Kenton, Ohio

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Kenton is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, Ohio, United States,[3] along the Scioto River. The population was 8,336 at the 2000 census. It is named for Kentucky/Ohio frontiersman, Simon Kenton. It is the seat of Hardin County.



Kenton is located at 40°38′48″N 83°36′31″W / 40.64667°N 83.60861°W / 40.64667; -83.60861 (40.646555, -83.608706)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (11.8 km²), of which, 4.5 square miles (11.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.97%) is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 8,336 people, 3,495 households, and 2,149 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,860.6 people per square mile (718.4/km²). There were 3,795 housing units at an average density of 847.0/sq mi (327.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.11% White, 0.91% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 1.01% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 3,495 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 33.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.95.

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