Kenton is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,193 people and just one neighborhood, Kenton is the 270th largest community in Tennessee.
Kenton is a blue-collar town, with 41.33% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Kenton is a town of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kenton who work in maintenance occupations (10.49%), office and administrative support (7.92%), and sales jobs (7.28%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Kenton is worth considering.
In Kenton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Kenton is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Kenton has a very low overall level of education: only 7.68% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Kenton in 2018 was $22,532, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,128 for a family of four.
Kenton is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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, German, English, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Kenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Italian.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Kenton, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 96.1% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 93.3% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 22 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 94.4% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 96.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
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 neighborhood in Kenton are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.9% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 18.9% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 66.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 43.1% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.8%), and 9.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.5% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.1%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Kenton, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.8%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (1.7%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (28.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.