Kenton, TN Population

Population: 1,306. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,301 (-0.4% change)
Males: 610 (46.7%), Females: 696 (53.3%)

Obion County

Zip code: 38233

Median resident age: 37.8 years
Median household income: $29,803
Median house value: $59,400

Races in Kenton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (83.4%)
  • Black (14.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.9%)

Ancestries: United States (28.1%), Irish (13.1%), German (5.6%), English (5.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%), Subsaharan African (1.2%).

Elevation: 308 feet

Land area: 2.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kenton

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kenton town

  • Never married: 14.1%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 11.7%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

0.0% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-6.6%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Kenton:

  • HEALTHSOUTH CANE CREEK REHAB HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; MARTIN, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-VOLUNTEER HOSPITL (about 16 miles; MARTIN, TN)
  • BAPTIST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL UNION CITY (about 16 miles; UNION CITY, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kenton:

  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 44 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 61 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 80 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kenton:

  • EVERETT-STEWART (about 12 miles; UNION CITY, TN; Abbreviation: UCY)
  • FULTON (about 23 miles; FULTON, KY; Abbreviation: 1M7)
  • GIBSON COUNTY (about 24 miles; TRENTON, TN; Abbreviation: TGC)
Amtrak station near Kenton:

  • 19 miles: NEWBERN/DYERSBURG (NEWBERN, 108 JEFFERSON ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kenton:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 20 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 43 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 87 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHWEST TENNESSEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-MACON CAMPUS (about 92 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,979)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS (about 96 miles; MEMPHIS, TN; Full-time enrollment: 15,831)

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