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Kent, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Kent had a population of 29,168 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Kent, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 29,168
Daytime Population: Workers 16,810
Daytime Population: Residents 14,557
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 31,367
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 23,123
Population in Familes 13,311
Population in Group Qrtrs 6,045
Population Density2 3,179
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $37,166
Average Household Income $54,963
Per Capita Income $20,252


Total Housing Units 11,415 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,784 (33.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,562 (57.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,069 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $153,760
Average Home Value $183,680


Total Households 10,346
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 4,606
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% 0.24%
Households 0.08% 0.23%
Families 0.32% -0.02%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

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, 2017 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 Density # 75 94th
Diversity Index # 109 91st
Median Household Income # 1092 10th
Per Capita Income # 1041 14th

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