Kent, Connecticut

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Kent strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Connecticut):

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Top 6% Kent College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Kent, Connecticut

Comparing Kent to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Connecticut (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 7 9
Racial Diversity 7 5
Male Share of the Population 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 5 7


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to State
Portion of People Married 7 4
Average Household Size 5 3


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College Educated Adults 10 8


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Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10

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Kent Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 22 miles N of Danbury, Connecticut (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles N of New York, New York
County Litchfield
Standard Zip Codes 06757
Phone Area Codes 860
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.724
Longitude -73.477

Kent Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
Distance 11.3 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 81 F
Oct Temp 34 to 61 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
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Kent Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,858 100%
Male 1,384 48.4%
Female 1,474 51.6%
Under 18 653 22.8%
18+ 2,205 77.2%
65+ 508 17.8%
Median Age 42.7
Average Family Size 2.99
White 2,737 95.8%
African-American 16 0.6%
Asian 28 1%
American Indian & Alaskan 22 0.8%
Other 20 0.7%
Mixed Race 34 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 72 2.5%

Estimated Kent Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,962
Growth 104
Growth % 3.6%

Kent Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 18.8%
Irish 13.9%
German 11.7%
Italian 7.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.3%
US/American 5.9%
French (except Basque) 4.8%
Scottish 4.7%
Polish 4%
Swedish 3.8%
British 2.7%
Hungarian 2%
French Canadian 2%
Lithuanian 1.1%
Dutch 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Czechoslovakian 0.8%
Austrian 0.7%
Croatian 0.7%
European 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Russian 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
Slovak 0.5%
Swiss 0.4%
Latvian 0.4%
South African 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Northern European 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Kent Library Association
Kent, Connecticut
(860) 927-3761
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