Kent, OH

Census Place

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2022 Population
27,336
2.06% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
J. D. Vance
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
23.8
0.422% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
25.5%
9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$37,505
1.92% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$201,000
23.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,660
3.75% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Kent, OH had a population of 27.3k people with a median age of 23.8 and a median household income of $37,505. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kent, OH declined from 27,912 to 27,336, a −2.06% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,799 to $37,505, a 1.92% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.52%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.24%), and White (Hispanic) (1.17%).

None of the households in Kent, OH reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.2% of the residents in Kent, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent, OH are Kent State University at Kent (6,840 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Kent, OH was $201,000, and the homeownership rate was 42.7%.

Most people in Kent, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent, OH was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kent, OH is home to a population of 27.3k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.25% of Kent, OH residents were born outside of the country (1.44k people).

In 2022, there were 9.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.9k people) in Kent, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.2% of Kent, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kent, OH was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent, OH
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.9k ± 887
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.2k ± 597
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.51k ± 554
2.81%
Hispanic Population
768 people

In 2022, there were 9.95 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.9k people) in Kent, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.51k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.81% of the people in Kent, OH are hispanic (768 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,962 ± 6,288 people
  2. Mexico
    43,233 ± 5,095 people
  3. China
    34,193 ± 4,533 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,962 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,233 and China with 34,193.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.25%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.44k people
5.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.65k people

As of 2022, 5.25% of Kent, OH residents (1.44k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent, OH was 5.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    218 ± 98
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    212 ± 136
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    59 ± 61

Kent, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kent, OH employs 13.7k people. The largest industries in Kent, OH are Educational Services (2,465 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,332 people), and Retail Trade (1,532 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($115,355), Public Administration ($61,696), and Finance & Insurance ($54,250).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,975. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.7k
2022 Value
± 1,168
−3.75%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent, OH declined at a rate of −3.75%, from 14.2k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent, OH, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,052 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,489 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,361 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent, OH.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.7k
2022 Value
± 1,168
−3.75%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent, OH declined at a rate of −3.75%, from 14.2k employees to 13.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent, OH, are Educational Services (2,465 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,332 people), and Retail Trade (1,532 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent, OH, though some of these residents may live in Kent, OH and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$27,870
Median earning men ± $7,590
$14,636
Median earning women ± $2,713

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($91,250), Public Administration ($61,586), and Manufacturing ($59,458).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($115,625), Public Administration ($70,893), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,595).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 5.51M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Ohio.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ohio went to Donald J. Trump with 53.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (45.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.14%).

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing the state of Ohio. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Ohio

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Sherrod Brown
Senator from Ohio1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
J. D. Vance
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Sherrod Brown and J. D. Vance are the senators currently representing Ohio.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Ohio over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Ohio

Ohio is currently represented by 15 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Ohio have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kent, OH awarded 6,840 degrees. The student population of Kent, OH in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,548 male students and 16,306 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent, OH are White (5,167 and 79.4%), followed by Black or African American (526 and 8.08%), Hispanic or Latino (237 and 3.64%), and Two or More Races (218 and 3.35%).

The largest universities in Kent, OH by number of degrees awarded are Kent State University at Kent (6,840 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kent, OH are Registered Nursing (704 and 10.3%), General Psychology (343 and 5.01%), and General Business Administration & Management (343 and 5.01%).

The median tuition cost in Kent, OH for a public four year colleges is $11,218 for in-state students and $20,132 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kent, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 25,854 (36.9% men and 63.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 25,854 students enrolled in Kent, OH, 36.9% men and 63.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 18,840 records, of which 64% were women and 36% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 533 degrees awarded
  2. 343 degrees awarded
  3. 276 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kent, OH was Registered Nursing with 533 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
6,840 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kent State University at Kent with 6,840 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 2,362 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent, OH, which is 0.527 times less than the 4,478 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,167 degrees mean that there were 9.82 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 526 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($11,218) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($155) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.724% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.686% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.05M), Some college (1.98M), and Bachelors Degree (1.63M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent, OH was $201,000 in 2022, which is 0.713 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,100 to $201,000, a 23.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent, OH is 42.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kent, OH have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kent, OH is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kent, OH is $37,505. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kent, OH was Census Tract 6013 with a value of $88,429, followed by Census Tract 6014 and Census Tract 6012, with respective values of $39,090 and $35,417.

Property

$201,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$18,871
$4,371
Median Property Taxes
±$602

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Rent vs Own

42.7%
Homeownership
2022
62.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 42.7% of the housing units in Kent, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 40.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6013
  2. Census Tract 6014
  3. Census Tract 6012

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent, OH was Census Tract 6013 with a value of $88,429, followed by Census Tract 6014 and Census Tract 6012, with respective values of $39,090 and $35,417.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$37,505
Median Household Income
± $3,816
10.2k
Number of Households
± 1,003

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Kent, OH grew to $37,505 from the previous year's value of $36,799.

The following chart displays the households in Kent, OH distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kent, OH is from Ohio.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2022, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0361% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Ohio was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Ohio in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.8%)
  3. Walked (8.22%)

In 2022, 67.6% of workers in Kent, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.8%) and those who walked to work (8.22%).

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Commute Time

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent, OH have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Kent, OH have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kent, OH distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent, OH have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent, OH (5.58k out of 21.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent, OH is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

95.2% of the population of Kent, OH has health coverage, with 55.5% on employee plans, 18.7% on Medicaid, 8.87% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 0.895% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Portage County, OH see 2708 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.02% increase from the previous year (2507 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2111 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 444 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,708 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Portage County, OH

Primary care physicians in Portage County, OH see an average of 2,708 patients per year. This represents a 8.02% increase from the previous year (2,507 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Portage County, OH in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.7% under 18 years, 43% between 18 and 34 years, 24.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.2% were men and 54.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.85%
Uninsured
55.5%
Employer Coverage
18.7%
Medicaid
8.87%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
0.895%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent, OH grew by 5.9% from 4.58% to 4.85%.

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