Kent County, DE

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Population
174,822
0.969% 1-year growth
Median Age
37.6

Poverty Rate
13.6%

Median Household Income
$58,775
1.96% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$213,900
3.94% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
79,233
1.48% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Kent County, DE had a population of 175k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $58,775. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kent County, DE grew from 173,145 to 174,822, a 0.969% increase and its median household income grew from $57,647 to $58,775, a 1.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (24.5%), White (Hispanic) (4.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.55%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.98%). NaNk% of the people in Kent County, DE speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County, DE are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,904 degrees awarded in 2019), Delaware State University (765 degrees), and Wesley College (252 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Kent County, DE was $213,900, and the homeownership rate was 69%. Most people in Kent County, DE drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County, DE was 2 cars per household.

Kent County, DE borders .

Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kent County, DE went to Donald J. Trump with 49.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (44.7%), followed by Other (5.71%). The most partisan county was New Castle County, DE with 62.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Kent County, DE
49.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in the United States
  1. 62.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 59.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 49.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in the United States was New Castle County, DE with 62.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

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Diversity

Kent County, DE is home to a population of 175k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.67% of Kent County, DE residents were born outside of the country (9.91k people).

In 2018, there were 2.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Kent County, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.27k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, DE
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    109k ± 132
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    42.8k ± 688
  3. White (Hispanic)
    7.27k ± 672
6.97%
Hispanic Population
12.2k people

In 2018, there were 2.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (109k people) in Kent County, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 7.27k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.97% of the people in Kent County, DE are hispanic (12.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kent County, DE as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.67%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
9.91k people
5.99%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
10.4k people

As of 2018, 5.67% of Kent County, DE residents (9.91k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent County, DE was 5.99%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.3
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in Kent County, DE was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Kent County, DE are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Kent County, DE residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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In N/A, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kent County, DE was N/A, the natal country of N/A Kent County, DE residents, followed by N/A with N/A and N/A with N/A.

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Citizenship

97.2%
2018 Citizenship
97.2%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.2% of Kent County, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County, DE was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    5,205 ± 359
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,613 ± 531
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,986 ± 397

Kent County, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Kent County, DE is $58,775. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kent County, DE was Census Tract 417.02 with a value of $93,828, followed by Census Tract 418.02 and Census Tract 422.02, with respective values of $79,398 and $75,529.

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The economy of Kent County, DE employs 79.2k people. The largest industries in Kent County, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,506 people), Retail Trade (11,102 people), and Public Administration (7,852 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,689), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,000), and Finance & Insurance ($49,526).

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,775
2018 value
± $1,756
1.96%
1 Year Growth
± 3.84%

Households in Kent County, DE have a median annual income of $58,775, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $57,647 in 2017, which represents a 1.96% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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Average Female Salary in N/A
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In N/A, full-time male employees in N/A made N/A times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kent County, DE is from Kent County, DE.
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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 417.02
  2. Census Tract 418.02
  3. Census Tract 422.02

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County, DE was Census Tract 417.02 with a value of $93,828, followed by Census Tract 418.02 and Census Tract 422.02, with respective values of $79,398 and $75,529.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kent County, DE colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County, DE (23k out of 169k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    11,976 ± 761
  2. Black
    7,291 ± 689
  3. Hispanic
    2,552 ± 359

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent County, DE is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

79.2k
2018 Value
± 2,158
1.48%
1 Year growth
± 3.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kent County, DE grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 78.1k employees to 79.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,957 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,961 people), and Management Occupations (7,151 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kent County, DE, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,957 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,961 people), and Management Occupations (7,151 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.05 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.36 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kent County, DE, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,667), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,074), and Legal Occupations ($61,767).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

79.2k
2018 Value
± 2,158
1.48%
1 Year growth
± 3.73%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kent County, DE grew at a rate of 1.48%, from 78.1k employees to 79.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,506 people), Retail Trade (11,102 people), and Public Administration (7,852 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent County, DE, though some of these residents may live in Kent County, DE and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kent County, DE, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,506 people), Retail Trade (11,102 people), and Public Administration (7,852 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, DE has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.13 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.36 times), and Retail Trade (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kent County, DE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,689), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,000), and Finance & Insurance ($49,526).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Kent County, DE awarded 3,021 degrees. The student population of Kent County, DE is skewed towards women, with 6,933 male students and 12,840 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County, DE are White (1,390 and 47.2%), followed by Black or African American (1,014 and 34.5%), Hispanic or Latino (269 and 9.14%), and Two or More Races (114 and 3.87%).

The largest universities in Kent County, DE by number of degrees awarded are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,904 and 63%), Delaware State University (765 and 25.3%), and Wesley College (252 and 8.34%).

The most popular majors in Kent County, DE are Registered Nursing (388 and 12.8%), General Business Administration & Management (198 and 6.55%), and General Human Services (162 and 5.36%).

The median tuition costs in Kent County, DE are $26,406 for private four year colleges, and $5,968 and $13,918 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 105 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 286 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 162 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kent County, DE was General Business Administration & Management with 105 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Kent County, DE according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,904 degrees awarded
  2. 765 degrees awarded
  3. 252 degrees awarded
$5,968
Median In-State Public
$26,406
Median Private

In 2019, the Kent County, DE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Delaware Technical Community College-Terry with 1,904 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,064
Degrees Awarded to Men
1,957
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,064 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County, DE, which is 0.544 times less than the 1,957 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kent County, DE by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,390 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    1,014 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    269 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Kent County, DE was White students. These 1,390 degrees mean that there were 1.37 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,014 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County, DE was $213,900 in 2018, which is 0.931 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $205,800 to $213,900, a 3.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County, DE is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kent County, DE have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kent County, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$213,900
2018 Median
± $3,895
$205,800
2017 Median
± $3,529

In 2018, the median property value in Kent County, DE grew to to $213,900 from the previous year's value of $205,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kent County, DE compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,775
Median Household Income
± $1,756
64.5k
Number of Households
± 1,765

In 2018, the median household income of the 64.5k households in Kent County, DE grew to $58,775 from the previous year's value of $57,647.

The following chart displays the households in Kent County, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kent County, DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69%
2018 Homeownership
69.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69% of the housing units in Kent County, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kent County, DE compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County, DE have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 2.71% of the workforce in Kent County, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (82.3%)
  2. Carpooled (9.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.89%)

In 2018, 82.3% of workers in Kent County, DE drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.79%) and those who worked at home (3.89%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kent County, DE distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent County, DE have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93% of the population of Kent County, DE has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 20.2% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 4.69% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kent County, DE see 2197 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (2123 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2462 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 624 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,197 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kent County, DE

Primary care physicians in Kent County, DE see an average of 2,197 patients per year. This represents a 3.49% increase from the previous year (2,123 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kent County, DE in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Coverage

6.99%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
20.2%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
4.69%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County, DE declined by 7.85% from 7.58% to 6.99%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kent County, DE changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 13.7% prevalence
  2. 13.5% prevalence
  3. 9.8% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in false, at 13.7%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in false by county over multiple years.

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