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Kent County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 20,125 (27% urban, 73% rural); it was 19,197 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,743
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,065
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,388
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,357 (it was 2,278 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 279 sq. mi.

Water area: 134.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 72 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Kent County: 93.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Educational, health and social services (22.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Kent County, MD (2017)
    • 15,18179.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2,99715.6%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9685.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 3181.7%Two or more races
    • 2231.2%Asian alone
    • 360.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

47.0 years
Maryland median age:

38.7 years
Males: 9,700  (48.2%)
Females: 10,425  (51.8%)
Average household size:
Kent County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,434 ($39,869 in 1999)
This county:

$58,434
Maryland:

$80,776

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $749 (lower quartile is $576, upper quartile is $1,021)
This county:

$749
State:

$1193


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $263,870 (it was $121,000 in 2000)
Kent:

$263,870
Maryland:

$312,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $170,709 - $376,149
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,531
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $591

Institutionalized population: 289

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 6

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 16
  • Burglaries: 55
  • Thefts: 37
  • Auto thefts: 10
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 106 buildings, average cost: $96,200
  • 1998: 113 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 1999: 106 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2000: 334 buildings, average cost: $104,100
  • 2001: 345 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2002: 358 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2003: 429 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2004: 221 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2005: 206 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2006: 194 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2007: 222 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2008: 105 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2009: 117 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2010: 61 buildings, average cost: $209,100
  • 2011: 46 buildings, average cost: $208,200
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $206,700
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2014: 54 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2015: 25 buildings, average cost: $301,100
  • 2016: 28 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2017: 33 buildings, average cost: $266,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Kent, MD residents
Average permit cost in Kent, MD
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,564 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,627 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Kent, MD in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kent, MD in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Kent, MD in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.2%
Kent County:

11.2%
Maryland:

9.3%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.5% for Black residents, 16.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for American Indian residents, 58.6% for other race residents, 46.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.0 years old
(Males: 44.9 years old, Females: 48.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.3 years old, Black residents: 40.0 years old, American Indian residents: 32.6 years old, Asian residents: 21.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.8 years old, Other race residents: 31.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kent County is $542 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $652 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $800 a month.

Cities in this county include: District 4, Chestertown, Chestertown, Rock Hall, Butlertown, Fairlee, Galena, Millington, Betterton, Tolchester, Worton.

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): 0.033 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 6.7 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Eagle County, Colorado , Mesa County, Colorado , Johnson County, Kansas , Marion County, Indiana , Thomas County, Kansas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Maryland:

3.9%

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

Current college students: 1,568
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 911 (23.9% naturalized citizens)

Kent County:

4.5%
Whole state:

15.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2272010 or later
  • 4212000 to 2009
  • 591990 to 1999
  • 951980 to 1989
  • 701970 to 1979
  • 135Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 8,511
  • One, attached: 302
  • Two: 179
  • 3 or 4: 207
  • 5 to 9: 428
  • 10 to 19: 280
  • 20 to 49: 186
  • 50 or more: 93
  • Mobile homes: 523
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 9

Housing units in Kent County with a mortgage: 3,189 (51 second mortgage, 314 home equity loan, 30 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,282

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

72.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kent County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,55127
Catholic2,5883
Evangelical Protestant1,81414
Black Protestant9846
Other722
None10,188-
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: 4
Kent County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Kent County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

12.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kent County:

10.7%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

28.1%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.0%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Kent County:

Average size of farms: 369 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $210,175
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $435.21
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 26.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.18%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $180,665
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 74.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $163,848
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.46
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 51.20%
Corn for grain: 35130 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 15001 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 34236 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,680 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Kent County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 74.0 miles away from Kent 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 73.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 275.9 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 336.4 miles away from Kent County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 313.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 22, 2016 to January 23, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4261: March 04, 2016, FEMA Id: 4261, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3349: October 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3349, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 04, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4091: November 20, 2012, FEMA Id: 4091, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 08, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4075: August 02, 2012, FEMA Id: 4075, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 26, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3335: August 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3335, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Irene, Incident Period: August 24, 2011 to September 05, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4034: September 16, 2011, FEMA Id: 4034, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1910: May 06, 2010, FEMA Id: 1910, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1875: February 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1875, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Maryland Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3251: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3251, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maryland Hurricane Isabel, Incident Period: September 18, 2003 to September 29, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1492: September 19, 2003, FEMA Id: 1492, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Kent County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Snowstorms: 4, Blizzard: 1, Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Kent

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,599 (70.1%)
  • Carpooled: 743 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 40 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 70 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 114 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 854 (9.1%)
  • Worked at home: 937 (10.0%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Guatemala (18%)
  • South Africa (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (5%)
  • Norway (4%)
  • India (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kent County


  • American (14%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • European (2%)

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

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

  • 743 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 205 people in nursing homes
  • 169 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 46 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 32 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 29 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 21 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 18 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 16 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in halfway houses
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 1,044 people in college/university student housing
  • 192 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 151 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 77 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 17 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 12 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $74,470.

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($64,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Maryland average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.25% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($33,732 average AGI)
2.29% relocated from other states ($31,238 average AGI)
Kent County:

2.29%
Maryland average:

3.22%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Queen Anne's County, MD  1.34% ($40,067 average AGI)
from Cecil County, MD  0.46% ($54,944)
from New Castle County, DE  0.36% ($84,179)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.31% ($65,208)


5.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($70,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.73%
Maryland average:

7.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.04% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($43,800 average AGI)
2.69% relocated to other states ($26,646 average AGI)
Kent County:

2.69%
Maryland average:

3.70%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Queen Anne's County, MD  1.51% ($55,992 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.41% ($73,219)
to Kent County, DE  0.27% ($13,048)
to Cecil County, MD  0.26% ($33,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Kent County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Kent County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Kent County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.4%
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: 4,885 (4,365 aged, 520 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 449 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Kent County, Maryland in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (264)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (253)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (244)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (225)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (214)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (179)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (161)
  • Unspecified dementia (123)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (73)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (67)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18,205
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 255
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 62,986

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,055
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,196
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 26
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 30
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 20,125
  • In family households: 14,613 (2,445 male householders, 2,247 female householders)
    3,685 spouses, 4,622 children (4,250 natural, 177 adopted, 186 stepchildren), 675 grandchildren, 62 brothers or sisters, 172 parents, 357 other relatives, 349 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,850 (1,358 male householders (1,158 living alone)), 1,737 female householders (1,511 living alone)), 758 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,637

Size of family households: 2,852 2-persons, 793 3-persons, 683 4-persons, 232 5-persons, 95 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,668 1-person, 344 2-persons, 37 3-persons, 32 4-persons, 19 5-persons.

1,796 married couples with children.
887 single-parent households (171 men, 716 women).

94.3% of residents of Kent speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (40% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 34% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 70% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $152,633,000 ($7,795 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $7,115,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $73,417,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $34,224,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,430,000
Federal grants: $19,787,000
Federal procurement contracts: $8,638,000 ($2,614,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,137,000 ($438,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,829,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $7,064,000
Federal Government insurance: $122,578,000

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

Births: 875
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,252
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +148
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +958
Here:

+48 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Kent County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.11 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

7.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Kent County, Maryland
  • Year house built in Kent County, Maryland
  • 1272014 or later
  • 1592010 to 2013
  • 1,5892000 to 2009
  • 1,6071990 to 1999
  • 1,2331980 to 1989
  • 1,3951970 to 1979
  • 8891960 to 1969
  • 7121950 to 1959
  • 5041940 to 1949
  • 2,4321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Maryland
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Maryland
  • 111 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 1173 rooms
  • 2934 rooms
  • 9485 rooms
  • 1,1096 rooms
  • 1,0747 rooms
  • 7808 rooms
  • 1,0559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Maryland
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Maryland
  • 31 room
  • 1992 rooms
  • 2123 rooms
  • 5614 rooms
  • 3795 rooms
  • 4136 rooms
  • 2427 rooms
  • 2058 rooms
  • 1609+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent County, Maryland
  • 11no bedroom
  • 691 bedroom
  • 8722 bedrooms
  • 3,0913 bedrooms
  • 1,1674 bedrooms
  • 2005+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Maryland
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent County, Maryland
  • 21no bedroom
  • 5521 bedroom
  • 8302 bedrooms
  • 7133 bedrooms
  • 1824 bedrooms
  • 575+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County, Maryland 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
  • 245no vehicle
  • 1,4071 vehicle
  • 2,3942 vehicles
  • 8633 vehicles
  • 3624 vehicles
  • 1395+ 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
  • 637no vehicle
  • 1,0441 vehicle
  • 4212 vehicles
  • 2193 vehicles
  • 514 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

85.2% of Kent County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 39% lived in Maryland.

Kent County:

85.2%
State average:

86.3%

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

  • This state: 10,920
  • Other state: 8,018
  • Northeast: 3,798
  • Midwest: 584
  • South: 3,254
  • West: 435
Year householders moved into unit in Kent County, MD
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kent County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 43.4%Electricity
  • 24.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 2.2%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Solar energy
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.9%Electricity
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood
  • 3.1%No fuel used
  • 2.5%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 351
Here:

22.9%
Maryland:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 93
Here:

13.6%
Maryland:

12.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,147
Here:

71.6%
Maryland:

18.9%

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 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,390,000
    Other: $481,000
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $977,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,624,000
    General - Other: $6,137,000
    Regular Highways: $3,156,000
    Police Protection: $3,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $1,675,000
    Water Utilities: $1,674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,542,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,414,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,320,000
    Sewerage: $1,070,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $950,000
    Health - Other: $693,000
    Libraries: $612,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $86,000
    Housing and Community Development: $76,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $773,000
    Education: $419,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Natural Resources: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,087,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $137,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,307,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,624,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $242,000
    Rents: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $72,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $773,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,000
    General Public Building: $168,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
    General - Other: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $92,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $572,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,585,000
    Other: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $626,000
    Highways: $334,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,952,000
    Individual Income: $12,233,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,035,000
    Other License: $174,000
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $96,000
    Public Utility License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000
    Amusements Sales: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,156,000

Kent County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,390,000
    Other: $481,000
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $977,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,624,000
    General - Other: $6,137,000
    Regular Highways: $3,156,000
    Police Protection: $3,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $1,675,000
    Water Utilities: $1,674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,542,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,414,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,320,000
    Sewerage: $1,070,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $950,000
    Health - Other: $693,000
    Libraries: $612,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $86,000
    Housing and Community Development: $76,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $773,000
    Education: $419,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Natural Resources: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,087,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $137,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,307,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,624,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $242,000
    Rents: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $72,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $773,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,000
    General Public Building: $168,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
    General - Other: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $92,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $572,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,585,000
    Other: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $626,000
    Highways: $334,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,952,000
    Individual Income: $12,233,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,035,000
    Other License: $174,000
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $96,000
    Public Utility License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000
    Amusements Sales: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,156,000

Kent County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,390,000
    Other: $481,000
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $977,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,624,000
    General - Other: $6,137,000
    Regular Highways: $3,156,000
    Police Protection: $3,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $1,675,000
    Water Utilities: $1,674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,542,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,414,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,320,000
    Sewerage: $1,070,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $950,000
    Health - Other: $693,000
    Libraries: $612,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $86,000
    Housing and Community Development: $76,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $773,000
    Education: $419,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Natural Resources: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,087,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $137,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,307,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,624,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $242,000
    Rents: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $72,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $773,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,000
    General Public Building: $168,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
    General - Other: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $92,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $572,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,585,000
    Other: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $626,000
    Highways: $334,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,952,000
    Individual Income: $12,233,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,035,000
    Other License: $174,000
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $96,000
    Public Utility License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000
    Amusements Sales: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,156,000

Kent County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,390,000
    Other: $481,000
    Solid Waste Management: $223,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $218,000
    Parks and Recreation: $179,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $47,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $977,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $28,624,000
    General - Other: $6,137,000
    Regular Highways: $3,156,000
    Police Protection: $3,023,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,864,000
    Financial Administration: $1,675,000
    Water Utilities: $1,674,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,542,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,414,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,320,000
    Sewerage: $1,070,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,065,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,036,000
    General Public Buildings: $950,000
    Health - Other: $693,000
    Libraries: $612,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $394,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $86,000
    Housing and Community Development: $76,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $773,000
    Education: $419,000
    Housing and Community Development: $57,000
    General Local Government Support: $28,000
    Natural Resources: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,087,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $726,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $137,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,307,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,624,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,683,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $242,000
    Rents: $112,000
    Sale of Property: $72,000
    Interest Earnings: $38,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $773,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $539,000
    General Public Building: $168,000
    Police Protection: $126,000
    General - Other: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $92,000
    Financial Administration: $78,000
    Solid Waste Management: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $59,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $21,000
    Correctional Institutions: $15,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $14,462,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $572,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $11,585,000
    Other: $1,478,000
    General Local Government Support: $626,000
    Highways: $334,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $29,952,000
    Individual Income: $12,233,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,035,000
    Other License: $174,000
    Other Selective Sales: $157,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $96,000
    Public Utility License: $31,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $25,000
    Amusements Sales: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $19,156,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 319
  • Number of aged recipients: 53
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 266
  • Number of recipients under 18: 43
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 190
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 86
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 153
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 147
Most common first names in Kent County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William36975.8 years
John28475.8 years
James26872.5 years
Mary26180.5 years
Charles19375.8 years
George19275.0 years
Robert15674.6 years
Helen12079.6 years
Margaret11680.5 years
Thomas10873.2 years
Most common last names in Kent County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson12676.2 years
Jones9177.3 years
Smith8378.3 years
Brown7675.7 years
Coleman6474.5 years
Miller5574.6 years
Williams5576.1 years
Davis5478.1 years
Thompson5178.2 years
Wilson5173.2 years
Businesses in Kent County, MD
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
Comfort Suites1RadioShack1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
FedEx3Subway1
GNC1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1True Value1
Jones New York2U-Haul2
KFC1UPS3
Lane Furniture1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets3YMCA1
McDonald's1

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