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Kenton, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Town of Kenton had a population of 1,315 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Kenton is located at latitude 36.2021 and longitude -89.0153 in Obion County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Obion County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 312 feet.

While the primary coordinates for Town of Kenton are located in Obion County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Gibson County.

The Town of Kenton (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Kenton is located within Commissioner District 16, a minor civil division (MCD) of Obion County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Kenton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,315
Population in Households 1,315
Population in Familes 1,105
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 658
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 549
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 386
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 623 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 377 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 172 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $88,509
Average Home Value $115,013


Median Household Income $39,300
Average Household Income $48,027
Per Capita Income $19,371
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.5% 0.5%
Households 0.46% 0.4%
Families 1.12% 0.31%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   2.31%
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.


Kenton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenton to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 254 41st
Population Density1 # 158 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 141 67th
Median Household Income # 197 54th
Per Capita Income # 250 42nd

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