Kent is an unincorporated community located in the U.S. state of Illinois. It is within Stephenson County approximately 12 miles west of Freeport.. It coordinates at 42°18′31″N 89°54′07″W. The elevation is 899 feet above sea level. Kent was founded in 1827 and had a population of 79 in the 2000 US census data. Recent job growth is negatively decreased by 2.43 percent. The average travel time is 18 minutes. It has Zip code 61044.