Kenton, Ohio

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Population in 2019: 8,180 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.9%
 
Males: 3,830  (46.8%)
Females: 4,350  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Ohio median age:

39.6 years

Zip codes: 43326.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $42,077 (it was $29,065 in 2000)
Kenton:

$42,077
OH:

$58,642

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,549 (it was $16,324 in 2000)

Kenton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $81,243 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Kenton:

$81,243
OH:

$157,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $91,412; detached houses: $95,610; townhouses or other attached units: $172,895; mobile homes: $17,497

Median gross rent in 2019: $611.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kenton: 75.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 18.4%
(17.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 73.0% for Black residents, 31.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 36.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kenton, OH (2019)
    • 7,92495.4%White alone
    • 2042.5%Two or more races
    • 911.1%Hispanic
    • 420.5%Black alone

Races in Kenton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Ohio and other state lists, there were 35 registered sex offenders living in Kenton, Ohio as of May 28, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kenton is 221 to 1.


Crime rates in Kenton by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(48.9)
3
(36.9)
4
(49.9)
2
(24.9)
2
(25.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.5)
2
(24.4)
6
(72.9)
7
(85.4)
5
(61.1)
10
(123.2)
8
(97.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(85.6)
1
(12.3)
4
(49.9)
4
(49.9)
4
(50.2)
4
(48.5)
3
(36.7)
3
(36.7)
6
(72.9)
5
(61.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(61.6)
4
(48.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(73.4)
0
(0.0)
3
(37.4)
1
(12.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
7
(85.7)
4
(48.9)
1
(12.1)
7
(85.4)
4
(48.8)
14
(172.5)
10
(122.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
127
(1,553)
75
(923.3)
122
(1,522)
180
(2,244)
93
(1,167)
101
(1,224)
75
(917.9)
81
(989.7)
52
(631.5)
96
(1,171)
84
(1,026)
54
(665.5)
37
(451.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
431
(5,270)
273
(3,361)
497
(6,201)
506
(6,308)
350
(4,391)
333
(4,036)
271
(3,317)
279
(3,409)
289
(3,510)
311
(3,793)
285
(3,480)
256
(3,155)
215
(2,623)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
13
(158.9)
4
(49.2)
7
(87.3)
11
(137.1)
6
(75.3)
5
(60.6)
2
(24.5)
2
(24.4)
5
(60.7)
8
(97.6)
13
(158.7)
3
(37.0)
11
(134.2)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(12.2)
2
(24.6)
1
(12.5)
2
(24.9)
2
(25.1)
3
(36.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(24.4)
1
(12.1)
1
(12.2)
3
(36.6)
4
(49.3)
1
(12.2)
City-Data.com crime index411.7236.2473.9457.8323.6268.9271.1247.9296.3345.2282.3327.3264.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Kenton, OH

Crime rate in Kenton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 15 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.83
Ohio average:

1.06
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Ancestries: American (38.9%), German (20.1%), English (5.8%), Irish (4.2%), European (2.2%), Dutch (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 991 feet

Land area: 4.48 square miles.

Population density: 1,826 people per square mile   (low).

Kenton, Ohio map

45 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.5%
Ohio:

4.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,056 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $830 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, OH (50.8 miles , pop. 65,358).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Columbus, OH (55.9 miles , pop. 711,470).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (227.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mount Victory, OH (3.0 miles ),
Ridgeway, OH (3.1 miles ),
McGuffey, OH (3.1 miles ),
Dunkirk, OH (3.2 miles ),
Patterson, OH (3.2 miles),
Dola, OH (3.2 miles),
Forest, OH (3.4 miles ),
Marseilles, OH (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 40.65 N, Longitude: 83.61 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +589 (+7.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,559 (47.5%)

Area codes: 567, 419

Distribution of median household income in Kenton, OH in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kenton, OH in 2019
Kenton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $47,200
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $74,500
  • 2001: 12 buildings, average cost: $75,300
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $80,600
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $99,200
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $67,500
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $139,200
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $58,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $25,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $68,200
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $73,800
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $201,500
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $57,300
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $110,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Kenton, OH residents
Average permit cost in Kenton, OH
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Ohio:

5.2%
Historical population in Kenton, OH
Historical housing units in Kenton, OH

Population change in the 1990s: +76 (+0.9%).
Most common industries in Kenton, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.6%)
  • Construction (6.1%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (18.8%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Chemicals (3.5%)
  • Educational services (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (10.3%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Kenton, OH (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.2%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Kenton, Ohio

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kenton, Ohio environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.9. This is about average.

City:

62.9
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0372. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0372
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.65. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 24.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.65
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kenton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Ohio state average. It is 39% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Kenton city center killed 13 people and injured 104 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 tornado 28.8 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kenton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Ohio state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from Kenton center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 177.4 miles away from Kenton center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 143.7 miles away from Kenton center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 40.7 miles away from Kenton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 274.0 miles away from Kenton center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 357.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hardin County (9) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kenton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kenton:

  • HARDIN COUNTY HOSPICE (15 NORTH DETROIT STREET, SUITE 4000)
  • HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, 921 EAST FRANKLIN STREET)
  • CORINTHIAN THE (320 NORTH WAYNE STREET)
  • GREEN ACRES NURSING HOME (117 CEMETARY RD)
  • HARDIN HILLS HEALTH CENTER (1211 W LIMA ST)
  • KENTON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (117 JACOB PARROTT BOULEVARD)
  • LOU IN CARE CENTER (911 PATTISON AVE)
  • RAVENWOOD CARE CENTER (911 WEST PATTISON AVENUE)

Airports and heliports located in Kenton:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kenton:

  • Ohio Northern University (about 15 miles; Ada, OH; Full-time enrollment: 2,474)
  • James A Rhodes State College (about 23 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 2,689)
  • The University of Findlay (about 29 miles; Findlay, OH; FT enrollment: 3,649)
  • University of Northwestern Ohio (about 30 miles; Lima, OH; FT enrollment: 4,231)
  • Tiffin University (about 40 miles; Tiffin, OH; FT enrollment: 4,927)
  • Edison State Community College (about 47 miles; Piqua, OH; FT enrollment: 2,049)
  • Otterbein University (about 51 miles; Westerville, OH; FT enrollment: 2,933)

Public high schools in Kenton:

  • KENTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 571, Location: 200 HARDING AVE, Grades: 9-12)
  • HARDIN COMMUNITY SCHOOL (Location: 1211 W LIMA ST STE A, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kenton:

  • KENTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 449, Location: 300 ORIENTAL ST, Grades: 7-8)
  • KENTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 631 SILVER STREET, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Kenton

Library in Kenton:

  • MARY LOU JOHNSON-HARDIN CNTY PL (Operating income: $753,859; Location: 325 E. COLUMBUS ST.; 70,008 books; 5,633 audio materials; 5,268 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 266 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kenton: Kenton Shopping Plaza (A), Buck - Pleasant - Kenton Ambulance District (B), Kenton Fire Department (C), Hardin County Library (D), Kenton City Hall (E), Hardin County Jail (F), Hardin County Courthouse (G), Hardin County Home (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kenton include: Trinity United Presbyterian Church (A), Payne Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Kenton Baptist Temple (C), Immaculate Conception Church (D), House of Prayer Pentecostal Church of God (E), First Church of God (F), First Christian Church (G), Deeper Life Church of Christ (H), Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Potters Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Gander Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Kenton include: C E Wharton Memorial Park (1), Pioneer Park (2), Robinson Field (3), Saulisberry Park (4), Kenton Courthouse Square Historic District (5), North Main-North Detroit Street Historic District (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Hardin County Tourist & Convention (128 North Main Street).

Hotels: Amerihost Inn Kenton (902 E Columbus St), B & J Motel (15079 State Route 309).

Birthplace of: Allyn Abbott Young - Sconomist, Ben Mauk - Football player, Jacob Parrott - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Billy Young (American football) - Football player, Jeannie McDaniel - Politician.

Hardin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kenton and their reported violations in the past:

VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-29-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-29-2010), St Public Notif received (JUL-06-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-25-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-17-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-17-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-06-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2007)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (AUG-11-2006), St Public Notif received (AUG-21-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-26-2007)
ST JOHNS LUTHERAN CHURCH (Population served: 55, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-24-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-24-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-15-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-09-2007)
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Ohio:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

62.4%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.8%
Whole state:

6.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
212 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Kenton in 2000:

  • 102 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Banks with branches in Kenton (2011 data):

  • The Huntington National Bank: Kenton Branch at 126-8 West Columbus Street, branch established on 1875/01/01; Kenton Drive-In Branch at 202 North Detroit Street, branch established on 1967/10/03. Info updated 2012/04/02: Bank assets: $54,183.4 mil, Deposits: $44,300.3 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 878 total offices, Holding Company: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated
  • Woodforest National Bank: Kenton Wal-Mart Branch at 1241 Eaast Columbus Street, branch established on 2006/10/04. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Liberty National Bank: Kenton City Branch at Main And Franklin Streets, branch established on 1880/01/01. Info updated 2006/10/31: Bank assets: $203.2 mil, Deposits: $163.7 mil, headquarters in Ada, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Liberty Bancshares, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Kenton Branch at 111 East Columbus Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • The Home Savings and Loan Company of Kenton, Ohio: The Home Savings And Loan Company Of Kenton, Ohio at 116 East Franklin Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $115.9 mil, Deposits: $84.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Community First Bank, National Association: Kenton Branch at 438 South Main Street, branch established on 1981/09/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $52.3 mil, Deposits: $47.0 mil, headquarters in Forest, OH, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Kenton:

Marital status in Kenton, OH
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 46.1%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 11.0%
  • Divorced: 15.5%

For population 25 years and over in Kenton:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Ohio average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kenton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kenton, OH (based on Hardin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant5,76932
Evangelical Protestant3,89838
Catholic1,8002
Black Protestant611
Other-1
None20,530-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Hardin County:

1.26 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Hardin County:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
This county:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

2.93 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

3.45 / 10,000 pop.
Ohio:

6.25 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hardin County:

9.9%
Ohio:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.6%
Ohio:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.4%
Ohio:

11.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

53.8%
State:

50.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

53.3%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Kenton:

28.2
Ohio:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.2%
Ohio:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kenton:

9.3%
Ohio:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kenton:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Kenton:

34.0%
State:

34.3%

General health condition:
Kenton:

60.7%
Ohio:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Kenton:

79.7%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kenton, OH Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 15$61,632$49,3060$0
Firefighters 13$52,587$48,5420$0
Water Supply 11$37,078$40,4490$0
Streets and Highways 8$25,980$38,9700$0
Judicial and Legal 7$14,156$24,2675$6,694
Sewerage 6$22,798$45,5960$0
Other Government Administration 3$10,629$42,5169$6,413
Financial Administration 3$10,432$41,7282$702
Police - Other 0$0 3$6,065
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,050
Totals for Government 66$235,292$42,78020$20,923

Kenton government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Construction - Housing and Community Development: $503,000 ($61.49)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,343,000 ($164.18)
    Water Utilities: $1,267,000 ($154.89)
    Sewerage: $1,185,000 ($144.87)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,070,000 ($130.81)
    Toll Highways: $659,000 ($80.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $471,000 ($57.58)
    Central Staff Services: $357,000 ($43.64)
    Financial Administration: $266,000 ($32.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $151,000 ($18.46)
    General - Other: $150,000 ($18.34)
    Health - Other: $82,000 ($10.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $157,000 ($19.19)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $99,000 ($12.10)
    Other - Regular Highways: $35,000 ($4.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff Services: $239,000 ($29.22)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($1.47)
    Toll Highways: $10,000 ($1.22)
    Local Fire Protection: $10,000 ($1.22)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($1.10)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($0.98)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,044,000 ($372.13)

Kenton government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,065,000 ($252.44)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $732,000 ($89.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $496,000 ($60.64)
    Other: $209,000 ($25.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $312,000 ($38.14)
    General Revenue - Other: $293,000 ($35.82)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($2.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,309,000 ($160.02)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $3,275,000 ($400.37)
    Property: $396,000 ($48.41)

Kenton government finances - Debt in 2018 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,918,000 ($478.97)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,793,000 ($341.44)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,170,000 ($143.03)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,000 ($5.50)

Kenton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,119,000 ($381.30)

5.39% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,636 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Ohio average:

5.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Logan County, OH  0.96% ($35,651 average AGI)
from Allen County, OH  0.89% ($34,429)
from Hancock County, OH  0.71% ($38,025)


5.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Ohio average:

5.51%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hancock County, OH  0.86% ($40,442 average AGI)
to Logan County, OH  0.77% ($55,412)
to Allen County, OH  0.76% ($34,976)
Businesses in Kenton, OH
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets2
AutoZone1Maurices1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Nike1
DHL1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
FedEx1Sears1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1U-Haul1
Goodwill2UPS2
H&R Block1Walmart1
Haworth1Wendy's1
KFC1YMCA1
Kmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Kenton:

  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKNR (850 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WTAM (1100 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHK (1220 AM; 50 kW; CLEVELAND, OH; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kenton:

  • W286AB (105.1 FM; KENTON, OH; Owner: THE CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE)
  • WKTN (95.3 FM; KENTON, OH; Owner: RADIO GENERAL, LTD.)
  • WIMT (102.1 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONB (94.9 FM; ADA, OH; Owner: OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXA-FM (100.5 FM; FINDLAY, OH; Owner: BLANCHARD RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKO-FM (98.3 FM; BELLEFONTAINE, OH; Owner: V-TECK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLX (103.3 FM; ST. MARYS, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZRX-FM (107.5 FM; FORT SHAWNEE, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBUK (106.3 FM; OTTAWA, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOSB (91.1 FM; MARION, OH; Owner: THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDIF (94.3 FM; MARION, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WGLE (90.7 FM; LIMA, OH; Owner: PUBLIC B/C FOUNDATION OF NW OHIO)
  • WJZK (104.3 FM; RICHWOOD, OH; Owner: SCANTLAND BROADCASTING LTD)
  • WXML (90.1 FM; UPPER SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: KAYSER B/CAST MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WMRN-FM (106.9 FM; MARION, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WYNT (95.9 FM; UPPER SANDUSKY, OH; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kenton:

  • WLMO-LP (Channel 65; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WBGU-TV (Channel 27; BOWLING GREEN, OH; Owner: BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WMFD-TV (Channel 68; MANSFIELD, OH; Owner: MID-STATE TELEVISION,INC.)
  • WTLW (Channel 44; LIMA, OH; Owner: AMERICAN CHRISTIAN TELEVISION SERVICES, INC.)
  • WLQP-LP (Channel 18; LIMA, OH; Owner: METRO VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, INC.)
  • WOHL-CA (Channel 25; LIMA, OH; Owner: TV-67, INC.)
  • W61CZ (Channel 61; LIMA, OH; Owner: YONEIDE S. DINZEY)
  • WLIO (Channel 35; LIMA, OH; Owner: LIMA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W55CH (Channel 55; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
Kenton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Kenton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 63Number of bridges
  • 420ft / 128mTotal length
  • $200,000Total costs
  • 80,212Total average daily traffic
  • 14,664Total average daily truck traffic
  • 111,338Total future (year 2039) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kenton, OH - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 41930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 91980-1989
  • 161990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kenton, OH
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kenton)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 83 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Kenton, OH)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 66 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kenton)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kenton)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 83. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 125 took place in 2018, and the least - 56 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Kenton, OH When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.2%), and Outside Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kenton, OH
    • 73752.2%Structure Fires
    • 46633.0%Outside Fires
    • 20314.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 50.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kenton, OH
Most common first names in Kenton, OH among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17581.3 years
John11976.6 years
Robert10073.6 years
William9974.3 years
James8970.7 years
Ruth8781.0 years
Charles7773.8 years
Helen7580.5 years
Paul7373.2 years
George6276.5 years
Most common last names in Kenton, OH among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7675.9 years
Jones4180.8 years
Johnson4178.9 years
Brown3673.2 years
Baker3482.0 years
Williams3375.2 years
Miller3375.2 years
Pfeiffer3080.8 years
Nichols2769.4 years
Scott2572.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kenton, OH
  • 73.5%Utility gas
  • 20.0%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kenton, OH
  • 51.4%Utility gas
  • 45.2%Electricity
  • 3.4%Wood


Kenton compared to Ohio state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Kenton on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material moving occupations (population 5,000+)"
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