Kenton county is in the Outer Bluegrass region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 455 to 960 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 159,720 in a land area of 160.25 square miles, an average of 996.7 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,200 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
Kenton county was named to honor Simon Kenton.