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Encyclopedia > Kent, Connecticut

Kent is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut, alongside the border with New York. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 2,858. Its ZIP code is 06757. Long-time resident Henry Kissinger often conducts his television interviews from the town. Also, Seth MacFarlane, creator of the show Family Guy, was born and lived here. Kent is also home to Kent School, a New England boarding school. Also, KenMont and KenWood camps are located here. Image File history File links I made this. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Mr. ... Henry Kissinger Henry Alfred Kissinger (born May 27, 1923 as Heinz Alfred Kissinger) is a German-born American diplomat and statesman. ... Seth MacFarlane Seth Woodbury MacFarlane (born October 26, 1973 in Kent, Connecticut) is an American animator, screenwriter, producer, director and voice actor. ... Family Guy is an animated television series originally created by Seth MacFarlane for FOX in 1999. ... Kent School is an independent (private) co-ed prep school in Kent, Connecticut. ... A boarding school is a self-contained educational establishment where students not only study but where some or all students may live. ...

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Geography

Kent is located in Litchfield County. Its location is 41°43′29″ N 73°28′39″ W. Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 128.4 km² (49.6 mi²). 125.5 km² (48.5 mi²) of it is land and 2.9 km² (1.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.26% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,858 people, 1,143 households, and 744 families residing in the town. The population density is 22.8/km² (59.0/mi²). There are 1,463 housing units at an average density of 11.7/km² (30.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 95.77% White, 0.56% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.70% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 2.52% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 1,143 households out of which 28.6% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% are married couples living together, 6.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.9% are non-families. 28.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.99. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the town the population is spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 5.2% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 17.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.6 males.


The median income for a household in the town is $53,906, and the median income for a family is $66,065. Males have a median income of $46,343 versus $31,493 for females. The per capita income for the town is $38,674. 3.2% of the population and 0.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 0.0% of those under the age of 18 and 10.8% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Kent Falls State Park

Kent Falls of Kent Falls State park in Kent, CT
Kent Falls of Kent Falls State park in Kent, CT

See: Kent Falls State Park Image File history File links Kent Falls (in the Kent Falls State Park, Kent, Connecticut). ... Image File history File links Kent Falls (in the Kent Falls State Park, Kent, Connecticut). ...


Kent Falls State Park, with its scenic view of the 250' (in multiple stages) Kent falls of the Housatonic River is located in Kent. A trail winds a quarter of a mile up along the falls, not difficult to walk but steep and uneven. The park is stocked with trout from the state's hatcheries. The Housatonic River is a river, approximately 144 mi (230 km) long, in western Massachusetts and central Connecticut in the United States. ... Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Trout is the common name given to a number of species of freshwater fishes belonging to the salmon family, Salmonidae. ...

  • CT DEP site for Kent Falls State Park

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Welcome to Kent, Connecticut (545 words)
Kent is primarily residential with some small industry and farms.
While there are many small hamlets, such as South Kent and Bulls Bridge, the obelisk Civil War Soldiers Monument at the intersection is a dramatic assurance that you have arrived in downtown Kent.
The monument is in the center of town at the intersection of State Route 7, a major north-south road and Route 341, an east-west road.
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