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Kent, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Kent had a population of 29,134 as of July 1, 2016. Kent ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kent is located at latitude 41.1491 and longitude -81.3611 in Portage County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kent (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.18 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Portage County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,063 feet.

The City of Kent (GNIS ID: 2395512) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kent population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kent: Carthage, Franklin, Franklin Mills, Lower Village.

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Kent, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 29,134
Population in Households 23,101
Population in Familes 13,317
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,033
Population Density1 3,175
Diversity Index2 38


Total Households 10,323
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 4,610
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,739 (32.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,584 (57.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,048 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $149,923
Average Home Value $178,901


Median Household Income $35,190
Average Household Income $52,252
Per Capita Income $19,286
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.13% 0.26%
Households 0.05% 0.24%
Families 0.38% -0.01%
Median Household Income   -0.13%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kent, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 96th
Population Density1 # 73 94th
Diversity Index2 # 112 91st
Median Household Income # 1087 11th
Per Capita Income # 1036 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.