Kent, Ohio Population 2022

28,077
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Kent is a city located in Portage County Ohio. Kent has a 2020 population of 28,077. Kent is currently declining at a rate of -0.25% annually and its population has decreased by -0.49% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,215 in 2010.

The average household income in Kent is $54,753 with a poverty rate of 23.93%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $789 per month, and the median house value is $154,400. The median age in Kent is 23.8 years, 24.2 years for males, and 23.5 years for females.

Kent Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kentwas:

  • White: 79.43%
  • Black or African American: 9.52%
  • Two or more races: 5.49%
  • Asian: 4.55%
  • Other race: 0.80%
  • Native American: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Kent, Ohio is 28,077 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 28,215.

Kent, Ohio Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,58979.43%
Black or African American2,8269.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native610.21%
Asian1,3524.55%
Some Other Race2390.80%
Two or More Races1,6315.49%
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Kent Population by Race

Kent Population Pyramid 2022

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Kent Median Age

24.1


Total

24.4


Male

23.7


Female

Kent Adults

There are 25,465 adults, (3,254 of whom are seniors) in Kent.

Kent Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

14.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent Sex Ratio

Female

15,441

51.99%

Male

14,257

48.01%

Kent Population by Age

Kent Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kent Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.8%24.2%
All41.2%58.8%
Female40.8%59.2%
Male38.9%61.1%
Non Family21.2%78.8%

41.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7922.2441.2
Married3,3903.1875.8
Male5093.2838.9
Female1,1212.9740.8
Non Family5,7721.4521.2

3.02

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

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Kent Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2041.44%
9th to 12th Grade5674.01%
High School Graduate3,49824.76%
Some College2,66118.83%
Associates Degree9136.46%
Bachelors Degree2,88720.43%
Graduate Degree3,39824.05%
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Kent Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kent Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Other Race989893
Asian725679501
White11,39210,7225,297
Hispanic26826887
Black1,1881,133283
2+ Races48848881
Native American5151

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 94.90%.

Kent Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,823$39,160$30,492
Less Than 9th Grade$19,688$33,466$18,384
High School Graduate$35,727$39,278$19,311
Some College$33,346$37,155$29,773
Bachelors Degree$38,056$40,240$36,691
Graduate Degree$46,929$58,309$43,750

$35,823

Average Earnings

$39,160

Average Male

$30,492

Average Female

Kent Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent Language by Age

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Kent Language

91.35% of Kent residents speak only English, while 8.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 3.01% of the population.

Kent Language

Kent Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native5151100.00%
Black2,19592041.91%
Asian1,13533929.87%
Hispanic53814627.14%
White18,9324,05421.41%
OtherNaN%
Multiple1,43127919.50%

23.93%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.21%

Male Poverty Rate

25.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent is Multiple, with 19.50% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 40.17%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.70%.

Kent Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.86%
High School16.98%
Some College14.53%
Bachelors or Greater9.62%

Kent Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed15.59%
Male Unemployed32.71%
Female Employed21.95%
Female Unemployed45.51%

Kent Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kent Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,809$59,602
Families$77,532$89,660
Married Families$97,090-
Non Families$22,060$30,659
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Income by Household Type

Kent Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

29.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.2%

Male Marriage Rate

29.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent Married by Age and Sex

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Kent Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Kent Marital Status by Race

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Kent Marital Status

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1,128

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War181
First Gulf War75
Vietnam389
Korea84
World War II

Kent Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3467
35 to 54333
55 to 64212
65 to 74311
75+205

Kent Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8494.09%
Black2008.97%
Asian171.37%
Other Race52.09%
2+ Races576.14%

Kent Veterans by Race

Kent Veterans by Education

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9.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.63%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent Veterans by Education

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65.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

Kent Employment by Age

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Kent Employment by Race

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Kent Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.45%

Born in Kent

92.87%

Native Born

7.13%

Foreign Born

6.05%

Non Citizen

1.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.87% of Kent residents were born in the United States, with 67.45% having been born in Ohio. 6.05% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kent Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18803,3090.00%
18903,5011920.57%
19004,5411,0402.64%
19104,488-53-0.12%
19207,0702,5824.65%
19308,3751,3051.71%
19408,5812060.24%
195012,4183,8373.77%
196017,8365,4183.69%
197028,18310,3474.68%
198026,164-2,019-0.74%
199028,8352,6710.98%
200027,906-929-0.33%
201028,9049980.35%
201128,835-69-0.24%
201228,766-69-0.24%
201328,697-69-0.24%
201428,628-69-0.24%
201528,559-69-0.24%
201628,490-69-0.24%
201728,421-69-0.24%
201828,352-69-0.24%
201928,283-69-0.24%
202028,215-68-0.24%
202128,146-69-0.24%
202228,077-69-0.25%

Kent Population by Year