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Kentland is a town in Newton County, in the Chicago metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for A.J. Kent, founder
The latitude of Kentland is 40.770N. The longitude is -87.445W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,738.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kentland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47951 ZIP code.
22% of Kentland residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kentland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kentland was $17,797, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Kentland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Kentland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $355. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $773.
Libraries in Kentland include Kentland-Jefferson Twp Public Library ... View libraries
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kentland political report.
The average commute time for Kentland workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Kentland include Holiday Inn Express.
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