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Kent has the 1046th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.1% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Kent is part of the Akron metro area. Unemployment in the Akron area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Akron has the 77th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Kent is below average at $44,990, and the median cost of a home in Kent is $139,000, which is below the national average. 42% of workers in Kent hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 92% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Kent. 83% of Kent workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Kent spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.