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Kenton is a city in and the county seat of Hardin County, Ohio, United States, located in the west central part of Ohio. The population was 8,262 at the 2010 census. The city was named for frontiersman Simon Kenton of Kentucky and Ohio.GeographyKenton is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.13sqmi, of which, 5.04sqmi is land and 0.09sqmi is water.HistoryIn 1845, Kenton was incorporated as a village; it became a city in 1886. The city was named after frontiersman Simon Kenton.The city began as a center for agriculture trade, then in the late nineteenth century developed industry common to America of the time. From 1890 to 1952, Kenton was home to the Kenton Hardware Company, manufacturers of locks, cast-iron toys, and the very popular Gene Autry toy cap guns.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 8,262 people, 3,351 households, and 2,092 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,836 persons per square mile (712.2/km²). There were 3,773 housing units at an average density of 838.4 per square mile (325.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.2% White, 0.9% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.9% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 0.90% of the population.
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