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Kent County, Maryland (MD)

County population in 2016: 20,007 (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).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Kent County: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (23.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (18.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 78%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 21%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kent County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (77.4%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (15.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Maryland median age:  38.5 years
Males: 9,641  (48.2%)
Females: 10,366  (51.8%)

Kent County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kent County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $57,109 ($39,869 in 1999)

This county:

$57,109
Maryland:

$78,945

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $728 (lower quartile is $567, upper quartile is $996)
This county:

$728
State:

$1160


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $252,368 (it was $121,000 in 2000)
Kent:

$252,368
Maryland:

$306,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $176,403 - $397,140
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,534
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $587

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $2,525 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $2,584 (1.0%)

Kent County household income distribution in 2009 Kent County home values distribution Kent County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 11.7%
Kent County:

11.7%
Maryland:

9.7%
(9.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.8% for Black residents, 15.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 2.7% for American Indian residents, 45.5% for other race residents, 43.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 46.7 years old
(Males: 44.7 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.2 years old, Black residents: 39.6 years old, American Indian residents: 34.4 years old, Asian residents: 21.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.8 years old, Other race residents: 34.2 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

2012 air pollution in Kent County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.7 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:

4.9%
Maryland:

5.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,568
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 31.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 905 (23.1% naturalized citizens)

Kent County:

4.5%
Whole state:

15.3%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 192
  • 2000 to 2009: 446
  • 1990 to 1999: 59
  • 1980 to 1989: 95
  • 1970 to 1979: 70
  • Before 1970: 135
Note: State values scaled to Kent County population

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: 8,497
  • One, attached: 304
  • Two: 188
  • 3 or 4: 215
  • 5 to 9: 390
  • 10 to 19: 293
  • 20 to 49: 198
  • 50 or more: 90
  • Mobile homes: 485
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Kent County with a mortgage: 3,161 (59 second mortgage, 347 home equity loan, 30 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,185

Here:

60.0% with mortgage
State:

73.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kent County

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).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (25%)
  • Guatemala (15%)
  • South Africa (10%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (4%)
  • Norway (4%)
  • Germany (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Kent County (%):

  • English (15%)
  • American (14%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (9%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Kent County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,532 (70.1%)
  • Carpooled: 736 (7.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 20 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 75 (0.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 69 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 86 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 977 (10.5%)
  • Worked at home: 904 (9.7%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $58,813.

4.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($50,003 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
Maryland average:

6.59%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.42% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($20,019 average AGI)
2.51% relocated from other states ($29,984 average AGI)
Kent County:

2.51%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Queen Anne's County, MD  0.89% ($31,418 average AGI)
from New Castle County, DE  0.35% ($25,654)
from Cecil County, MD  0.33% ($47,280)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.25% ($16,684)
from Kent County, DE  0.15% ($34,455)
from Baltimore County, MD  0.15% ($61,364)


5.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,409 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.09%
Maryland average:

6.66%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.52% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($16,891 average AGI)
2.57% relocated to other states ($22,518 average AGI)
Kent County:

2.57%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Queen Anne's County, MD  0.98% ($31,054 average AGI)
to New Castle County, DE  0.40% ($31,567)
to Kent County, DE  0.32% ($43,542)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.24% ($47,833)
to Cecil County, MD  0.24% ($39,667)
to Baltimore County, MD  0.23% ($41,059)
to Caroline County, MD  0.19% ($26,071)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 20,007
  • In family households: 14,447 (2,462 male householders, 2,198 female householders)
    3,643 spouses, 4,605 children (4,209 natural, 218 adopted, 190 stepchildren), 631 grandchildren, 61 brothers or sisters, 159 parents, 319 other relatives, 353 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,937 (1,334 male householders (1,129 living alone)), 1,753 female householders (1,506 living alone)), 845 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,636

Size of family households: 2,808 2-persons, 820 3-persons, 665 4-persons, 237 5-persons, 87 6-persons, 57 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,635 1-person, 349 2-persons, 42 3-persons, 40 4-persons, 18 5-persons.

1,767 married couples with children.
935 single-parent households (200 men, 735 women).

94.1% of residents of Kent speak English at home.
3.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 39% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 2% 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).
0.3% 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:

6.8
State:

7.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 87
  • 2010 to 2013: 178
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,668
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,572
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,253
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,390
  • 1960 to 1969: 870
  • 1950 to 1959: 716
  • 1940 to 1949: 501
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,448
Note: State values scaled to Kent population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kent County population
  • 1 room: 11
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 104
  • 4 rooms: 265
  • 5 rooms: 959
  • 6 rooms: 1,110
  • 7 rooms: 1,015
  • 8 rooms: 808
  • 9+ rooms: 1,029
  • 1 room: 3
  • 2 rooms: 195
  • 3 rooms: 220
  • 4 rooms: 572
  • 5 rooms: 394
  • 6 rooms: 423
  • 7 rooms: 226
  • 8 rooms: 215
  • 9+ rooms: 153
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kent County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kent County population
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 64
  • 2 bedrooms: 845
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,041
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,157
  • 5+ bedrooms: 194
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 545
  • 2 bedrooms: 869
  • 3 bedrooms: 715
  • 4 bedrooms: 183
  • 5+ bedrooms: 63
Cars and other vehicles available in Kent County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Kent County population
  • no vehicle: 238
  • 1 vehicle: 1,396
  • 2 vehicles: 2,349
  • 3 vehicles: 861
  • 4 vehicles: 345
  • 5+ vehicles: 122
  • no vehicle: 653
  • 1 vehicle: 1,069
  • 2 vehicles: 431
  • 3 vehicles: 205
  • 4 vehicles: 45
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

85% of Kent County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 41% lived in Maryland.

Kent County:

85.2%
State average:

86.4%

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

  • This state: 10,966
  • Other state: 7,853
  • Northeast: 3,639
  • Midwest: 595
  • South: 3,215
  • West: 414

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kent County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (43.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22.9%)
  • Wood (3.3%)
  • Utility gas (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Solar energy (0.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (62.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.2%)
  • Wood (2.7%)
  • No fuel used (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (2.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 373
Here:

24.1%
Maryland:

12.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 95
Here:

14.2%
Maryland:

13.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,105
Here:

69.9%
Maryland:

17.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Kent County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,559,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,938,000
    General - Other: $8,534,000
    Regular Highways: $2,918,000
    Police Protection: $1,894,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,773,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,462,000
    Sewerage: $1,153,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,128,000
    Financial Administration: $1,021,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,009,000
    Local Fire Protection: $992,000
    Water Utilities: $985,000
    Housing and Community Development: $878,000
    Solid Waste Management: $828,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $734,000
    General Public Buildings: $608,000
    Libraries: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $404,000
    Health - Other: $177,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $94,000
    Corrections - Other: $0
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $618,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $114,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $657,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $786,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $370,000
    Financial Administration: $167,000
    Police Protection: $152,000
    Corrections - Other: $150,000
    Solid Waste Management: $147,000
    General Public Building: $70,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $8,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $27,214,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $34,000

Kent County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,140,000
    All Other: $931,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $525,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $282,000
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $16,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $1,272,000
    All Other: $913,000
    Housing and Community Development: $615,000
    Water Utilities: $438,000
    Public Welfare: $149,000
    Education: $85,000
    General Local Government Support: $30,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $124,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $770,000
    Rents: $227,000
    Interest Earnings: $175,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $116,000
    Sale of Property: $46,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $432,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $13,817,000
    Highways: $2,228,000
    Water Utilities: $1,085,000
    Public Welfare: $1,024,000
    All Other: $923,000
    General Local Government Support: $158,000
  • Tax - Property: $18,842,000
    Individual Income: $10,161,000
    NEC: $3,408,000
    Other Selective Sales: $104,000

Kent County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,702,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,646,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,130,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,074,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $143,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $143,000

Kent County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,567,000

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
Kent County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Kent County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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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