Kent, OH Population

By | June 30, 2019

Population: 27,906. Estimated population in 2021: 28,135 (+0.8% change)
Males: 12,793 (45.8%), Females: 15,113 (54.2%)

Portage County

Zip codes: 44240, 44243.

Median resident age: 22.9 years
Median household income: $29,582
Median house value: $113,300

Races in Kent:

  • White Non-Hispanic (85.3%)
  • Black (9.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Chinese (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: German (26.1%), Irish (15.1%), English (11.1%), Italian (10.8%), Polish (5.3%), United States (4.5%).

Elevation: 1097 feet

Land area: 8.7 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kent

  • High school or higher: 91.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 37.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kent city

  • Never married: 57.7%
  • Now married: 29.8%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 7.8%

4.4% Foreign born (2.5% Asia, 1.2% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -976 (-3.4%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Kent:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kent:

  • AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL (about 18 miles; AKRON, OH; Abbreviation: CAK)
  • CUYAHOGA COUNTY (about 29 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Abbreviation: CGF)
  • BURKE LAKEFRONT (about 34 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Abbreviation: BKL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kent:

  • KENT STATE UNIV (about 3 miles; KENT, OH; Abbreviation: 1G3)
  • PORTAGE COUNTY (about 9 miles; RAVENNA, OH; Abbreviation: 29G)
  • MILLS (about 10 miles; MANTUA, OH; Abbreviation: 7E3)
Amtrak station near Kent:

  • 12 miles: AKRON (906 E. BOWERY ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Kent:

  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (Full-time enrollment: 18,677; Public; Website: www.kent.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Kent:

  • UNIVERSITY OF AKRON MAIN CAMPUS (about 12 miles; AKRON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 16,801)
  • STARK STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 19 miles; CANTON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,324)
  • KENT STATE UNIVERSITY-STARK CAMPUS (about 19 miles; NORTH CANTON, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,053)
  • MOUNT UNION COLLEGE (about 24 miles; ALLIANCE, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,188)
  • JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Full-time enrollment: 3,861)
  • CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (about 30 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Full-time enrollment: 7,729)
  • CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 32 miles; CLEVELAND, OH; Full-time enrollment: 11,000)

Schools

Public high school in Kent:

  • ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,300; Location: 1400 N MANTUA ST; Grades: 08 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Kent:

  • STANTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 827; Location: 1175 HUDSON RD; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • BRIMFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 4182 STATE ROUTE 43; Grades: 01 – 06)
  • DAVEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 428; Location: 196 N PROSPECT ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • WALLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 416; Location: 900 DORAMOR ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • LONGCOY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: 1069 ELNO AVE; Grades: KG – 05)
  • HOLDEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 263; Location: 132 W SCHOOL ST; Grades: KG – 05)
  • FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 257; Location: 6662 STATE ROUTE 43; Grades: KG – 05)
  • KENT DIGITAL ACADEMY (Students: 26; Location: 321 N DEPEYSTER ST; Grades: 03 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Kent:

  • ST PATRICK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 393; Location: 127 PORTAGE STREET; Grades: KG – 8)

Libraries

Library in Kent:

  • KENT FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,986,238; Location: 312 W. MAIN ST.; 174,969 books; 9,509 audio materials; 6,609 video materials; 391 serial subscriptions)

 

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