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Welcome to Kent ...

The city of Kent is located in Portage County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kent has a population of 29,640 people<2> (see below for details).

Kent was established in 1805.

The community of Kent is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Kent lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Kent: (330) & (234)<4>

The ZIP code for Kent: 44240<5>

Websites for Kent ...

Official Website: www.kentohio.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kent had an population of 29,640 people. This is an increase of 2.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kent had a population of 28,904 people (or 17.91% of the total population of Portage County). This makes Kent the county's most populous community.

The population of Kent represents 0.25% of the population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 48th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 28,904 people, the population of Kent increased 3.58% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 27,906 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kent.

Adding Kent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Kent in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kent was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Kent on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kent on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Kent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Kent - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri (3), Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kent.

Communities near Kent ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kent.

  • Akron [Summit County]
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    • Akron [Summit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 195,994 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akron
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akron<7>
  • Cuyahoga Falls [Summit County]
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    • Cuyahoga Falls [Summit County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,005 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuyahoga Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuyahoga Falls
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuyahoga Falls<7>
  • Barberton [Summit County]
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    • Barberton [Summit County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barberton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barberton<7>
  • Green [Summit County]
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    • Green [Summit County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,678 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Solon [Cuyahoga County]
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      • Solon [Cuyahoga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Solon have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Solon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Solon<7>
    • Hudson [Summit County]
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      • Hudson [Summit County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hudson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hudson<7>
    • Twinsburg [Summit County]
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      • Twinsburg [Summit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twinsburg<7>
    • North Canton [Stark County]
    • Streetsboro [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Streetsboro
      • Streetsboro [Portage County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,699 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streetsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Streetsboro<7>
    • Aurora [Portage County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aurora
      • Aurora [Portage County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aurora<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kent.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kent. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kent.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kent. Our list includes 16 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kent.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kent ...

Looking for more information about Kent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kent.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Ohio

About Portage County

About Ohio

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kent: www.kentohio.org/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Portage, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kent.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (234) is an overlay for area code (330).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kent) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kent. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1538, Longitude: -81.3582    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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