170.856 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kenner to Washington DC is 979 miles.
The distance to the Louisiana state capital is 58 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kenner is positioned 30.12 degrees north of the equator and 90.22 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kenner per capita income is $ 19,615 2000.
Kenner median income is $ 41,958 2005.
The Kenner median home price is $ 146,200 2005.

Location

about 13 miles from New Orleans in southeastern Louisiana. Other nearby communities include River Ridge, Metairie, St Rose, Waggaman, Elmwood, Harahan, Ama and Jefferson.
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History & History Related Items

Orginally laid out as Kennerville town in 1855, Kenner was built on the plantations of William Butler and Minor Kenner. Many museums and shops may be browsed in the city's historical and cultural district, Rivertown, USA.

Major growth began in the 1950s as land was developed, and swampland filled in. I-10 was built in the 1960s further improving access to the area.
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Attractions

A list of Kenner Attractions
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Kenner City Government

City of Kenner
1801 Williams Boulevard
Kenner, LA 70062
Phone: 504-468-7200

Kenner Historical Events

1982
In 1982, Pan Am flight 759 crashed in a residential area of Kenner. A total of 154 people were killed all 146 on board and 8 on the ground. Six houses were completely destroyed; five houses were substantially damaged.

Kenner Chamber

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
3421 N. Causeway Blvd, Ste 203
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-835-3880
Improving business, Improving Lives in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Chamber Of Commerce
3501 Chateau Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065-6205
Phone: 504-461-0177

Kenner Organizations

Jefferson Chamber of Commerce
3421 N. Causeway Blvd, Ste 203
Metairie, LA 70002
Phone: 504-835-3880
Improving business, Improving Lives in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Chamber Of Commerce
3501 Chateau Blvd
Kenner, LA 70065-6205
Phone: 504-461-0177

Kenner Libraries

North Kenner Library
630 W Esplanade Ave
Kenner, LA 70065-2743
Phone: 504-736-8730

Kenner Schools

Delgado Community College
1903 Short St
Kenner, LA 70062-7549
Phone: 504-471-2770 Kenner

Miscellany

The population of Kenner was:
1960 - 17,037
1979 - 60,524 1990 - 72,033
2000 - 70,517
2006 - 66,592

The number of housing units was:
1990 - 27,259
2000 - 27,378


Median age:
2000 - 34.5 years

Median household income:
2000 - $ 39,946
2005 - $ 41,958

Median house value:
2000 - $ 111,900
2005 - $ 146,200

Kenner is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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