Kent is a very small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 2,910 people and just one neighborhood, Kent is the 149th largest community in Connecticut.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Kent are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.
Occupations and Workforce
Kent is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 91.21% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Kent is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kent who work in teaching (19.21%), management occupations (16.31%) and sales jobs (12.66%).
A relatively large number of people in Kent telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.38% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Kent is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Kent a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Kent has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Kent’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.