Kenton is a town in Gibson and Obion counties, Tennessee. The population was 1,281 at the 2010 census, a decline of 25 from 2000. The Gibson County portion of Kenton is part of the Humboldt, TN Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the Obion County portion is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Kenton is located at 36°12′7″N 89°0′47″W (36.202027, -89.013044).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.04 square mile (0.1 km2) (1.00%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,306 people, 567 households, and 378 families residing in the town. The population density was 653.6 people per square mile (252.1/km2). There were 616 housing units at an average density of 308.3 per square mile (118.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.76% White, 14.40% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.91% of the population.
There were 567 households, out of which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% were non-families.