Kent, OH (City Center)




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About Kent, OH (City Center)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Median real estate price in the City Center of Kent is $154,250, which is more expensive than 67.2% of the neighborhoods in Ohio and 40.5% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Kent City Center is currently $1,181, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 85.8% of the neighborhoods in Ohio.

Kent City Center is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Kent, Ohio.

Real estate in the City Center of Kent, OH is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) single-family homes and small apartment buildings. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the City Center neighborhood are older, well-established, built between 1940 and 1969. A number of residences were also built before 1940.

Vacant apartments or homes are a major fact of life in Kent City Center. The current real estate vacancy rate here is 18.7%. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in 82.9% of all U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, most vacant housing here is vacant year round. This can sometimes be the case in neighborhoods dominated by new construction that is not yet occupied. But often neighborhoods with vacancy rates this high are places that can be plagued by a protracted vacancy problem. If you live here, you may find that a number of buildings in your neighborhood are actually empty.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: People

One of the really interesting characteristics about the Kent City Center neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 0.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Ohio.

In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Kent City Center neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 44.0% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

Some neighborhoods have more internal cohesiveness than others. While other neighborhoods feel like a collection of strangers who just happen to live near each other. Sometimes this comes down to not only the personalities of the people in a place, but how long people have been together in that neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research has revealed some interesting things about the rootedness of people in the Kent City Center neighborhood. In the Kent City Center neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 97.3% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: Occupations

From major sales accounts to fast-food workers, sales and service employees are often the backbone of the local economy. In the Kent City Center neighborhood, they truly stand out. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis identifies this neighborhood as having a higher percentage of sales and service workers than 97.2% of all American neighborhoods.

Notable & Unique: Modes of Transportation

More people in Kent City Center choose to walk to work each day (13.3%) than almost any neighborhood in America. If you are attracted to the idea of being able to walk to work, this neighborhood could be a good choice.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Kent City Center neighborhood has more Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.0% of this neighborhood's residents have Eastern European ancestry.

Kent City Center is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.3% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Hebrew at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.4% of the neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the City Center neighborhood in Kent are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 88.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 79.9% of U.S. neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Kent City Center neighborhood, 45.4% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 29.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (15.2%), and 9.9% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the City Center neighborhood in Kent, OH, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (20.8%), and residents who report Italian roots (15.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (9.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (7.0%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Kent City Center neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.7% of households.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Kent City Center neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.8% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (80.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (13.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Neighborhood Crime Data

67 Vital Statistics. 1 Condition Alert found.

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Kent 0.101011101001110
Ohio 2.92
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Kent 0.101011101001110
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Ohio 33

Neighborhood Public School Data

65 Vital Statistics. 4 Condition Alerts found.

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Better than of US school districts.

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Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to OH Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Davey Elementary School
196 N Prospect St
Kent, OH, 44240
PK-07
Franklin Elementary School
6662 State Route 43
Kent, OH, 44240
M-M
Holden Elementary School
132 W School St
Kent, OH, 44240
KG-05
Longcoy Elementary School
1069 Elno Ave
Kent, OH, 44240
KG-05
Walls Elementary School
900 Doramor St
Kent, OH, 44240
KG-05
Stanton Middle School
1175 Hudson Rd
Kent, OH, 44240
06-08
Theodore Roosevelt High School
1400 N Mantua St
Kent, OH, 44240
09-12

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