Kent, Ohio 

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Population

29,319

+3.2% since 2020

Unemployment Rate

4.6%

Median Income

$35,210

Median Home Price

$179,800

Median Age

23.3

Comfort Index (Climate)

9.1 / 4.3

summer / winter

OH Gifts

Best Places to Live in Kent, Ohio

Mid-sized industrial city - Northeastern Ohio, 40 miles south of Cleveland. August, June and September are the most pleasant months in Kent, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

Kent, OH Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
Pros
Revitalizing economy
Nearby recreation
Close to Cleveland
Cons
Entertainment
Cloudy, wet climate
Industrial landscape


What Bert Has To Say About Akron Metro Area

Akron is known as an industrial center and center of the U.S. rubber industry. The area once produced over half the tires made in the United States, in addition to manufacturing other rubber, plastic, and chemical products. Although the majority of the production has shifted south and overseas, Akron remains a corporate center for tire companies, including Goodyear, Uniroyal-Goodrich, and GenCorp. The city has a strong pro-business climate and a strategic location to many US markets, and is slowly increasing its service-economy base.


QUICK FACTS

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Country: United States
State: Ohio
County: Portage County
Metro Area: Akron Metro Area
Political Ideology: Leaning liberal
City: Kent
Zip Codes: 44240 44243
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1027 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Kent is 4.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Kent jobs have increased by 0.8%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Kent's cost of living is 18.3% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Kent's Cost of Living

WEATHER & CLIMATE
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VOTING
In the last Presidential election, Portage county remained strongly Republican, 55.4% to 43.0%. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Kent's population is 29,319 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.2%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 20.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Kent is Real Estate: $179,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 5.4%.

SCHOOLS
Kent public schools spend $13,134 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.3 students per teacher in Kent. More Education



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Housing Market in Kent

It's a good time to buy in Kent. Home Appreciation is up 11.0% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Kent is $179,800.

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Reviews for Kent   3 Reviews
Diverse Community - 5/16/2009
Kent is a great community which has a lot of character. Kent has an interesting history and great Educational community. Kent was my home for 23 years and I often wish... Read More

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NOT family friendly - 4/12/2008
I have lived in Kent for 10 years have witnessed a steady but sharp decline in the quality of life here. First off, violent crime rose 101% in 2007. Second, most... Read More

Horrifically Depressing - 4/26/2007
We have lived in Kent about a year and can't wait to leave. I've never seen a place with so little sunshine. Granted, the summers are nice, but it's still rainy and... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN KENT, OHIO
44240 44243

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