Kenner, city (1990 pop. 72,033), Jefferson parish, SE La., a suburb of New Orleans; inc. 1952. Kenner has grown since the 1970s into an area of moderate- to upper-income housing developments. The city has commercial activities, retail businesses, and manufacturing (electronics, food, chemicals, machinery, lumber). New Orleans International Airport is within the city limits, and Jefferson Downs racetrack is nearby.