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  4. Nightlife
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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  8. Weather
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Kent is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 29,811. Kent is in Portage County and is one of the best places to live in Ohio. Living in Kent offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Kent there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Kent and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Kent are highly rated.

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About Kent...
Population
29,811

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$801
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade B minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    63.8
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    10.1
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    26.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    218.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,058.4
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    43.7
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    38%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    7%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    23%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    national  12%

Working in Kent

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,993
National
$62,843

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