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Kent County, MD&

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0.52% decline
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Median Household Income
5.36% decline
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Number of Employees
1.29% growth
Median Property Value
3.4% decline

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The economy of Kent County, MD employs 9,100 people. The economy of Kent County, MD is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Arts, Entertainment, Recreation; and Admin., Support, Waste Management Services, which employ respectively 5.52; 1.71; and 1.34 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kent County, MD are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,210), Retail trade (942), and Educational Services (938), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($49,677), Transportation & Warehousing ($49,511), and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($47,639).

Median household income in Kent County, MD is $55,028. Males in Kent County, MD have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,143. The income inequality of Kent County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474 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, MD. In Kent County, MD the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 86 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,344. Baltimore city, MD has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Maryland.


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Kent County, MD is home to a population of 19,819 people, from which 96.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kent County, MD is composed of 15,490 White residents (78.2%), 2,933 Black residents (14.8%), 870 Hispanic residents (4.39%), 283 Two+ residents (1.43%), and 207 Asian residents (1.04%). The most common foreign languages in Kent County, MD are Spanish (546 speakers), French (132 speakers), and Other West Germanic (53 speakers), but compared to other places, Kent County, MD has a relative high number of Scandinavian (46 speakers), Other West Germanic (53 speakers), and Other Native North American (27 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kent County, MD awarded 429 degrees. The student population of Kent County, MD is skewed towards females, with 188 male students and 241 female students. Most students in Kent County, MD are White (350 and 81.6%), followed by Unknown (27 and 6.29%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 2.56%), and Black or African American (9 and 2.1%). The largest universities in Kent County, MD by number of graduates are Washington College (429 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Kent County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (75 and 17.5%), General Biological Sciences (40 and 9.3%), and General Psychology (37 and 8.62%). The median tuition costs in Kent County, MD are N/A for private four year colleges, and $42,844 and $42,844 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, MD is $238,800, which is 1.16 times larger than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $247,200 to $238,800, a 3.4% increase. The homeownership rate of Kent County, MD is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Kent County, MD have an average commute time of 23.3 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.


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