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Kent County, DE&

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1.16% growth
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Median Household Income
0.38% growth
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1.21% growth
Median Property Value
0.35% decline


The economy of Kent County, DE employs 76,158 people. The economy of Kent County, DE is specialized in Public Admin.; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 2.22; 1.36; and 1.21 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kent County, DE are Healthcare & Social Assistance (11,494), Retail trade (10,640), and Public Admin. (8,032), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($61,690), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($45,528), and Finance & Insurance ($44,222).

Median household income in Kent County, DE is $55,184. Males in Kent County, DE have an average income that is 1.07 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,973. The income inequality of Kent County, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kent County, DE. In Kent County, DE the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 47 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,920. New Castle County, DE has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Delaware.


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Kent County, DE is home to a population of 171,474 people, from which 97.3% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kent County, DE is composed of 108,515 White residents (63.3%), 40,690 Black residents (23.7%), 11,326 Hispanic residents (6.61%), 6,081 Two+ residents (3.55%), and 3,401 Asian residents (1.98%). The most common foreign languages in Kent County, DE are Spanish (6,475 speakers), Other West Germanic (1,046 speakers), and French Creole (828 speakers), but compared to other places, Kent County, DE has a relative high number of Other West Germanic (1,046 speakers), French Creole (828 speakers), and German (823 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kent County, DE awarded 2,964 degrees. The student population of Kent County, DE is skewed towards females, with 1,087 male students and 1,877 female students. Most students in Kent County, DE are White (1,526 and 51.5%), followed by Black or African American (939 and 31.7%), Hispanic or Latino (187 and 6.31%), and Asian (104 and 3.51%). The largest universities in Kent County, DE by number of graduates are Delaware Technical Community College-Terry (1,865 and 62.9%), Delaware State University (650 and 21.9%), and Harris School of Business-Dover Campus (238 and 8.03%). The most popular majors in Kent County, DE are Registered Nursing (302 and 10.2%), Criminal Justice - Police Science (126 and 4.25%), and General Human Services (126 and 4.25%). The median tuition costs in Kent County, DE are $25,646 for private four year colleges, and $3,360 and $8,400 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County, DE is $199,800, which is 0.97 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $200,500 to $199,800, a 0.35% increase. The homeownership rate of Kent County, DE is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kent County, DE have an average commute time of 25.5 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.


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