Kent County, DE

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Population

173,145

0.974% growth

Median Age

37.3


Median Household Income

$57,647

4.46% growth

Poverty Rate

13%


Number of Employees

78,078

2.52% growth

Median Property Value

$205,800

3% growth

About

In 2017, Kent County, DE had a population of 173k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $57,647. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kent County, DE grew from 171,474 to 173,145, a 0.974% increase and its median household income grew from $55,184 to $57,647, a 4.46% increase.

The population of Kent County, DE is 62.7% White Alone, 24.1% Black or African American Alone, and 6.83% Hispanic or Latino. 9.14% 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 (1,838 degrees awarded in 2016), Delaware State University (822 degrees), and Wesley College (212 degrees).

The median property value in Kent County, DE is $205,800, and the homeownership rate is 69.6%. Most people in Kent County, DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County, DE is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kent County, DE employs 78.1k people. The largest industries in Kent County, DE are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,889 people), Retail Trade (10,982 people), and Public Administration (8,069 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,332), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,989).

Median household income in Kent County, DE is $57,647. Males in Kent County, DE have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,179. The income inequality in Kent County, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,647

2017 value

± $1,456

4.46%

1 Year Growth

± 3.44%

Households in Kent County, DE have a median annual income of $57,647, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,184 in 2016, which represents a 4.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,884

Average Male Salary

± $3,695

$52,179

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kent County, DE made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,064 ± $11,800

  2. White

    $53,447 ± $2,550

  3. Black

    $42,061 ± $3,431

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kent County, DE workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kent County, DE is from Delaware.

0.454

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.5% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Delaware was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Delaware in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 417.02

  2. Census Tract 402.02

  3. Census Tract 422.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County, DE was Census Tract 417.02 with a value of $75,988, followed by Census Tract 402.02 and Census Tract 422.02, with respective values of $70,877 and $70,823.

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% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County, DE (21.7k out of 168k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 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

    12,005 ± 750

  2. Black

    6,583 ± 619

  3. Hispanic

    2,807 ± 365

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

78.1k

2017 Value

± 2,053

2.52%

1 Year growth

± 3.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County, DE grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 76.2k employees to 78.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County, DE, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,292 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,620 people), and Management Occupations (7,487 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 (10,292 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,620 people), and Management Occupations (7,487 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 (1.91 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.47 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.41 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 ($70,809), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,417), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,679).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78.1k

2017 Value

± 2,053

2.52%

1 Year growth

± 3.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County, DE grew at a rate of 2.52%, from 76.2k employees to 78.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County, DE, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,889 people), Retail Trade (10,982 people), and Public Administration (8,069 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 (11,889 people), Retail Trade (10,982 people), and Public Administration (8,069 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, DE has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.21 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.48 times), and Retail Trade (1.23 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kent County, DE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($61,332), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,938), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,989).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $12.1B

  2. $5.16B

  3. $5.09B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $12.1B, followed by Basic chemicals with $5.16B and Gasoline and $5.09B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Delaware products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$45.8B

2015 Value

$80.6B

Projected 2045 Value

75.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Delaware trade was $45.8B. This is expected to increase 75.9% to $80.6B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Delaware trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Delaware to other states, or from other states to Delaware.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.19B

  2. $4.06B

  3. $3.03B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $5.19B, followed by Ohio with $4.06B and Pennsylvania and $3.03B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Delaware shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.4% of the population of Kent County, DE has health coverage, with 42.6% on employee plans, 19.2% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 4.56% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Kent County, DE was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

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

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 neighboring states.

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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%).

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Access and Quality

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$10,254

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,806

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,921

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,460

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.58%

Uninsured

42.6%

Employer Coverage

19.2%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

15.5%

Non-Group

4.56%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County, DE declined by 2.37% from 7.77% to 7.58%.

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 Delaware, at 13.7%.

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Diversity

Kent County, DE is home to a population of 173k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.99% of Kent County, DE residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Kent County, DE is composed of 109k White Alone residents (62.7%), 41.7k Black or African American Alone residents (24.1%), 11.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.83%), 6.12k Two or More Races residents (3.54%), 3.46k Asian Alone residents (2%), 967 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.558%), 377 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.218%), and 45 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.026%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kent County, DE are Spanish or Spanish Creole (6,475 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (1,046 speakers), and French Creole (828 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kent County, DE was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Kent County, DE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kent County, DE residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.99%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.99% of Kent County, DE residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent County, DE was 5.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    16,081 ± 3,087 people

  2. India

    11,282 ± 2,592 people

  3. China

    5,479 ± 1,812 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kent County, DE was Mexico, the natal country of 16,081 Kent County, DE residents, followed by India with 11,282 and China with 5,479.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Kent County, DE residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County, DE was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    109k ± 109

  2. Black or African American Alone

    41.7k ± 682

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    11.8k ± 974

In 2017, there were 2.6 times more White Alone residents (109k people) in Kent County, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.7k Black or African American Alone and 11.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    6,475 speakers (4.09%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    1,046 speakers (0.66%)

  3. French Creole

    828 speakers (0.523%)

9.14% of Kent County, DE citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Kent County, DE was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.09% of the overall population of Kent County, DE are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.66% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.523% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,151 ± 445

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,412 ± 510

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,073 ± 392

Kent County, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kent County, DE awarded 3,063 degrees. The student population of Kent County, DE is skewed towards women, with 7,707 male students and 12,898 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County, DE are White (1,554 and 52.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,012 and 34.1%), Hispanic or Latino (193 and 6.5%), and Asian (77 and 2.59%).

The largest universities in Kent County, DE by number of degrees awarded are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,838 and 60%), Delaware State University (822 and 26.8%), and Wesley College (212 and 6.92%).

The most popular majors in Kent County, DE are Registered Nursing (414 and 13.5%), General Business Administration & Management (206 and 6.73%), and General Human Services (138 and 4.51%).

The median tuition costs in Kent County, DE are $25,646 for private four year colleges, and $5,031 and $11,854 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 350 degrees awarded

  2. 138 degrees awarded

  3. 117 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Kent County, DE was Registered Nursing with 350 degrees 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. 1,838 degrees awarded

  2. 822 degrees awarded

  3. 212 degrees awarded

$5,031

Median In-State Public

$25,646

Median Private

In 2016, the Kent County, DE institution with the largest number of graduating students was Delaware Technical Community College-Terry with 1,838 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,169

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,894

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,169 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County, DE, which is 0.617 times less than the 1,894 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,554 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,012 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    193 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kent County, DE were to White students. These 1,554 degrees mean that there were 1.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,012 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County, DE was $205,800 in 2017, which is 0.946 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $199,800 to $205,800, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County, DE is 69.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kent County, DE have an average commute time of 25.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kent County, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$57,647

Median Household Income

± $1,456

63.4k

Number of Households

± 1,749

In 2017, the median household income of the 63.4k households in Kent County, DE grew to $57,647 from the previous year's value of $55,184.

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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Housing

Property Value

$205,800

2017 Median

± $3,529

$199,800

2016 Median

± $3,342

In 2017, the median property value in Kent County, DE grew to to $205,800 from the previous year's value of $199,800.

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 $200k - $250k 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

69.6%

2017 Homeownership

69.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.6% of the housing units in Kent County, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.3%.

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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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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Commute Time

25.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County, DE have a longer commute time (25.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.2% of the workforce in Kent County, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.64%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.18%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kent County, DE was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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