Central Kent, Delaware

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Population in July 2007: 21,857.
Males: 10,682  (48.9%)
Females: 11,175  (51.1%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Delaware median age:

36.0 years

Zip code: 19943

Estimated median household income in 2019: $59,051 (it was $41,691 in 2000)
Central Kent:

$59,051
DE:

$70,176

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,314 (it was $17,536 in 2000)

Central Kent CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $232,830 (it was $106,800 in 2000)
Central Kent:

$232,830
DE:

$261,700

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $305,921; detached houses: $349,611; townhouses or other attached units: $118,742; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $69,901; mobile homes: $111,902
March 2019 cost of living index in Central Kent: 96.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Central Kent, DE (2000)
    • 14,41678.9%White alone
    • 2,60014.2%Black alone
    • 5413.0%Hispanic
    • 3642.0%Two or more races
    • 2401.3%Asian alone
    • 760.4%American Indian alone
    • 280.2%Other race alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Central Kent detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 82.5 square miles.

Population density: 265 people per square mile   (very low).

Central Kent, Delaware map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Central Kent CCD:

0.6% ($653)
Delaware:

0.7% ($841)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Vineland, NJ (41.4 miles , pop. 56,271).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Baltimore, MD (58.9 miles , pop. 651,154).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (68.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Woodside, DE (0.8 miles),
Woodside East, DE (1.1 miles ),
Viola, DE (1.2 miles),
Riverview, DE (1.8 miles ),
Felton, DE (1.9 miles ),
Camden, DE (1.9 miles ),
Wyoming, DE (2.0 miles ),
Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (2.0 miles )

Latitude: 39.06 N, Longitude: 75.57 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 302

Distribution of median household income in Central Kent, DE in 2019
Central Kent satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Delaware:

4.7%
Most common industries in Central Kent, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (11.2%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.4%)
  • Public administration (12.2%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Food (3.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.2%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Public administration (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.0%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Central Kent, DE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (3.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.7%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.6%)

Average climate in Central Kent, Delaware

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Central Kent, Delaware average temperatures Central Kent, Delaware average precipitation Central Kent, Delaware humidity Central Kent, Delaware wind speed Central Kent, Delaware snowfall Central Kent, Delaware sunshine Central Kent, Delaware clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.7. This is about average.

City:

71.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.58. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.58
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2005 was 0.00404. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00404
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Central Kent-area historical tornado activity is near Delaware state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/27/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the Central Kent place center injured 7 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 7/31/1992, a category F2 tornado 3.8 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Central Kent-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 151.1 miles away from the city 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 91.2 miles away from Central Kent center
On 11/30/2017 at 21:47:31, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MW, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 11.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 151.1 miles away from the city 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 90.6 miles away from Central Kent center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 162.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Central Kent:

  • CHRISTIANA CARE VISITING NURSE ASSN (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; CAMDEN, DE)
  • DELAWARE HOSPICE CENTRAL DIV (Hospital, about 7 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE GREENTREE (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH MEDICAL CENTER, KENT GENERAL CAMPUS (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH - KENT GENERAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • BAYHEALTH HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; DOVER, DE)
  • CADIA REHABILITATION CAPITOL (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DOVER, DE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Central Kent:

  • Delaware State University (about 9 miles; Dover, DE; Full-time enrollment: 4,087)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (about 10 miles; Dover, DE; FT enrollment: 2,239)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Owens (about 27 miles; Georgetown, DE; FT enrollment: 3,159)
  • Cumberland County College (about 38 miles; Vineland, NJ; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Wilmington University (about 43 miles; New Castle, DE; FT enrollment: 10,072)
  • University of Delaware (about 44 miles; Newark, DE; FT enrollment: 20,078)
  • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington (about 47 miles; Wilmington, DE; FT enrollment: 4,972)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Central Kent: Alms House (A), Saint Jones Access Area (B), Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (C), Kent County Public Library (D), Delaware State Police Troop 3 (E), Woodside Town Hall (F), Magnolia Town Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Woodside Center Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Central Kent include: Saint Johns Church (A), Lebanon Wesleyan Church (B), Mount Plymouth Church (C), Cow Marsh Baptist Meeting House (D), Thomas Chapel (E), Southside Baptist Church (F), Union Church (G), Willow Grove Church of God (H), Woodside United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Olive Cemetery (1), Kingdom Holiness Cemetery (2), Downham Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cypress Pond (A), Mud Millpond (B), Voshell Pond (C), McGinnis Pond (D), Derby Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Heron Drain (A), Fivefoot Prong (B), Double Run (C), Iron Mine Prong (D), Tidbury Creek (E), Culbreth Marsh Ditch (F), Cow Marsh Creek (G), Cohee Prong (H), Hudson Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Central Kent include: Norman G Wilder Wildlife Area (1), Lindale House (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

2.8 people
Delaware:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

76.0%
Whole state:

67.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.6%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.3%
Whole state:

9.2%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

4.4%
Whole state:

4.4%
29 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

For population 15 years and over in Central Kent:

Marital status in Central Kent, DE
  • Never married: 23.2%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 4.7%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Central Kent:

  • High school or higher: 79.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Delaware average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Central Kent, DE (based on Kent County data)

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-
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. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 24
Kent County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Delaware:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 18
Kent 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.
State:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 73
Here:

4.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.43 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.9%
Delaware:

9.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Kent County:

31.2%
Delaware:

27.9%

6.53% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($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%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)


6.22% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($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%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
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)

Strongest AM radio stations in Central Kent:

  • WIBF (1600 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: DIAMOND STATE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDOV (1410 AM; 5 kW; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCH (740 AM; 50 kW; CHESTER, PA; Owner: WVCH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJWL (900 AM; 11 kW; GEORGETOWN, DE; Owner: GREAT SCOTT BROADCASTING)
  • WBIS (1190 AM; 50 kW; ANNAPOLIS, MD; Owner: NATIONS RADIO, LLC)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPEN (950 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: GREATER PHILADELPHIA RADIO, INC.)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WZZD (990 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: PENNSYLVANIA MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KYW (1060 AM; 50 kW; PHILADELPHIA, PA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Central Kent:

  • W277AH (103.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WRDX (94.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W261AE (100.1 FM; CAMDEN, DE; Owner: FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH)
  • WRTX (91.7 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: TEMPLE UNIV OF THE C/WEALTH SYSTEM)
  • WAFL (97.7 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPZ (101.3 FM; MILFORD, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDSD (92.9 FM; SMYRNA, DE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSCL (89.5 FM; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: SALISBURY UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • W292CF (106.3 FM; DOVER, DE; Owner: PRIORITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WTDK (107.1 FM; FEDERALSBURG, MD; Owner: MTS BROADCASTING, L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Central Kent:

  • WEVD-LP (Channel 27; DOVER, DE; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE)
  • W14CM (Channel 14; DOVER, DE; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTSD-CA (Channel 14; WILMINGTON, DE; Owner: PRIORITY COMMUNICATIONS MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WDPB (Channel 64; SEAFORD, DE; Owner: WHYY, INC.)
  • WBOC-TV (Channel 16; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: WBOC, INC.)
  • WMDT (Channel 47; SALISBURY, MD; Owner: DELMARVA BROADCAST SERVICE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Central Kent, DE
  • 33.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 30.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 23.6%Electricity
  • 9.8%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Central Kent, DE
  • 51.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.1%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Coal or coke


Central Kent compared to Delaware state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Central Kent on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: driver/sales workers and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: food (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: warehousing and storage (population 5,000+)"
  • #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"
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