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The Town of Kenton had a population of 1,324 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Kenton, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,324
Daytime Population: Workers 239
Daytime Population: Residents 842
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,081
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 1,324
Population in Familes 1,111
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 664
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $36,697
Average Household Income $46,927
Per Capita Income $18,938


Total Housing Units 630 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 384 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (26.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 80 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $89,371
Average Home Value $108,681


Total Households 550
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 386
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.46% 0.24%
Households 0.36% 0.22%
Families 0.81% 0.05%
Median Household Income   1.28%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Kenton, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenton to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 251 41st
Population Density # 155 64th
Diversity Index # 142 67th
Median Household Income # 272 37th
Per Capita Income # 335 22nd

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