Kenton, Ohio Population 2024

7,812

Kenton is a city located in Hardin County and Marion County Ohio. Kenton has a 2024 population of 7,812. It is also the county seat of Hardin County. Kenton is currently declining at a rate of -0.46% annually and its population has decreased by -1.83% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,958 in 2020.

The average household income in Kenton is $57,058 with a poverty rate of 20.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kenton is 40.1 years, 38.3 years for males, and 41.1 years for females.

Kenton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kenton was:

  • White: 94.91%
  • Two or more races: 3.21%
  • Black or African American: 0.86%
  • Other race: 0.52%
  • Asian: 0.43%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
  • Native American: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
5.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,562.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.83% (-146)
The current population of Kenton, Ohio is 7,812 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,958.

Kenton, Ohio Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,29494.91%
Two or more races2473.21%
Black or African American660.86%
Other race400.52%
Asian330.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.07%
Native American00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Kenton Population by Race

Kenton Population Pyramid 2024

Kenton Median Age

40.1

Total

38.3

Male

41.1

Female

Kenton Adults

There are 5,868 adults, (1,505 of whom are seniors) in Kenton.

Kenton Age Dependency

76.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Kenton Sex Ratio

Female3,82449.76%
Male3,86150.24%

Kenton Population by Age

Kenton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,2982.2667.232.8
Married1,3253.0382.917.1
Non Family1,2911.1456.943.1
Female4372.9358.641.4
Male2452.7851.848.2

2.9

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kenton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1593.22%
9th to 12th Grade2615.29%
High School Graduate2,42849.24%
Some College1,00420.36%
Associates Degree2284.62%
Bachelors Degree61212.41%
Graduate Degree2394.85%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kenton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kenton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,6814,277818
2+ Races1261160
Black66660
Hispanic433723
Asian333333
Other Race600
Islander550

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Kenton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$36,603$47,031$26,698
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$32,904$34,799$27,059
Some College$31,125$45,375$24,167
Bachelors Degree$45,205$111,923$29,815
Graduate Degree$69,600$73,233$0

$36,603

Average Earnings

$47,031

Average Male

$26,698

Average Female

Kenton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kenton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kenton Language

98.47% of Kenton residents speak only English, while 1.53% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Kenton Language

Kenton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White7,0201,37619.6%
Multiple24711144.94%
Black591220.34%

20.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.67%

Male Poverty Rate

24.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kenton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kenton is Multiple, with 44.94% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kenton is White, with 19.6% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.61%.

Kenton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.08%
High School18.29%
Bachelors or Greater10.87%
Some College9.77%

Kenton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed36.14%
Female Employed7.75%
Male Employed3.11%
Male Unemployed2.9%

Kenton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kenton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$46,809$57,058
Families$53,293$69,741
Married Families$69,279$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,901$35,779

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kenton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

44.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kenton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kenton Marriage

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

Kenton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kenton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

541

Number of Veterans

541

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam149
Korea107
First Gulf War93
Second Gulf War88
World War II0

Kenton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+136
35 to 54125
55 to 64117
65 to 7482
18 to 3481

Kenton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5349.58%
2+ Races73.83%

Kenton Veterans by Race

Kenton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kenton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

8.3%

Unemployment Rate

Kenton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kenton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kenton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

84.72%

Born in Kenton

99.87%

Native Born

0.13%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.87% of Kenton residents were born in the United States, with 84.72% having been born in Ohio. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kenton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,629-37-0.48%
20287,666-36-0.47%
20277,702-37-0.48%
20267,739-36-0.46%
20257,775-37-0.47%
20247,812-36-0.46%
20237,848-37-0.47%
20227,885-49-0.62%
20217,934-24-0.3%
20207,958-226-2.76%
20198,184-11-0.13%
20188,19550.06%
20178,190-23-0.28%
20168,213-26-0.32%
20158,239-46-0.56%
20148,285140.17%
20138,27120.02%
20128,269-35-0.42%
20118,304-35-0.42%
20108,33930.04%
20008,336-20-0.24%
19908,356-249-2.89%
19808,6052903.49%
19708,315-432-4.94%
19608,7472723.21%
19508,47588211.62%
19407,5935247.41%
19307,069-621-8.08%
19207,6905057.03%
19107,1853334.86%
19006,8521,29523.3%
18905,5571,61741.04%
18803,9401,33050.96%
18702,61000%
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Kenton Population by Year