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Kent County, Delaware (DE)

County population in 2019: 180,786 (73% urban, 27% rural); it was 126,697 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 30,880
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 12,166
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 33,048
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,232 (it was 14,176 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

28%

Land area: 590 sq. mi.

Water area: 210.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 307 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kent County: 92.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.9%), Retail trade (13.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 26%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 4%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kent County, DE (2019)
    • 108,87460.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 46,43825.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 13,4107.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7,3684.1%Two or more races
    • 2,9581.6%Asian alone
    • 1,2750.7%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2960.2%Some other race alone
    • 1670.09%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.9 years
Delaware median age:

41.4 years
Males: 86,829  (48.0%)
Females: 93,957  (52.0%)
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Average household size:
Kent County:

2.0 people
Delaware:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,001 ($40,950 in 1999)
This county:

$58,001
Delaware:

$70,176

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $953 (lower quartile is $644, upper quartile is $1,239)
This county:

$953
State:

$959


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $225,200 (it was $103,300 in 2000)
Kent:

$225,200
Delaware:

$261,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $161,200 - $290,600

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $317,827
Here:

$317,827
State:

$321,945

Townhouses or other attached units: $157,129
Here:

$157,129
State:

$210,613

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,849
Here:

$97,849
State:

$250,114

Mobile homes: $155,147
Here:

$155,147
State:

$95,018

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,396
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $430

Institutionalized population: 1,045
Kent County, DE map from a distance

Health of residents in Kent County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is about average.
71.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
50.1% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
68.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
69.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 200 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 170 pounds. This is more than average.
33.7% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 626 buildings, average cost: $83,100
  • 1998: 675 buildings, average cost: $90,900
  • 1999: 705 buildings, average cost: $102,400
  • 2000: 853 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2001: 954 buildings, average cost: $97,300
  • 2002: 1442 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2003: 1763 buildings, average cost: $118,000
  • 2004: 2028 buildings, average cost: $121,900
  • 2005: 1946 buildings, average cost: $132,400
  • 2006: 1485 buildings, average cost: $146,600
  • 2007: 1317 buildings, average cost: $136,200
  • 2008: 824 buildings, average cost: $129,900
  • 2009: 722 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2010: 674 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2011: 540 buildings, average cost: $138,300
  • 2012: 695 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2013: 823 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2014: 912 buildings, average cost: $139,100
  • 2015: 827 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2016: 1124 buildings, average cost: $150,600
  • 2017: 1153 buildings, average cost: $154,600
  • 2018: 1321 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2019: 1216 buildings, average cost: $143,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Kent, DE residents
Average permit cost in Kent, DE
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,210 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $901 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Kent, DE in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kent, DE in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kent, DE in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.0%
Kent County:

13.0%
Delaware:

11.3%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.0% for Black residents, 23.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.2% for American Indian residents, 60.4% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 25.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 37.9 years old
(Males: 36.1 years old, Females: 39.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.1 years old, Black residents: 35.0 years old, American Indian residents: 48.1 years old, Asian residents: 52.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26.8 years old, Other race residents: 35.0 years old)

Area name: Dover, DE MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kent County is $616 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $682 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $892 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dover, Central Kent, Smyrna, Dover Base Housing, Highland Acres, Harrington, Rising Sun-Lebanon, Woodside East, Camden, Kent Acres.

Kent County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Kent County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Audrain County, Missouri , Mineral County, Nevada , Jefferson County, Colorado , Pleasants County, West Virginia , Jasper County, Illinois , Warren County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Delaware:

4.7%

Unemployment by year in Kent, DE
County total employment by year in Kent, DE
County average yearly wages by year in Kent, DE

Current college students: 8,588
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 11,393 (52.6% naturalized citizens)

Kent County:

6.3%
Whole state:

10.0%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2,6692010 or later
  • 2,9082000 to 2009
  • 2,1761990 to 1999
  • 1,0261980 to 1989
  • 6541970 to 1979
  • 1,467Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 79.3%

Kent County marital status for males Kent County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 46,085
  • One, attached: 8,381
  • Two: 1,289
  • 3 or 4: 1,798
  • 5 to 9: 2,247
  • 10 to 19: 3,613
  • 20 to 49: 1,234
  • 50 or more: 1,710
  • Mobile homes: 8,098

Housing units in Kent County with a mortgage: 29,435 (1,082 second mortgage, 1,870 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 15,883

Here:

65.9% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kent County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,6795
Evangelical Protestant14,99279
Mainline Protestant14,93141
Black Protestant3,24518
Other2,71814
Orthodox1001
None109,645-
Kent County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
This county:

1.19 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
Kent County:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kent County:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
State:

27.9%

Agriculture in Kent County:

Average size of farms: 257 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $178,468
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $358.39
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.85%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 57.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $139,074
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 81.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $127,089
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.69%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 51.73%
Corn for grain: 43548 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 20509 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 68647 harvested acres
Vegetables: 16,565 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Kent County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Delaware state average. It is 64% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 152.4 miles away from Kent County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 10.0 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.6 miles away from the county center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 152.5 miles away from Kent County center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 164.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Delaware Tropical Storm Isaias, Incident Period: August 4, 2020 - August 7, 2020, FEMA Id: 4566, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Delaware Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4526-DE: April 5, 2020, FEMA Id: 4526, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Delaware Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3357: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3357, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Delaware Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 27, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4090: November 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4090, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Delaware Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3336: August 28, 2011, FEMA Id: 3336, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Delaware Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 25, 2011 to August 31, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4037: September 30, 2011, FEMA Id: 4037, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Delaware Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1896: March 31, 2010, FEMA Id: 1896, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Delaware Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3263: September 30, 2005, FEMA Id: 3263, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Delaware Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1494: September 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 1494, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Delaware Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3183: March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 3183, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Shortage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kent

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 61,754 (81.5%)
  • Carpooled: 6,991 (9.2%)
  • Bus: 694 (0.9%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 423 (0.6%)
  • Bicycle: 116 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 2,180 (2.9%)
  • Worked at home: 3,573 (4.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Haiti (14%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (8%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Ghana (4%)
  • Guatemala (4%)
  • India (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kent County


  • American (13%)
  • German (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Haitian (3%)
  • European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Kent County, Delaware in 2000:

  • 1,732 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,091 people in nursing homes
  • 381 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 154 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 125 people in halfway houses
  • 62 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 26 people in other group homes
  • 18 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 18 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 18 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Kent County, Delaware in 2010:

  • 2,773 people in college/university student housing
  • 784 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 283 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 202 people in state prisons
  • 93 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 82 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 27 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 25 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,935.

6.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,584 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Delaware average:

5.47%


0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,074 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.17%
Delaware average:

0.06%

2.32% relocated from other counties in Delaware ($14,919 average AGI)
4.05% relocated from other states ($29,591 average AGI)
Kent County:

4.05%
Delaware average:

4.39%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from New Castle County, DE  1.31% ($48,838 average AGI)
from Sussex County, DE  1.01% ($33,254)
from Philadelphia County, PA  0.17% ($40,491)
from Caroline County, MD  0.11% ($40,214)
from Cecil County, MD  0.09% ($33,034)
from Kings County, NY  0.08% ($43,444)
from Burlington County, NJ  0.07% ($47,591)


6.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Delaware average:

5.02%


0.20% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,302 average AGI)
Kent County:

0.20%
Delaware average:

0.08%

2.22% relocated to other counties in Delaware ($15,369 average AGI)
3.79% relocated to other states ($28,851 average AGI)
Kent County:

3.79%
Delaware average:

3.92%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sussex County, DE  1.14% ($39,974 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  1.08% ($46,206)
to Philadelphia County, PA  0.10% ($35,254)
to Caroline County, MD  0.06% ($33,692)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.06% ($39,658)
to Cecil County, MD  0.06% ($32,579)
to Burlington County, NJ  0.05% ($40,114)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Kent County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Kent County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kent County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Kent County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Kent County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 22,858 (18,197 aged, 4,661 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 3,765 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.44
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,043
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 265
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 54,119

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 830
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 24

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 29
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 70

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 28.4. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 108.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 68.4
  • Other - 40.0

Household type by relationship:

Households: 180,786
  • Male householders: 33,712 (7,980 living alone), Female householders: 34,311 (10,714 living alone)
  • 31,568 spouses (31,014 opposite-sex spouses), 5,696 unmarried partners, (5,558 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 50,159 children (45,435 natural, 1,043 adopted, 3,681 stepchildren), 4,465 grandchildren, 2,452 brothers or sisters, 3,614 parents, 167 foster children, 2,353 other relatives, 7,645 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 4,644

Size of family households: 21,782 2-persons, 9,936 3-persons, 7,133 4-persons, 3,843 5-persons, 1,432 6-persons, 754 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 18,694 1-person, 3,776 2-persons, 264 3-persons, 47 4-persons, 362 5-persons.

21,631 married couples with children.
13,388 single-parent households (4,488 men, 8,900 women).

89.3% of residents of Kent speak English at home.
4.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,235,094,000 ($8,901 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $451,781,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $410,030,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $115,049,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,518,000
Federal grants: $303,843,000
Federal procurement contracts: $162,741,000 ($156,234,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $234,913,000 ($206,422,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $7,203,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $161,745,000
Federal Government insurance: $121,029,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 10,484
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 5,784
Here:

40 per 1000 residents
State:

44 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +840
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+13 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +12,032
Here:

+84 per 1000 residents
State:

+33 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kent County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.45 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.5
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.3

Year house built in Kent County, Delaware
  • Year house built in Kent County, Delaware
  • 4,0262014 or later
  • 3,9542010 to 2013
  • 15,6152000 to 2009
  • 12,5291990 to 1999
  • 11,0181980 to 1989
  • 7,2661970 to 1979
  • 6,9681960 to 1969
  • 5,8971950 to 1959
  • 1,3271940 to 1949
  • 5,8551939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Delaware
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Delaware
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Delaware
  • 2181 room
  • 462 rooms
  • 3493 rooms
  • 2,7484 rooms
  • 8,1205 rooms
  • 11,4556 rooms
  • 7,3467 rooms
  • 7,3138 rooms
  • 7,7239+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Delaware
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Delaware
  • 9941 room
  • 1362 rooms
  • 3,5373 rooms
  • 6,7254 rooms
  • 3,8545 rooms
  • 3,0326 rooms
  • 1,9277 rooms
  • 1,5668 rooms
  • 9349+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Delaware
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Delaware
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Delaware
  • 223no bedroom
  • 4341 bedroom
  • 4,8852 bedrooms
  • 25,3733 bedrooms
  • 11,5504 bedrooms
  • 2,8535+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Delaware
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Delaware
  • 994no bedroom
  • 2,2531 bedroom
  • 9,3852 bedrooms
  • 8,5843 bedrooms
  • 1,3144 bedrooms
  • 1755+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County, Delaware in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 1,369no vehicle
  • 11,7001 vehicle
  • 19,7022 vehicles
  • 8,0933 vehicles
  • 3,0194 vehicles
  • 1,4355+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3,274no vehicle
  • 10,6481 vehicle
  • 6,9292 vehicles
  • 9793 vehicles
  • 2134 vehicles
  • 6625+ vehicles

86.0% of Kent County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Delaware.

Kent County:

86.0%
State average:

87.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 79,798
  • Other state: 84,586
  • Northeast: 39,649
  • Midwest: 7,066
  • South: 31,854
  • West: 6,017
Year householders moved into unit in Kent County, DE
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kent County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 41.1%Utility gas
  • 26.7%Electricity
  • 16.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.6%Electricity
  • 41.3%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,241
Here:

7.2%
Delaware:

12.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 407
Here:

4.5%
Delaware:

10.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,779
Here:

17.3%
Delaware:

15.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Kent County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,487,000
    Other: $8,226,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,602,000
    Regular Highways: $1,044,000
    Parks and Recreation: $377,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,859,000
    General - Other: $1,246,000
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $11,082,000
    Health - Other: $6,769,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,586,000
    Financial Administration: $4,382,000
    General - Other: $3,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,258,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,925,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,744,000
    Libraries: $1,637,000
    Regular Highways: $987,000
    General Public Buildings: $777,000
    Police Protection: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,552,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $62,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $59,789,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,626,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,175,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,294,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,430,000
    Special Assessments: $2,840,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,468,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $861,000
    Housing and Community Development: $667,000
    Other: $366,000
    Sewerage: $280,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,187,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,494,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $351,000
    Other License: $63,000

Kent County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,487,000
    Other: $8,226,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,602,000
    Regular Highways: $1,044,000
    Parks and Recreation: $377,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,859,000
    General - Other: $1,246,000
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $11,082,000
    Health - Other: $6,769,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,586,000
    Financial Administration: $4,382,000
    General - Other: $3,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,258,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,925,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,744,000
    Libraries: $1,637,000
    Regular Highways: $987,000
    General Public Buildings: $777,000
    Police Protection: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,552,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $62,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $59,789,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,626,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,175,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,294,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,430,000
    Special Assessments: $2,840,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,468,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $861,000
    Housing and Community Development: $667,000
    Other: $366,000
    Sewerage: $280,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,187,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,494,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $351,000
    Other License: $63,000

Kent County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,487,000
    Other: $8,226,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,602,000
    Regular Highways: $1,044,000
    Parks and Recreation: $377,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,859,000
    General - Other: $1,246,000
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $11,082,000
    Health - Other: $6,769,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,586,000
    Financial Administration: $4,382,000
    General - Other: $3,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,258,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,925,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,744,000
    Libraries: $1,637,000
    Regular Highways: $987,000
    General Public Buildings: $777,000
    Police Protection: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,552,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $62,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $59,789,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,626,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,175,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,294,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,430,000
    Special Assessments: $2,840,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,468,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $861,000
    Housing and Community Development: $667,000
    Other: $366,000
    Sewerage: $280,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,187,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,494,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $351,000
    Other License: $63,000

Kent County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,487,000
    Other: $8,226,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,602,000
    Regular Highways: $1,044,000
    Parks and Recreation: $377,000
  • Construction - Sewerage: $5,859,000
    General - Other: $1,246,000
  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $11,082,000
    Health - Other: $6,769,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,586,000
    Financial Administration: $4,382,000
    General - Other: $3,995,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,258,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,904,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,925,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,744,000
    Libraries: $1,637,000
    Regular Highways: $987,000
    General Public Buildings: $777,000
    Police Protection: $648,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $71,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $217,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,552,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $62,083,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $59,789,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $37,801,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,626,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,175,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,294,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,430,000
    Special Assessments: $2,840,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Rents: $26,000
    Sale of Property: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $112,468,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,603,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $861,000
    Housing and Community Development: $667,000
    Other: $366,000
    Sewerage: $280,000
    General Local Government Support: $4,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,187,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $4,494,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $351,000
    Other License: $63,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,943
  • Number of aged recipients: 218
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,725
  • Number of recipients under 18: 689
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,826
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 428
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,029
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,323
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 34 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,033$205,760482$164,2863,457$192,551257$65,1875$361,200218$149,069184$99,620
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED62$195,43547$139,213369$186,46153$79,9810$019$138,31648$78,625
APPLICATIONS DENIED218$204,546167$113,8261,626$195,862290$52,2171$73,00096$134,771220$79,782
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN95$205,97972$164,1941,049$201,58040$100,6500$059$163,62750$99,180
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS21$234,28615$137,733252$192,41724$76,3750$013$149,07731$117,065
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 31 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED68$226,86859$247,1023$206,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED21$221,42931$238,3551$74,0001$185,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$274,11124$221,2080$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$250,2507$250,7141$306,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$209,4001$313,0001$135,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kent, DE
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Kent, DE - Value
Most common first names in Kent County, DE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William95873.4 years
John89773.6 years
Mary89478.8 years
James74272.3 years
Charles56973.2 years
George52575.0 years
Robert52369.3 years
Helen37979.8 years
Margaret36177.8 years
Elizabeth34681.1 years
Most common last names in Kent County, DE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith29775.8 years
Brown24274.4 years
Johnson22973.5 years
Jones21674.7 years
Moore17575.7 years
Morris16372.9 years
Williams16373.2 years
Davis15774.4 years
Wilson14873.7 years
Thompson13774.9 years
Businesses in Kent County, DE
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1LensCrafters1
AT&T3Lowe's2
Ace Hardware2Macy's1
Advance Auto Parts2MainStay1
Aeropostale1Marriott2
AmericInn1MasterBrand Cabinets18
American Eagle Outfitters1Mazda1
Applebee's2McDonald's8
Arby's2Men's Wearhouse1
AutoZone3Microtel1
Baskin-Robbins1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1Nike7
Best Western2Nissan1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Pac Sun1
Burger King3Papa John's Pizza1
CVS2Payless1
Casual Male XL1Penske1
Catherines1PetSmart1
Charlotte Russe1Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet2Pizza Hut2
Chick-Fil-A2Plato's Closet1
Chipotle1Popeyes2
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos1
Cold Stone Creamery1RadioShack3
Comfort Inn1Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites1Red Roof Inn1
Dairy Queen3Rite Aid7
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
Decora Cabinetry4Safeway1
Domino's Pizza2Sam's Club1
Dressbarn1Sears2
Dunkin Donuts8Sheraton1
Fashion Bug1Sleep Inn1
FedEx19Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks1
Ford2Subaru1
GNC7Subway8
GameStop2Super 82
Goodwill4T-Mobile4
H&R Block5T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's4T.J.Maxx1
Hilton2Taco Bell3
Holiday Inn3Talbots1
Hollister Co.1Target1
Home Depot1Toyota1
Honda1Toys"R"Us2
Hyundai1True Value1
IHOP1U-Haul9
JCPenney1UPS17
Jones New York4Vans2
Journeys1Verizon Wireless1
Justice1Victoria's Secret1
KFC4Volkswagen1
Kincaid1Vons1
Kmart1Waffle House2
Kohl's1Walgreens9
La-Z-Boy4Walmart2
Lane Bryant1Wendy's3
Lane Furniture3YMCA1

Kent County on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"