Neighbourhood Guide

Kennedy

In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Kennedy has a consistent population, and is popular with people in their 50s, people in their 60s, people in their 70s, and people over 80. Kennedy is a neighbourhood in south Hamilton. Mostly residential, there are a variety of shops and restaurants on Rymal Road W and Upper James Street. The area is located just north of the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

People & Families in Kennedy

Families with kids make up 21% of households in this neighbourhood, while couples without children make up 31% of households and 43% of households are one person living alone. People in Kennedy come from 32 different ethnic origins, and 31% are first-generation immigrants, while 31% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

875

Neighbourhood Population

1,879

Household Size

  • 1 person - 42%
  • 2 persons - 34%
  • 3 persons - 6%
  • 4 persons - 9%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 43%
  • Non-family households - 2%
  • Families with children - 21%
  • Couples without children - 31%
  • Multiple families in household - 2%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 17%
  • 2 children - 19%
  • 3 or more children - 5%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 7%
  • 15 to 64 years - 40%
  • 65 years and over - 51%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • English - 25%
  • Italian - 20%
  • Canadian - 16%
  • Scottish - 16%
  • Irish - 14%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 0%
  • 25 to 34 years - 1%
  • 35 to 44 years - 5%
  • 45 to 54 years - 8%
  • 55 to 64 years - 11%
  • 65 to 74 years - 19%
  • 75 to 84 years - 32%
  • 85 years and over - 19%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 2%
  • 5 to 9 years - 2%
  • 10 to 14 years - 3%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 7%
  • 30 to 39 years - 4%
  • 40 to 49 years - 6%
  • 50 to 59 years - 11%
  • 60 to 69 years - 10%
  • over 70 years - 43%

Kennedy Schools

Kennedy has great elementary schools, elementary special programs, and secondary special programs. There are 6 public schools and 5 Catholic schools serving this neighbourhood. The special programs offered at local schools include Advanced Placement and French Immersion.

Public Schools

6

Catholic Schools

5

Having Fun in Kennedy

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. There are 1 parks in Kennedy, with 4 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 4.

Number of Parks

1

Number of Recreation Facilities

4

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playground - 1
  • Basketball Court - 1
  • Splash Pad - 1
  • Sports Court - 1
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Getting Around in Kennedy

There are 26 transit stops in this neighbourhood. In Kennedy, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 78%
  • Commute to another city - 24%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 91%
  • Transit - 5%
  • Walk/bike - 2%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 36%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 13%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 8%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 26%

Work and Education in Kennedy

In Kennedy, 29% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 72% have any postsecondary education. The educational services industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 16%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 13%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 11%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 9%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 8%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 4%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 6%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 5%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 5%
  • $200,000 and over - 4%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 22%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 15%
  • Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services - 14%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Educational services - 12%
  • Retail trade - 11%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%

Employment

  • Employed - 34% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 1% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 62% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Kennedy Homes

In Kennedy, there are mostly townhouses and duplexes. This neighbourhood has a consistent population, with 24% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 8% having moved within the past year. It has a mix of older and newer homes and is mostly owner-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 37%
  • Semi-detached house - 0%
  • Duplex - 0%
  • Row house - 60%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 0%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 0%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 38%
  • Not condominium - 61%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 19%
  • 2 bedrooms - 42%
  • 3 bedrooms - 19%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 16%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 28%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 30%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 23%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 5%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 0%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 9%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 64%
  • Renter - 33%

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