Kent, Ohio

Kent: City in Portage County, Ohio, United States of America


Kent is a city located in the county of Portage in the U.S. state of Ohio. Its population at the 2010 census was 28,904 and a population density of 1,202 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 29,319 inhabitants.

The city was created 218 years ago in 1805.

A small town with a big heart, Kent is the perfect place to call home.

Kent is located in Portage County, Ohio and it's the largest city within the county. The city is located along the Cuyahoga River in Northeast Ohio on the western edge of the county. It's home to roughly 30,000 residents, who all enjoy a high quality of life, great schools, and plenty of opportunities for recreation and entertainment.

The city has been a staple of Portage County since 1805 when it was first founded by William Wetmore and John Kidd, who were both pioneers from New York State. The two men set up camp on what would become known as Kent's Creek and later established their homesteads along the banks of this stream. They were also instrumental in helping establish other nearby communities within Portage County such as Ravenna Township which was named after English poet John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost or Newcomerstown which was named after another New York native named John Newcomer who had settled there earlier that same year with his family members from Pennsylvania after he had been granted land rights by one General Winfield Scott who had served under George Washington during his time in office before becoming Governor over Virginia after leaving military service but later

Kent locator map
Location of Kent on Ohio map.

Quick Facts about Kent

Population : 29,319 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Ohio (United States)
County : Portage County
Area : 24.05 km2
Named for : Marvin Kent
Altitude : 1,050 feet / 320 meters
Establishment : November 11, 1805 (218 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 23:32:56 (22nd February 2024)
Postal code : 44240
Density : 1,219 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.42% (2010-2020)
Downtown Kent 2013 image
Downtown Kent 2013
Downtown Kent 2013 image


Kent is located at 41°9'13"N 81°21'28"W (41.1536700, -81.3578900).

Kent map


The population of Kent increased by 1.42% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 28,904 - census
2011 29,003 0.34% estimation process
2012 29,598 2.01% estimation process
2013 29,610 0.04% estimation process
2014 29,665 0.19% estimation process
2015 29,783 0.4% estimation process
2016 30,060 0.92% estimation process
2017 29,939 -0.4% estimation process
2018 29,586 -1.19% estimation process
2019 29,646 0.2% estimation process
2020 29,319 -1.12% estimation process

Kent zip code is 44240. County name: Portage, County fips: 39133

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People born in Kent (17)

People born in Kent, including Union Army general Lucius Fairchild, politician Martin L. Davey, politician Paul L. Patterson, .


  • Cecil Shorts III (American football player) he was born in 22/12/1987
  • Joshua Seth (American magician) he was born in 02/12/1970
  • Brian Rogers (American sport wrestler and martial artist) he was born in 15/02/1984
  • Deral Boykin (American football player) he was born in 02/09/1970
  • Garnet Jex (American artist (1895-1979)) he was born in 19/10/1895
  • Gene Michael (former Major League Baseball player, manager, executive) he was born in 02/06/1938
  • Jessica Lea Mayfield (American musician) she was born in 27/08/1989
  • Kathleen Chandler (American politician) she was born in 02/04/1932
  • Robert E. Cook (American politician) he was born in 19/05/1920
  • Tom Campana (Canadian football player) he was born in 18/01/1950
  • Vernon Cook (American politician) he was born in 10/07/1927
  • Bob Casale (American rock musician) he was born in 14/07/1952
  • Gerry Tuttle (American football player (1926-2006)) he was born in 06/03/1926
  • Claribel Ruth Barnett (American librarian) she was born in 26/03/1872

Schools in Kent

College & universities near Kent, OH

Code Name City ZIP
203517 Kent State University at Kent Kent (OH) 44242-0001

Stations (4)

Amtrak & bus stations near Kent, OH

Code Name Address Type
ALC Alliance 820 East Main Street RAIL
CLE Cleveland Lakefront station 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway RAIL
ELY Elyria 410 East River Road RAIL
SKY Sandusky 1200 North Depot St. RAIL

Post offices near Kent

Post Office Name City ZIP
Ken Post Office Kent (OH) 44240

Other places with the same name (7)

  • Kent , Washington The fourth most populous city in King County, Washington. It is located on the Green River in southeastern King County. Kent is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Kent Station and the Kent Museum & Cultural Center. with a population of 130,676 people.
  • Kent , New York town in Putnam County, New York, United States with a population of 13,142 people.
  • Kent , Connecticut town in Connecticut with a population of 2,766 people.
  • Kent , Indiana township in Warren County, Indiana with a population of 1,650 people.
  • Kent , Illinois human settlement in Illinois, United States of America with a population of 787 people.
  • Kent , Minnesota city in Wilkin County, Minnesota, United States of America with a population of 72 people.

Other cities in Portage County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Portage County , OH. (more)

City Name Population Title
Deerfield 42,084 Township in Portage County, Ohio
Streetsboro 16,699 City in Portage County, Ohio, United States
Aurora 16,472 Affluent suburb in Portage County, Ohio, United States
Brimfield 10,332 Census-designated place in Portage County, Ohio
Ravenna 9,246 City in Portage County, Ohio, United States
Rootstown 8,198 High school in Rootstown Township, Portage County, Ohio
Suffield 6,276 Township in Portage County, Ohio
Shalersville 5,649 Township in Portage County, Ohio
Randolph 5,298 Township in Portage County, Ohio
Nelson 3,140 Township in Portage County, Ohio, United States of America
Freedom 2,828 Township in Portage County, Ohio
Atwater 2,708 Township in Portage County, Ohio
Edinburg 2,582 Township in Portage County, Ohio
Hiram 2,401 Town in Ohio, United States
Garrettsville 2,318 Town
Windham 1,862 City in Portage County, Ohio, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Kent distances to largest Ohio cities