Kenton, OH
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Kenton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 8,211 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Kenton is the 198th largest community in Ohio. Kenton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Kenton isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kenton are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kenton is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenton who work in office and administrative support (12.57%), sales jobs (9.62%), and food service (8.84%).

The population of Kenton has a very low overall level of education: only 8.13% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Kenton in 2010 was $18,409, which is low income relative to Ohio, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,636 for a family of four.

The people who call Kenton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kenton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kenton include Irish, English, Dutch, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Kenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.