Profile for Kent, Connecticut, CT
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Kent is a town in Litchfield County, in the Torrington metro area.
The community was named for Kent, England.
The latitude of Kent is 41.731N. The longitude is -73.453W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 466 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,858.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Kent demographic reports
Kent is on the Housatonic River, at the New York border
Known for its artists and art galleries
Well-known residents have included:
· Patti LuPone, actress
· Henry Kissinger, secretary of state
Nearby parks & recreation:
Kent Falls State Park, Lake Waramaug State Park, Macedonia Brook State Park, Appalachian Trail
Historic sites and museums: Bull's Bridge, Kent Historical Society Museum, Sloane-Stanley Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
History formed a kind of living atmosphere here. It hovered like a pocket of quiescent air upon us. It lived in the names of roads and ponds and mountains that were the names of first-settling families - Skiff, Geer,
Stone, Hatch, Bull, Swift, Pratt.
-- Far from Home
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Ancestry & family history
14% of Kent residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kent ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kent was $38,674, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Kent residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Kent include Flanders Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Kent, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $714. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,430.
Libraries in Kent include Kent Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Kent include Kent Good Times Dispatch
The average commute time for Kent workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ History formed a kind of living atmosphere here. It hovered like a pocket of quiescent air upon us. It lived in the names of roads and ponds and mountains that were the names of first-settling families - Skiff, Geer,
Stone, Hatch, Bull, Swift, Pratt. ”
~ Far from Home
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