Kent is a small city in Ohio with just under 30,000 residents. Young adults (15-24) should feel welcome, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while middle-aged professionals appear in smaller numbers. Overall, the city's residents, at an average age of just over 31, are decidedly younger than most cities in Ohio. Home ownership is less common than renting in Kent, and 40% of residents own their homes. At $844 a month, the average rent is roughly the same as the state average.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, shorter than most cities in Ohio, Kent residents are well aware that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (38%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is not used widely. Relatively few workers (5%) commute on foot, though the number is well above the national average.
Kent has a relatively high number of residents over the age of 25 with advanced degrees compared to the state average, as 8% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 10% have a Bachelor's degree. Kent residents have a wide range of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are education, entertainment, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 34% of the labor force in the city. Kent workers bring in an average annual income of nearly $55K, less than the Ohio average. The city's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.