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Kennewick, Washington
Location of Kennewick, Washington
Location of Kennewick, Washington
Coordinates: 46°12′13″N 119°9′33″W / 46.20361, -119.15917
Country United States
State Washington
County Benton
Area
 - Total 24.3 sq mi (63.0 km²)
 - Land 22.9 sq mi (59.4 km²)
 - Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km²)
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 54,693
 - Density 2,384.9/sq mi (920.8/km²)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 99336-99338
Area code(s) 509
FIPS code 53-35275[1]
GNIS feature ID 1512347[2]

Kennewick is a city in Benton County in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Washington, near the Hanford nuclear site. It is the most populous of the three cities collectively referred to as the Tri-Cities (the others being Pasco and Richland). Kennewick is located along the southwest bank of the Columbia River, opposite Pasco and just south of the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima rivers. The population was 54,693 at the 2000 census. This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Washington counties This is a list of counties in Washington. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ...  PST or UTC-8 The Pacific Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting eight hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-8). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Mr. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... North American area code 509 is a state of Washington telephone area code which covers central and eastern Washington, including Spokane, Yakima, and Walla Walla. ... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Benton County is a county located in the south central of the state of Washington. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Hanford Site plutonium production reactors along the Columbia River during the Manhattan Project. ... Central Richland as seen from the Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve. ... Pasco (IPA: ) is a city located in Franklin County, in the state of Washington, USA. Pasco is the county seat of Franklin CountyGR6. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ... Washington State Route 10 winds past the Yakima River (©2004 Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust) The Yakima River south of Union Gap The Yakima River is a tributary of the Columbia River in eastern Washington state, named for the indigenous Yakama people. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

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History

Kennewick was officially incorporated on February 5, 1904. Previously, the town had been known by many names, arguably the strangest was "Tehe" which was allegedly attributed to the reaction from a native girl's laughter when asked the name of the region. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The name "Kennewick" is believed to be a native word meaning "grassy place." It has also been called "winter paradise," mostly because of the mild winters in the area.


Kennewick Man is the name for the remains of a prehistoric man found on a bank of the Columbia River nearby, having Caucasian features, despite being indigenous and living 16,000 years ago. Ownership of the bones has been a matter of great controversy. The reconstructed face of the Kennewick Man. ... Typical Caucasoid skull Caucasoid is a racial classification usually used as part of a phenotypal system, also including other classifications such as Australoid, Mongoloid, Negroid, and sometimes others such as Capoid. ...


Attractions

Kennewick is the host city of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, as well as of the Arena Football League's Tri-Cities Fever. They both play their home games in the Toyota Center, which hosts many other regional events as well. Every year during the summer, hydroplane racing takes place at the Water Follies event on the Columbia River. Residents from all of southeastern Washington come to Kennewick to shop in the city's commercial district, the center point of which is Columbia Center Mall. The Tri-City Americans are a major junior hockey team of the Western Hockey League, based in Kennewick, Washington. ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... The Tri-Cities Fever is a professional indoor football team in the National Indoor Football League. ... The Toyota Center is a 5,780-seat multi-purpose arena in Kennewick, Washington. ... Look up hydroplane in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Columbia Center Mall is a shopping mall located in northwestern Kennewick, Washington, owned by Simon Property Group. ...


Geography

The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). Taken in January, this photo does not show the spectacular spring flower display.
The view from Badger Mountain Centennial Preserve in Richland looking toward south Richland (foreground), Kennewick (upper right) and Pasco (across the Columbia River). Taken in January, this photo does not show the spectacular spring flower display.

Kennewick is located at 46°12′13″N, 119°9′33″W (46.203475, -119.15927)[3]. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 712 KB) Summary Richland in the foreground, Pasco across the Columbia River and Kennewick to the upper right. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1984x1488, 712 KB) Summary Richland in the foreground, Pasco across the Columbia River and Kennewick to the upper right. ... Richland Police Station in foreground. ... Pasco is a cornish form of the name Pascal. ... The Columbia River (French: fleuve Columbia) is a river in the Pacific Northwest region of North America. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 24.3 square miles (63 km²), of which, 22.9 square miles (59.4 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km²) of it (5.67%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 54,693 people, 20,786 households, and 14,176 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,384.9 people per square mile (920.9/km²). There were 22,043 housing units at an average density of 961.2/sq mi (371.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.93% White, 1.14% Black or African American, 0.93% Native American, 2.12% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 9.4% from other races, and 3.37% from two or more races. 15.55% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race. 18.2% were of German, 9.6% English, 8.5% Irish and 8.5% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 84.6% spoke English and 12.5% Spanish as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


There were 20,786 households out of which 37.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.6 and the average family size was 3.15. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 29.6% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.3 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $41,213, and the median income for a family was $50,011. Males had a median income of $41,589 versus $26,022 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,152. About 9.7% of families and 12.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Education

Public schools located in the city are part of the Kennewick School District. The Kennewick School District has thirteen elementary schools (Amistad, Canyon View, Cascade, Eastgate, Edison, Hawthorne, Lincoln, Ridge View, Southgate, Sunset View, Vista, Washington, Westgate), four middle schools (Park, Highlands, Desert Hills, Horse Heaven Hills), three high schools: Kennewick High School (the Lions), Kamiakin High School (the Braves), and Southridge High School (the Suns), and a vocational school operated by Kennewick and other local school districts, the Tri-Tech Skills Center. The Kennewick School District is the largest employer in the city of Kennewick, Washington. ... Kennewick High School is a public high school located in eastern Kennewick, Washington. ... Kamiakins sports teams are called the Braves. ... Southridge High School, built in 1995, was the third 4A high school constructed in Kennewick, Washington, located at 3320 S. Union Loop Road. ...


Trivia

Kennewick's one and only 7-Eleven location was the #1 Slurpee seller on the West Coast and #1 in the US in late summer 2007 and is expected to be the #1 Slurpee seller in the world later in mid-summer 2008. For other uses, see 7-Eleven (disambiguation). ...


Famous residents

Rick Emerson is a radio personality most famous for The Rick Emerson Show, which was broadcast on a number of radio stations in Portland, Oregon and was nationally syndicated for a period from 1998-2001. ... Jeremy Allen Bonderman (born October 28, 1982, in Kennewick, Washington) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 5, 6, 16, 23, 42, Cobb Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Other nicknames The Bengals, The Tigs, Motor City Kitties Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium (1912-1999) Briggs Stadium (1938-1960) Navin... Damon Lusk(born September 18, 1977, in [Kennewick, Washington|Kennewick, WA]]), is a stock car racer. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... James Ray Mansfield (January 21, 1941, Bakersfield, California-November 3, 1996, Grand Canyon, Arizona) was a National Football League center for the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers. ... NFL redirects here. ... Steelers redirects here. ... Sharon Marie Tate (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) was a Golden Globe-nominated American actress. ... This article or section includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Danica Stewart (born August 2, 1983) is an American actress. ... Joseph Santos (Born March 22 1965 in Los Angeles, California) is a contemporary American Artist/watercolorist. ... Adam Carriker, (born on May 6, 1984), is a defensive end for the St. ... Kimo von Oelhoffen (born January 30, 1971 in Kaunakakai, Hawaii) is an American football defensive end for the New York Jets of the NFL. He played college football at Boise State University and was selected with the first pick of the sixth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the...

Sister cities

Kennewick has the following sister cities [1]: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

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External links

  • City of Kennewick
  • Tri-City Herald newspaper
  • NCWJobs.com - Kennewick jobs, Kennewick employers, and relocation information
  • Kennewick, Washington is at coordinates 46°12′13″N 119°09′33″W / 46.203475, -119.15927 (Kennewick, Washington)Coordinates: 46°12′13″N 119°09′33″W / 46.203475, -119.15927 (Kennewick, Washington)

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Kennewick is located along the southwest bank of the Columbia River, opposite Pasco, Washington, and just south of the confluence of the Columbia and Yakima rivers and northeast of the Walla Walla River.
Kennewick is also the host city of the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League, as well as of the 2005 National Indoor Football League champions, the Tri-Cities Fever.
Kennewick Man is the name for the remains of a prehistoric man found on a bank of the Columbia River nearby, sometimes thought to have Caucasian features, despite being indigenous and living 9000 years ago.
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