Introduction to Kenton, Ohio

Kenton, Ohio, in Hardin county, is 51 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center) and 57 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio. There are 8,336 residents in the city.

Kenton History

The city of Kenton, which was named in honor of Simon Kenton, a frontiersman, was incorporated as a village in 1845. In 1886, it was incorporated as a city. Kenton was the agricultural trade center in its early days, but the city witnessed industrial development in the latter half of the nineteenth century.

Kenton and Nearby Attractions

  • Indian Lake State Park
  • Organette House Mechanical Music Museum
  • Columbus Zoo & Aquarium
  • Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve
  • Six Flags Wyandot Lake

Things To Do In Kenton

Lawrence Woods State Nature Preserve, spread over 500 acres of wooded land, is situated in Kenton. Murray Park, Wharton Park, Glendale Park, and Pioneer Park are several parks in Kenton, where activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, and picnicking are available. Organette House Mechanical Music Museum and Indian Mill are popular museums near the city. Places of historic significance nearby include Lockington Locks, Harding Home, Piqua Historical Area, and Fort Amanda.

Kenton Transportation

Port Columbus International Airport is a major airport near the city.

Kenton Higher Education

Ohio Northern University, Bluffton College, Ohio State University - Marion, and Ohio Wesleyan University are located near Kenton.


Total Population 7,849
Male Share of the Population 46.6%
Female Share of the Population 53.4%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,316
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 40.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 8.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $40,927
% Above Poverty Level 76.4%
% Below Poverty Level 23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 0.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 38.5%
Median Gross Rent $586
Median House Value $73,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20%
US/American 0%
English 6.9%
Irish 14.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kenton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 51 miles N of Springfield, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles NW of Columbus, Ohio
County Hardin
Standard Zip Codes 43326
Phone Area Codes 419
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.646
Longitude -83.609

Kenton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KENTON
Distance 0.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 41 to 64 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station MARION 2 N
Distance 25.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 36 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 64 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Distance 27.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 33 F
Apr Temp 39 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kenton, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Hepburn (43326)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dunkirk 969 $49,545
Forest 1,609 $51,806
McGuffey 451 $38,182

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Kenton Public Libraries

Mary Lou Johnson-hardin Cnty Pl
Kenton, Ohio
(419) 673-2278

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Kenton Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(419) 673-0761
Emergency Service: Yes

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Kenton High Schools

Serves 670 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.8

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