Kent County, MD

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Population

19,666

0.772% decline

Median Age

46.9


Median Household Income

$56,638

2.93% growth

Poverty Rate

13.1%


Number of Employees

9,131

0.341% growth

Median Property Value

$237,400

0.586% decline

About

In 2017, Kent County, MD had a population of 19.7k people with a median age of 46.9 and a median household income of $56,638. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kent County, MD declined from 19,819 to 19,666, a -0.772% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,028 to $56,638, a 2.93% increase.

The population of Kent County, MD is 78.1% White Alone, 14.8% Black or African American Alone, and 4.33% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Kent County, MD speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County, MD are Washington College (381 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Kent County, MD is $237,400, and the homeownership rate is 70.1%. Most people in Kent County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Kent County, MD employs 9.13k people. The largest industries in Kent County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,177 people), Retail Trade (1,047 people), and Educational Services (1,026 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($192,574), Finance & Insurance ($75,188), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,506).

Median household income in Kent County, MD is $56,638. Males in Kent County, MD have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Kent County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,638

2017 value

± $5,150

2.93%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Kent County, MD have a median annual income of $56,638, 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 $55,028 in 2016, which represents a 2.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536

Average Male Salary

± $1,629

$61,332

Average Female Salary

± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland 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. Alaska Native

    $90,993 ± $115,433

  2. Asian

    $68,448 ± $4,004

  3. White

    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian 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, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.459

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9504

  2. Census Tract 9502

  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County, MD was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $67,292, followed by Census Tract 9502 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $65,725 and $61,494.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County, MD (2.36k out of 18.1k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    1,609 ± 240

  2. Black

    646 ± 182

  3. Hispanic

    234 ± 107

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent County, MD 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

9.13k

2017 Value

± 598

0.341%

1 Year growth

± 9.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 0.341%, from 9.1k employees to 9.13k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County, MD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,161 people), Management Occupations (1,045 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (967 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,161 people), Management Occupations (1,045 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (967 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.61 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.72 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($80,208), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,545), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($71,838).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.13k

2017 Value

± 598

0.341%

1 Year growth

± 9.24%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 0.341%, from 9.1k employees to 9.13k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,177 people), Retail Trade (1,047 people), and Educational Services (1,026 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Kent County, MD 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, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,177 people), Retail Trade (1,047 people), and Educational Services (1,026 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, MD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.63 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.67 times), and Public Administration (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kent County, MD, by median earnings, are Utilities ($192,574), Finance & Insurance ($75,188), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,506).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland 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 Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

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

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Health

93.7% of the population of Kent County, MD has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 18.5% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 0.792% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Kent County, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see 1099 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.75% decrease from the previous year (1166 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 580 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,099 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see an average of 1,099 patients per year. This represents a 5.75% decrease from the previous year (1,166 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kent County, MD 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%).

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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

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

6.33%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

18.5%

Medicaid

20.1%

Medicare

12.5%

Non-Group

0.792%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County, MD declined by 3.5% from 6.56% to 6.33%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kent County, MD 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. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

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

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Diversity

Kent County, MD is home to a population of 19.7k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.38% of Kent County, MD residents were born outside of the country (861 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kent County, MD is composed of 15.4k White Alone residents (78.1%), 2.91k Black or African American Alone residents (14.8%), 851 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.33%), 280 Two or More Races residents (1.42%), 218 Asian Alone residents (1.11%), 39 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.198%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kent County, MD are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kent County, MD was 46.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Kent County, MD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kent County, MD residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

861 people

4.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

859 people

As of 2017, 4.38% of Kent County, MD residents (861 people) 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, MD was 4.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    107,722 ± 7,985 people

  2. India

    58,285 ± 5,898 people

  3. China

    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

96.8%

2017 Citizenship

96.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.8% of Kent County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County, MD was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    15.4k ± 19

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.91k ± 118

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    851 ± 60.9

In 2017, there were 5.28 times more White Alone residents (15.4k people) in Kent County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.91k Black or African American Alone and 851 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kent County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Kent County, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Kent County, MD was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Kent County, MD are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    564 ± 122

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    199 ± 92

  3. Korea

    194 ± 76

Kent County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kent County, MD awarded 381 degrees. The student population of Kent County, MD is skewed towards women, with 648 male students and 831 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County, MD are White (296 and 85.3%), followed by Unknown (18 and 5.19%), Hispanic or Latino (15 and 4.32%), and Two or More Races (14 and 4.03%).

The largest universities in Kent County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Washington College (381 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kent County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (50 and 13.1%), General Biological Sciences (42 and 11%), and General Psychology (36 and 9.45%).

The median tuition costs in Kent County, MD are $42,844 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 50 degrees awarded

  2. 42 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kent County, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 50 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

381 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$42,844

Median Private

In 2016, the Kent County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington College with 381 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

155

Degrees Awarded to Men

226

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 155 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County, MD, which is 0.686 times less than the 226 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

    296 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    18 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    15 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kent County, MD were to White students. These 296 degrees mean that there were 16.4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 18 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County, MD was $237,400 in 2017, which is 1.09 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $238,800 to $237,400, a 0.586% decrease. The homeownership rate in Kent County, MD is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kent County, MD have an average commute time of 23.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kent County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,638

Median Household Income

± $5,150

7.61k

Number of Households

± 496

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.61k households in Kent County, MD grew to $56,638 from the previous year's value of $55,028.

The following chart displays the households in Kent County, MD 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$237,400

2017 Median

± $9,640

$238,800

2016 Median

± $9,760

In 2017, the median property value in Kent County, MD declined from to $237,400 from the previous year's value of $238,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kent County, MD 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, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kent County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

70.1%

2017 Homeownership

69.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.1% of the housing units in Kent County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kent County, MD 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, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County, MD have a shorter commute time (23.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 6.19% of the workforce in Kent County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    67.8%

  2. Worked At Home

    11%

  3. Walked

    10%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kent County, MD was Drove Alone (67.8%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11%) and those who Walked (10%).

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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