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The population of Kent is approximately 28,904 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 9,275 (1990), 10288 (2010).

The amount of land area in Kent is 22.563 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kent is 9.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.054 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kent to Washington DC is 284 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is 119 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kent is positioned 41.14 degrees north of the equator and 81.36 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Kent elevation is 1050 feet above sea level.
Kent per capita income is $18,339 (2010).
Kent median income is $28,958 (2010).

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Kent location: about ten miles southwest of Akron. Other nearby communities include Brady Lake, Sugar Bush Knolls, Munroe Falls, Brimfield, Stow, Tallmadge, Silver Lake and Ravenna.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Kent is seasonal with warm, humid summers and cold, snowy winters. Spring and Fall appear to be quite nice. Thunderstorms are quite common during the spring and summer. Tornados do occur here, but they are mostly uncommon.
Kent average annual precipitation is 36.07 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 43 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 60.3 degrees F.
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Kent history:

Many years ago, Kent was actually two villages - Carthage and Franklin Mills. The two villages were combined and named Kent in 1864. The name was to honor Marvin Kent who helped bring the railroad through town. The earliest inhabitants of the area were American Indians. An early story is of Captain Samuel Brady in 1780 when he jumped 21 feet over the Cuyahoga River to get away from pursuing Indians. This site is now known as Brady's Leap and is part of a city park. John Haymaker, along with his family, arrived here in 1805. He built a gristmill here in 1807 which fueled the growth of the village of Franklin. Meanwhile, Joshua Woodard arrived around 1818 and began to build just north of Franklin in what would briefly become Carthage. It was later on, in 1864, that the two villages were merged to form Kent. The new town was named for Marvin Kent who helped bring the railroad to the area.

In 1881, John Davey came to Kent as the grounds keeper at Standing Rock Cemetery. He worked especially with the trees and eventually wrote a book and started the Davey Tree Expert Company. Eventually, Kent was called The Tree City mostly due to Davey's efforts.

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The founding of Kent: 1805
The incorporation date of Kent: 1867

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Home of Kent State University

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