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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans with a population of 67,253. Kenner is in Jefferson Parish. Living in Kenner offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kenner there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kenner and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kenner are above average.
About Kenner...
Population
67,253

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$170,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$944
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    41%
  • Own
    59%
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Kenner Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    153.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    29.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    96.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    354.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,588.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    190.6
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    17%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    16%
    13%

Working in Kenner

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$53,336
National
$55,322
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Kenner Reviews

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Kenner is a nice suburban area outside of the city. Typically safe, lots of families and kids. Better parts than others. I work and attend college outside of Kenner, my commute isn't too bad depending on traffic. Commutes from Kenner to New Orleans range from 20-40 minutes depending on traffic and weather. Some days as quick as 15. Other days, an hour. It is a casual commute, everyone makes it. Especially college kids. It gets tiresome and frustrating if everything you do is in New Orleans and you live in Kenner (trust me on this one) The local mall, Esplanade Mall, has gone downhill. Many stores have already closed down. A California based company just bought the mall and expect to revitalize it. I hope and believe so. . Kenner has about 3 gyms in the area and another one just opened up. From personal experience, I probably would not recommend the high schools in the area. However, they have tremendously improved since I attended. The elementary schools in the area seem to be good!
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I recently moved to Kenner, LA and I'm loving it so far! It's a quiet city for the most part and just about 15 minutes away from New Orleans if you would be interested in being near the city without living in it. The people are friendly and it's pretty safe. I walk alone from work at night and have not ran into any problems. I love the culture and there are plenty of colleges and universities close by!
There are places in Kenner that are nice, but the majority is average to below average. The schools are deplorable, so if you have children, I'd avoid this area. Otherwise, it can be pretty good. Make sure to research your specific neighborhood to see how it is in that particular area, because there is a lot of variation in the quality of life depending on where you live.