Kent, Ohio Demographics (select)

1990 Census of Population and Housing
   040 Ohio
   155    Portage County
   160    Kent city

URBAN AND RURAL RESIDENCE
     Total population...............................................     28,835
Urban population....................................................     28,835
    Percent of total population.....................................      100.0
Rural population....................................................          0
    Percent of total population.....................................        0.0
  Farm population...................................................          0

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT
     Persons 3 years and over enrolled in school....................     16,154
Preprimary school...................................................        367
Elementary or high school...........................................      3,176
  Percent in private school.........................................        3.2
College.............................................................     12,611

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
  Persons 25 years and over.........................................     11,917
Less than 9th grade.................................................        504
9th to 12th grade, no diploma.......................................      1,178
High school graduate................................................      3,124
Some college, no degree.............................................      2,567
Associates degree...................................................        536
Bachelor's degree...................................................      2,075
Graduate or professional degree.....................................      1,933

Percent high school graduate or higher..............................       85.9
Percent bachelor's degree or higher.................................       33.6

RESIDENCE IN 1985
      Persons 5 years and over......................................     27,378
Lived in same house.................................................      7,927
Lived in different house in U.S.....................................     18,738
  Same State........................................................     16,232
    Same county.....................................................      5,499
    Different county................................................     10,733
  Different State...................................................      2,506
Lived abroad........................................................        713

DISABILITY OF CIVILIAN NONINSTITUTIONALIZED PERSONS
      Persons 16 to 64 years........................................     22,421
With a mobility or self-care limitation.............................        388
  With a mobility limitation........................................        238
  With a self-care limitation.......................................        250
With a work disability..............................................      1,187
    In labor force..................................................        450
  Prevented from working............................................        496
      Persons 65 years and over.....................................      1,904
With a mobility or self-care limitation.............................        430
  With a mobility limitation........................................        349
  With a self-care limitation.......................................        202

CHILDREN EVER BORN PER 1,000 WOMEN
Women 15 to 24 years................................................         74
Women 25 to 34 years................................................      1,020
Women 35 to 44 years................................................      1,901
 VETERAN STATUS
Civilian veterans 16 years and over.................................      1,927
  65 years and over.................................................        431

NATIVITY AND PLACE OF BIRTH
Native population...................................................     27,459
    Percent born in state of residence..............................       75.7
Foreign-born population.............................................      1,376
  Entered the U.S. 1980 to 1990.....................................        732

LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME
    Persons 5 years and over........................................     27,378
Speak a language other than English.................................      2,176
    Do not speak English 'very well'................................        670
  Speak Spanish.....................................................        314
    Do not speak English 'very well'................................        101
  Speak Asian or Pacific Island language............................        383
    Do not speak English 'very well'................................        200

ANCESTRY
  Total ancestries reported.........................................     38,693
Arab................................................................        195
Austrian............................................................        129
Belgian.............................................................         46
Canadian............................................................         51
Czech...............................................................        506
Danish..............................................................         48
Dutch...............................................................        626
English.............................................................      4,156
Finnish.............................................................        200
French (except Basque)..............................................        753
French Canadian.....................................................       126
German..............................................................     10,576
Greek...............................................................        163
Hungarian...........................................................      1,158
Irish...............................................................      5,289
Italian.............................................................      3,246
Lithuanian..........................................................        163
Norwegian...........................................................        173
Polish..............................................................      1,728
Portuguese..........................................................         14
Romanian............................................................        132
Russian.............................................................        321
Scotch-Irish........................................................        572
Scottish............................................................        740
Slovak..............................................................      1,242
Subsaharan African..................................................        227
Swedish.............................................................        399
Swiss...............................................................        227
Ukrainian...........................................................        224
United States or American...........................................        506
Welsh...............................................................        592
West Indian (excluding Hispanic origin groups)......................         36
Yugoslavian.........................................................        238
Other ancestries....................................................      3,891

INCOME IN 1989
  Households........................................................      8,860
Less than $5,000....................................................        908
$5,000 to $9,999....................................................      1,148
$10,000 to $14,999..................................................      1,236
$15,000 to $24,999..................................................      1,743
$25,000 to $34,999..................................................      1,389
$35,000 to $49,999..................................................      1,240
$50,000 to $74,999..................................................        814
$75,000 to $99,999..................................................        197
$100,000 to $149,999................................................        149
$150,000 or more....................................................         36
Median household income (dollars)...................................     21,463

  Families..........................................................      4,924
Less than $5,000....................................................        474
$5,000 to $9,999....................................................        338
$10,000 to $14,999..................................................        494
$15,000 to $24,999..................................................        877
$25,000 to $34,999..................................................        793
$35,000 to $49,999..................................................        935
$50,000 to $74,999..................................................        690
$75,000 to $99,999..................................................        157
$100,000 to $149,999................................................        138
$150,000 or more....................................................         28
Median family income (dollars)......................................     28,301

  Nonfamily households..............................................      3,936
Less than $5,000....................................................        486
$5,000 to $9,999....................................................        833
$10,000 to $14,999..................................................        763
$15,000 to $24,999..................................................        865
$25,000 to $34,999..................................................        530
$35,000 to $49,999..................................................        324
$50,000 to $74,999..................................................         99
$75,000 to $99,999..................................................         28
$100,000 to $149,999................................................          0
$150,000 or more....................................................          8
Median nonfamily household income (dollars).........................     14,159

Per capita income (dollars).........................................      9,191

INCOME TYPE IN 1989
      Households....................................................      8,860
With wage and salary income.........................................      7,204
  Mean wage and salary income (dollars).............................     26,502
With nonfarm self-employment income.................................        986
  Mean nonfarm self-employment income (dollars).....................     10,106
With farm self-employment income....................................         58
  Mean farm self-employment income (dollars)........................      1,457
With Social Security income.........................................      1,653
  Mean Social Security income (dollars).............................      7,739
With public assistance income.......................................        664
  Mean public assistance income (dollars)...........................      3,308
With retirement income..............................................      1,198
  Mean retirement income (dollars)..................................      8,314

POVERTY STATUS IN 1989
  All persons for whom poverty status is determined.................     21,666
    Below poverty level.............................................      5,956

Persons 18 years and over...........................................     16,896
    Below poverty level.............................................      4,569
  Persons 65 years and over.........................................      1,904
    Below poverty level.............................................        150

Related children under 18 years.....................................      4,753
    Below poverty level.............................................      1,378
  Related children under 5 years....................................      1,452
    Below poverty level.............................................        518
  Related children 5 to 17 years....................................      3,301
    Below poverty level.............................................        860

Unrelated individuals...............................................      7,153
    Below poverty level.............................................      3,380

  All families......................................................      4,924
    Below poverty level.............................................        846
With related children under 18 years................................      2,752
    Below poverty level.............................................        737
  With related children under 5 years...............................      1,147
    Below poverty level.............................................        384

  Female householder families.......................................      1,221
    Below poverty level.............................................        532
With related children under 18 years................................        921
    Below poverty level.............................................        511
  With related children under 5 years...............................        342
    Below poverty level.............................................        246
 

       Percent below poverty level:
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All persons.........................................................       27.5%
  Persons 18 years and over.........................................       27.0%
    Persons 65 years and over.......................................        7.9%
  Related children under 18 years...................................       29.0%
    Related children under 5 years..................................       35.7%
    Related children 5 to 17 years..................................       26.1%
  Unrelated individuals.............................................       47.3%

All families........................................................       17.2%
  With related children under 18 years..............................       26.8%
    With related children under 5 years.............................       33.5%

Female householder families.........................................       43.6%
  With related children under 18 years..............................       55.5%
    With related children under 5 years.............................       71.9%

RACE
Universe: Persons
White (800-869, 971)................................................     25,966
Black (870-934, 972)................................................      2,046
American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut (000-599, 935-970, 973-975):
  American Indian (000-599, 973)....................................         52
  Eskimo (935-940, 974).............................................          0
  Aleut (941-970, 975)..............................................          0

Asian or Pacific Islander (600-699, 976-985):
  Asian (600-652, 976, 977, 979-982, 985):
    Chinese (605-607, 976)..........................................        109
    Filipino (608, 977).............................................         10
    Japanese (611, 981).............................................         38
    Asian Indian (600, 982).........................................        197
    Korean (612, 979)...............................................        178
    Vietnamese (619, 980)...........................................          0
    Cambodian (604).................................................          0
    Hmong (609).....................................................          0
    Laotian (613)...................................................          0
    Thai (618)......................................................         10
    Other Asian (601-603, 610, 614-617, 620-652, 985)...............        118
  Pacific Islander (653-699, 978, 983, 984):
    Polynesian (653-659, 978, 983):
      Hawaiian (653, 654, 978)......................................          7
      Samoan (655, 983).............................................          0
      Tongan (657)..................................................          0
      Other Polynesian (656, 658, 659)..............................          0
    Micronesian (660-675, 984):
      Guamanian (660, 984)..........................................          0
      Other Micronesian (661-675)...................................          0
    Melanesian (676-680)............................................          0
    Pacific Islander, not specified (681-699).......................          0
Other race (700-799, 986-999).......................................        104

HISPANIC ORIGIN
Universe: Persons

Not of Hispanic origin (000-001, 006-199)...........................     28,596
Hispanic origin (002-005, 200-999):
  Mexican (002, 210-220)............................................         74
  Puerto Rican (003, 261-270).......................................         69
  Cuban (004, 271-274)..............................................         30
  Other Hispanic (005, 200-209, 221-260, 275-999):
    Dominican (Dominican Republic) (275-289)........................          0
    Central American (221-230):
      Guatemalan (222)..............................................          0
      Honduran (223)................................................          0
      Nicaraguan (224)..............................................          0
      Panamanian (225)..............................................          0
      Salvadoran (226)..............................................          4
      Other Central American (221, 227-230).........................          0
    South American (231-249):
      Colombian (234)...............................................          0
      Ecuadorian (235)..............................................         10
      Peruvian (237)................................................          0
      Other South American (231-233, 236, 238-249)..................         16
    Other Hispanic (005, 200-209, 250-260, 290-999).................         36

LABOR FORCE STATUS
      Persons 16 years and over.....................................     24,466
In labor force......................................................     14,950
      Percent in labor force........................................       61.1
  Civilian labor force..............................................     14,922
    Employed........................................................     13,891
    Unemployed......................................................      1,031
      Percent unemployed............................................        6.9
  Armed Forces......................................................         28
Not in labor force..................................................      9,516
      Males 16 years and over.......................................     11,052
In labor force......................................................      7,543
      Percent in labor force........................................       68.3
  Civilian labor force..............................................      7,515
    Employed........................................................      6,915
    Unemployed......................................................        600
      Percent unemployed............................................        8.0
  Armed Forces......................................................         28
Not in labor force..................................................      3,509

      Females 16 years and over.....................................     13,414
In labor force......................................................      7,407
      Percent in labor force........................................       55.2
  Civilian labor force..............................................      7,407
    Employed........................................................      6,976
    Unemployed......................................................        431
      Percent unemployed............................................        5.8
  Armed Forces......................................................          0
Not in labor force..................................................      6,007

      Females 16 years and over.....................................     13,414
With own children under 6 years.....................................      1,195
  Percent in labor force............................................       49.0
With own children 6 to 17 years only................................      1,393
  Percent in labor force............................................       71.7

           Own children under 6 years in families and subfamilies...      1,779
All parents present in household in labor force.....................        784

    Own children 6 to 17 years in families and subfamilies..........      2,929
All parents present in household in labor force.....................      1,768

    Persons 16 to 19 years..........................................      4,798
Not enrolled in school and not high school graduate.................         26
  Employed or in Armed Forces.......................................          8
  Unemployed........................................................          0
  Not in labor force................................................         18

COMMUTING TO WORK
  Workers 16 years and over.........................................     13,363
Percent drove alone.................................................       65.7
Percent in carpools.................................................        9.1
Percent using public transportation.................................        3.1
Percent using other means...........................................        0.5
Percent walked or worked at home....................................       21.3
Mean travel time to work (minutes)..................................       17.4

       OCCUPATION
  Employed persons 16 years and over................................     13,891
Executive, administrative, and managerial occupations...............      1,005
Professional specialty occupations..................................      2,715
Technicians and related support occupations.........................        446
Sales occupations...................................................      1,866
Administrative support occupations, including clerical..............      2,327
Private household occupations.......................................         40
Protective service occupations......................................        236
Service occupations, except protective and household................      2,404
Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations..........................        174
Precision production, craft, and repair occupations.................        907
Machine operators, assemblers, and inspectors.......................        810
Transportation and material moving occupations......................        427
Handlers, equipment cleaners, helpers, and laborers.................        534

 INDUSTRY
  Employed person 16 years and over.................................     13,891
Agriculture, forestry, and fisheries................................        153
Mining..............................................................          0
Construction........................................................        311
Manufacturing, nondurable goods.....................................        894
Manufacturing, durable goods........................................      1,068
Transportation......................................................        392
Communications and other public utilities...........................        244
Wholesale trade.....................................................        416
Retail trade........................................................      3,324
Finance, insurance, and real estate.................................        381
Business and repair services........................................        485
Personal services...................................................        313
Entertainment, and recreation services..............................        299
Health services.....................................................        831
Educational services................................................      3,655
Other professional and related services.............................        815
Public administration...............................................        310

CLASS OF WORKER
  Employed persons 16 years and over................................     13,891
Private wage and salary workers.....................................      9,505
Government workers..................................................      3,869
  Local government workers..........................................        978
  State government workers..........................................      2,767
  Federal government workers........................................        124
Self-employed workers...............................................        485
Unpaid family workers...............................................         32

      Total housing units...........................................      9,275

YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
1989 to March 1990..................................................         63
1985 to 1988........................................................        153
1980 to 1984........................................................        598
1970 to 1979........................................................      1,950
1960 to 1969........................................................      2,311
1950 to 1959........................................................      1,351
1940 to 1949........................................................        862
1939 or earlier.....................................................      1,987

BEDROOMS
No bedroom..........................................................        168
1 bedroom...........................................................      1,630
2 bedrooms..........................................................      3,425
3 bedrooms..........................................................      2,702
4 bedrooms..........................................................      1,085
5 or more bedrooms..................................................        265

SELECTED CHARACTERISTICS
Lacking complete plumbing facilities................................         15
Lacking complete kitchen facilities.................................         31
Condominium housing units...........................................        179

SOURCE OF WATER
Public system or private company....................................      9,058
Individual drilled well.............................................        191
Individual dug well.................................................         26
Some other source...................................................          0

SEWAGE DISPOSAL
Public sewer........................................................      9,100
Septic tank or cesspool.............................................        156
Other means.........................................................         19

      Occupied housing units........................................      8,808

HOUSE HEATING FUEL
Utility gas.........................................................      7,189
Bottled, tank, or LP gas............................................        101
Electricity.........................................................      1,316
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.............................................         59
Coal or coke........................................................         26
Wood................................................................         14
Solar energy........................................................          0
Other fuel..........................................................         60
No fuel used........................................................         43

YEAR HOUSEHOLDER MOVED INTO UNIT
1989 to March 1990..................................................      2,777
1985 to 1988........................................................      2,870
1980 to 1984........................................................        858
1970 to 1979........................................................      1,122
1960 to 1969........................................................        575
1959 or earlier.....................................................        606

TELEPHONE
No telephone in unit................................................        289

VEHICLES AVAILABLE
  Occupied housing units............................................      8,808
None................................................................        902
1...................................................................      3,502
2...................................................................      3,036
3 or more...........................................................      1,368

MORTGAGE STATUS AND SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS
Specified owner-occupied housing units..............................      3,139
  With a mortgage...................................................      1,866
    Less than $300..................................................         30
    $300 to $499....................................................        272
    $500 to $699....................................................        818
    $700 to $999....................................................        569
    $1,000 to $1,499................................................        145
    $1,500 to $1,999................................................         32
    $2,000 or more..................................................          0
    Median (dollars)................................................        658
  Not mortgaged.....................................................      1,273
    Less than $100..................................................          5
    $100 to $199....................................................        371
    $200 to $299....................................................        684
    $300 to $399....................................................        185
    $400 or more....................................................         28
    Median (dollars)................................................        229

SELECTED MONTHLY OWNER COSTS AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD  INCOME IN 1989
Specified owner-occupied housing units..............................      3,139
  Less than 20 percent..............................................      2,111
  20 to 24 percent..................................................        413
  25 to 29 percent..................................................        304
  30 to 34 percent..................................................        129
  35 percent or more................................................        175
  Not computed......................................................          7

GROSS RENT
Specified renter-occupied housing units.............................      5,404
  Less than $200....................................................        410
  $200 to $299......................................................        668
  $300 to $499......................................................      2,837
  $500 to $749......................................................      1,156
  $750 to $999......................................................        153
  $1,000 or more....................................................         63
  No cash rent......................................................        117
  Median (dollars)..................................................        401

GROSS RENT AS A PERCENTAGE OF HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN 1989
Specified renter-occupied housing units.............................      5,404
  Less than 20 percent..............................................      1,284
  20 to 24 percent..................................................        682
  25 to 29 percent..................................................        510
  30 to 34 percent..................................................        414
  35 percent or more................................................      2,271
  Not computed......................................................        243
 



 
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