Kent, OH

Census Place

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2020 Population
29,698
0.379% 1-year decline
US Senator
Sherrod Brown
Democratic Party
US Senator
Rob Portman
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
24.1
1.26% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.9%
19.2% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$36,809
11.6% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$154,400
5.25% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
15,129
0.611% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Kent, OH had a population of 29.7k people with a median age of 24.1 and a median household income of $36,809. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kent, OH declined from 29,811 to 29,698, a −0.379% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,993 to $36,809, a 11.6% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent, OH are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.06%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.55%), and White (Hispanic) (1.38%).

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.

94% of the residents in Kent, OH are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent, OH are Kent State University at Kent (7,303 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Kent, OH was $154,400, and the homeownership rate was 41.2%.

Most people in Kent, OH drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent, OH was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kent, OH is home to a population of 29.7k people, from which 94% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.13% of Kent, OH residents were born outside of the country (2.12k people).

In 2020, there were 8.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Kent, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94%
2020 Citizenship
93.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94% of Kent, OH residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kent, OH was 93.5%, 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)
    23.2k ± 838
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.69k ± 602
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.57k ± 502
2.61%
Hispanic Population
774 people

In 2020, there were 8.62 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.2k people) in Kent, OH than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.69k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.57k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.61% of the people in Kent, OH are hispanic (774 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    65,307 ± 6,257 people
  2. Mexico
    43,106 ± 5,088 people
  3. China
    34,944 ± 4,583 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Ohio was India, the natal country of 65,307 Ohio residents, followed by Mexico with 43,106 and China with 34,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

7.13%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.12k people
7.79%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.32k people

As of 2020, 7.13% of Kent, OH residents (2.12k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent, OH was 7.79%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    389 ± 125
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    181 ± 139
  3. Korea
    68 ± 65

Kent, OH has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kent, OH employs 15.1k people. The largest industries in Kent, OH are Educational Services (2,359 people), Retail Trade (2,322 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,159 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,750), Public Administration ($51,094), and Wholesale Trade ($49,803).

Males in Ohio have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,988. The income inequality in Ohio (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.1k
2020 Value
± 1,161
−0.611%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kent, OH declined at a rate of −0.611%, from 15.2k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent, OH, are Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (2,028 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,929 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,403 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

15.1k
2020 Value
± 1,161
−0.611%
1 Year decline
± 10.5%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kent, OH declined at a rate of −0.611%, from 15.2k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent, OH, are Educational Services (2,359 people), Retail Trade (2,322 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,159 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

$21,871
Median earning men ± $2,967
$15,957
Median earning women ± $2,248

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,566), Public Administration ($52,500), and Wholesale Trade ($51,471).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($103,265), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,824), and Manufacturing ($32,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Ohio. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $57.8B
  2. $53.5B
  3. $52.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio product (by dollars) was Machinery with $57.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($53.5B) and Mixed freight ($52.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Ohio products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$685B
2020 Value in Ohio
$1.25T
Projected 2050 Value in Ohio
81.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Ohio trade was $685B. This is expected to increase 81.7% to $1.25T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Ohio trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Ohio to other states, or from other states to Ohio.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $46.1B
  2. $39.9B
  3. $32.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Ohio domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Michigan with $46.1B, followed by Indiana with $39.9B and Pennsylvania and $32.3B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Ohio shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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 16 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
Rob Portman
Senator from Ohio3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman 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 16 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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In 2020, universities in Kent, OH awarded 7,303 degrees. The student population of Kent, OH in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 9,989 male students and 16,833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent, OH are White (5,560 and 80.8%), followed by Black or African American (522 and 7.58%), Hispanic or Latino (241 and 3.5%), and Two or More Races (205 and 2.98%).

The largest universities in Kent, OH by number of degrees awarded are Kent State University at Kent (7,303 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kent, OH are Registered Nursing (658 and 9.01%), General Business Administration & Management (348 and 4.77%), and General Psychology (345 and 4.72%).

The median tuition cost in Kent, OH for a public four year colleges is $10,810 for in-state students and $19,686 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Kent, OH, the percentage of applicants admitted was 84.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 25.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 26,822 (37.2% men and 62.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 26,822 students enrolled in Kent, OH, 37.2% men and 62.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 19,768 records, of which 63.5% were women and 36.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 345 degree-majors awarded
  2. 309 degree-majors awarded
  3. 476 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kent, OH was General Psychology with 345 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kent, OH according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
7,303 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kent State University at Kent with 7,303 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

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In 2020, 2,456 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent, OH, which is 0.507 times less than the 4,847 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,560 degrees mean that there were 10.7 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 522 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 ($10,810) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

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 2020, 0.598% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.606% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (3.02M), Some college (2.03M), and Bachelors Degree (1.54M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Kent, OH was $154,400 in 2020, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $146,700 to $154,400, a 5.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent, OH is 41.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kent, OH have an average commute time of 21.9 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 $36,809. In 2020, the place with the highest median household income in Kent, OH was Census Tract 6013 with a value of $79,734, followed by Census Tract 6014 and Census Tract 6012, with respective values of $38,816 and $27,900.

Property

$154,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$11,348
$4,447
Median Property Taxes
±$560

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent, OH the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kent, OH compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

41.2%
Homeownership
2020
59.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 41.2% of the housing units in Kent, OH were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 39%.

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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 2020, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent, OH was Census Tract 6013 with a value of $79,734, followed by Census Tract 6014 and Census Tract 6012, with respective values of $38,816 and $27,900.

The following map shows all of the places in Kent, OH colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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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.
$36,809
Median Household Income
± $7,622
10.8k
Number of Households
± 948

In 2020, the median household income of the 10.8k households in Kent, OH grew to $36,809 from the previous year's value of $32,993.

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.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Ohio
0.46
2019 Wage GINI in Ohio

In 2020, the income inequality in Ohio was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.751% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Walked (7.55%)

In 2020, 73.5% of workers in Kent, OH drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who walked to work (7.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

21.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent, OH have a shorter commute time (21.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.743% 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

23.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent, OH (5.79k out of 24.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. 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 Asian.

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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95.1% of the population of Kent, OH has health coverage, with 55.2% on employee plans, 18.1% on Medicaid, 7.95% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Ohio was $8,712 in 2014. This is a 5.14% increase from the previous year ($8,286).

Primary care physicians in Portage County, OH see 2507 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.95% increase from the previous year (2459 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2110 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 463 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Ohio, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Portage County, OH

Primary care physicians in Portage County, OH see an average of 2,507 patients per year. This represents a 1.95% increase from the previous year (2,459 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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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Ohio across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 43.1% between 18 and 34 years, 25% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47% were men and 53% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.93%
Uninsured
55.2%
Employer Coverage
18.1%
Medicaid
7.95%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
1.15%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent, OH grew by 8.9% from 4.53% to 4.93%.

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