A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,000
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$755
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    178
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    7
    41
  • Robbery
    30
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    426
    525
  • Theft
    1,197
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    23
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,619
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    24%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Kent is amazing, the people are very friendly and welcoming! I am an international student here at Kent State University. Ive been very involved in the community and its really been a great experience. People around here are excited to learn about me and where I come from and they have taken the time to show me the town and teach me things about Kent. There are some of the best places to eat downtown and the night life is always fun on the weekends. There is a lot of construction that happens around campus, but nothing extreme. Overall it has been a great community to be apart of for the past few years.
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Kent is a great town for many reasons. One of the reasons being, is that Kent is generally a clean city. There is barely any litter on the streets of Kent. The city of Kent does an outstanding job of enforcing the cleanliness of our environment. Another reason is that there are many local businesses in downtown Kent, rather than your basic food chains. They offer a variety of food, and clothing stores. They definitely support small business shops and owners, which I find important. I have lived in Kent for about two years now, and immediately realized the cleanliness and the support of the city. Kent, deserves a four star rating for these reasons.
Kent, while known for being a college town, is also a great community for those not affiliated with KSU. Downtown offers many local businesses and one-of-a-kind restaurants. The school system is diverse and offers many career prep programs as well as art and music classes. Because of its location on the Cuyahoga river, many residents participate in hiking, biking, and kayaking as well as other outdoor activities.