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Kentwood is a rural town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana near the Mississippi border. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,205. Kentwood is best known for being the hometown of pop singer Britney Spears. Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town In American English, a town is usually a municipal corporation that is smaller than a city but larger than a village. ... Tangipahoa Parish is a parish located in the state of Louisiana. ... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Senators Mary Landrieu (D) David Vitter (R) Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455... Jump to: navigation, search State nickname: Magnolia State Other U.S. States Capital Jackson Largest city Jackson Governor Haley Barbour (R) Senators Thad Cochran (R) Trent Lott (R) Official languages English Area 125,546 km² (32nd)  - Land 121,606 km²  - Water 3,940 km² (3%) Population (2000)  - Population 2,697... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... Jump to: navigation, search Britney Spears performs on the National Mall in Washington, DC, September of 2003. ...


Water from Kentwood is bottled and popularly marketed in New Orleans under the Kentwood Spring Water label. Jump to: navigation, search Water (from the Old English word wæter; c. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...

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History

Founded by Amos Kent.


Geography

Location of Kentwood, Louisiana

Kentwood is located at 30°56'10" North, 90°30'55" West (30.936116, -90.515389)1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias LA county maps by Catbar. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 17.9 km² (6.9 mi²). 17.9 km² (6.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.14% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Jump to: navigation, search A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,205 people, 850 households, and 559 families residing in the town. The population density is 123.0/km² (318.4/mi²). There are 979 housing units at an average density of 54.6/km² (141.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 34.42% White, 64.85% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. Jump to: navigation, search A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year 2000. ... 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. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ...


There are 850 households out of which 30.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.6% are married couples living together, 28.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.2% are non-families. 29.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.28. Jump to: navigation, search Marriage is a legal, social, and religious relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 80.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 73.7 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $17,297, and the median income for a family is $23,889. Males have a median income of $25,583 versus $15,200 for females. The per capita income for the town is $11,171. 37.6% of the population and 29.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 49.2% of those under the age of 18 and 32.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Singer Britney Spears was raised in Kentwood. Jump to: navigation, search Britney Spears performs on the National Mall in Washington, DC, September of 2003. ...


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Kentwood is a town located in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.
Kentwood was the hometown of pop artist Britney Spears and jazz pianist Little Brother Montgomery.
Water from Kentwood is bottled and popularly marked in New Orleans under the Kentwood Spring Water label.
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