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Overview

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

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,719
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens16.5%
Employed Population 16+3,238
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married46.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher8.7%
Median Earnings25+$31,615
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,436

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,634
% Above Poverty Level81.4%
% Below Poverty Level18.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.3%
Median Gross Rent$595
Median House Value$74,300

Ancestry

German20.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Irish12.7%
English5.1%
Polish1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Scottish1.3%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch1%
Hungarian0.7%
Italian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Kenton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hardin County
Standard Zip Codes43326
Phone Area Codes419,567
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.64
Approximate Longitude-83.61

Kenton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKENTON
Distance0.6 miles
Jan Temp16 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationMARION 2 N
Distance25.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 33 F
Apr Temp36 to 60 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 64 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationLIMA WWTP
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 33 F
Apr Temp39 to 60 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp44 to 64 F
Annual Precip37.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dunkirk818$48,558
Forest1,575$52,031
McGuffey483$47,500
Mount Victory591$39,750
Patterson127$31,250
Ridgeway357$51,250

Kenton Public Libraries

Mary Lou Johnson-hardin Cnty Pl
325 E. COLUMBUS ST.
Kenton, Ohio
(419) 673-2278

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Kenton Hospitals

Hardin Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
921 East Franklin Street
(419) 673-0761

Kenton Public Schools

Espy Elementary School
520 S Detroit St
ZIP: 43326
(419) 673-1162
Hardin Community School
1211 W Lima St Ste A
ZIP: 43326
(419) 673-3210
High
Total Enrollment 43
Kenton Elementary School
631 Silver Street
ZIP: 43326
(419) 673-7248
Primary
Total Enrollment 1116
Kenton High School
200 Harding Ave
ZIP: 43326
(419) 673-1286
High
Total Enrollment 556
Kenton Middle School
300 Oriental St
ZIP: 43326
(419) 673-1237
Middle
Total Enrollment 279
Northwood Elementary School
530 Gilmore St
ZIP: 43326
(419) 673-0775
Westview Kindergarten Center
401 Scott Ave
ZIP: 43326
(419) 673-4294
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