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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Housing
    C+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    B+
  5. Diversity
    B-
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    C+
  8. Cost of Living
    C+
  9. Health & Fitness
    A
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    B-
Kent County is located in Rhode Island with a population of 163,861. In Kent County, most residents own their homes. In Kent County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Many young professionals live in Kent County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kent County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$224,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,038
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Kent County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    74
    282.7
  • Murder
    0.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    35.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    235.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,159
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    68.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Kent County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$70,223
National
$55,322

Kent County Reviews

2 reviews
Kent County is decent. I feel Coventry is the best part of Kent County. Warwick and West Warwick, I feel, are the worst parts. Schools in Warwick are poor, they can't afford the use of in-school laptops, and they couldn't even afford sports, and same goes for West Warwick, while Coventry has a good school system. Warwick is only populated because it's off of Route 37, and has an airport. Warwick is also running-down. The neighborhoods, look like they're falling apart. The only good parts of Warwick are, Warwick Neck, Gaspee Point, and Governor Francis Farms. West Warwick is decent, Arctic is the worst, and the only good parts in West Warwick is Lippit, Crompton, and Natick. Coventry, is very distant from house to house, and is very safe.
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Kent County is great for middle income families that want their kids to go to safe public schools without the outrageous cost of living as some other counties.