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Kent, Iowa - Basic Facts

Kent is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Kent Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Union County at latitude 40.9525 and longitude -94.4544. Union County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,207 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Kent Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Kent, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 67
Population in Households 67
Population in Familes 56
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 137
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 23
Average Household Size 2.91
Family Households 17
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 29 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 19 (65.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 (20.7%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $166,667


Median Household Income $47,508
Average Household Income $63,740
Per Capita Income $25,839
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.23% 1.45%
Households 2.16% 1.68%
Families 2.99% 1.15%
Median Household Income   5.96%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Kent, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 930 8th
Population Density1 # 933 8th
Diversity Index2 # 939 7th
Median Household Income # 720 29th
Per Capita Income # 482 52nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.