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    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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Kenton County is located in Kentucky with a population of 163,987. Kenton County is one of the best places to live in Kentucky. Living in Kenton County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kenton County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kenton County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Kenton County are above average.
Population
163,987

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$763
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Kenton County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    63.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    37.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    308.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,168
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    157.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%

Working in Kenton County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$58,674
National
$55,322

Kenton County Reviews

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Throughout my, almost, 17 years of life, I’ve lived in many parts of Kenton County, Kentucky. I first grew up in Independence, close to Erlanger; then Independence again, closer to Florence; and now I currently live in Villa Hills. Even though they’re all different parts, I’ve honestly enjoyed all the schools, restaurants, and everything else that’s special and unique to the area. Although I plan to go to Western Kentucky University, I will definitely come back to the area whenever I can to not only visit family and friends, but make more memories that the county has made for me growing up.
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Kenton County is a beautiful part of Northern Kentucky. It is close to Cincinnati, has bus lines, and easy to find street signs. It has many dog parks and beautiful vistas of the Cincinnati skyline.
Kenton county is close knit in the neighborhood that is around. When tragedy struck in 2012 the community came together as one and helped each other.