Kent County, MD

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2022 Population
19,289
0.238% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
48.5
2.97% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.53%
12% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$71,635
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,900
9.37% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
9,279
2.77% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kent County, MD had a population of 19.3k people with a median age of 48.5 and a median household income of $71,635. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kent County, MD declined from 19,335 to 19,289, a −0.238% decrease and its median household income grew from $64,451 to $71,635, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (76.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.1%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.84%), Other (Hispanic) (2.64%), and White (Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Kent County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Kent County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County, MD are Washington College (292 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Kent County, MD was $291,900, and the homeownership rate was 69.8%.

Most people in Kent County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County, MD was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Kent County, MD is home to a population of 19.3k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.99% of Kent County, MD residents were born outside of the country (769 people).

In 2022, there were 5.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Kent County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 547 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
98.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Kent County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County, MD was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 115
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.72k ± 114
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    547 ± 144
4.67%
Hispanic Population
900 people

In 2022, there were 5.46 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.8k people) in Kent County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.72k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 547 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.67% of the people in Kent County, MD are hispanic (900 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.99%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
769 people
3.84%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
742 people

As of 2022, 3.99% of Kent County, MD residents (769 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent County, MD was 3.84%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    532 ± 107
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    225 ± 110
  3. Korea
    164 ± 81

Kent County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kent County, MD employs 9.28k people. The largest industries in Kent County, MD are Educational Services (1,297 people), Manufacturing (1,116 people), and Retail Trade (998 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,645), Finance & Insurance ($79,583), and Public Administration ($68,818).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.28k
2022 Value
± 676
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 9.03k employees to 9.28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County, MD, are Management Occupations (1,200 people), Sales & Related Occupations (858 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (849 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.28k
2022 Value
± 676
2.77%
1 Year growth
± 9.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 2.77%, from 9.03k employees to 9.28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County, MD, are Educational Services (1,297 people), Manufacturing (1,116 people), and Retail Trade (998 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$55,668
Median earning men ± $3,097
$35,467
Median earning women ± $3,989

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($250,001), Public Administration ($83,750), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($70,476).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($110,625), Construction ($70,667), and Public Administration ($62,167).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 274
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 145
    Manufacturing
  3. 135
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kent County, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.1%), followed by Other (1.42%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kent County, MD awarded 292 degrees. The student population of Kent County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 400 male students and 555 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County, MD are White (230 and 81.3%), followed by Black or African American (25 and 8.83%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 4.24%), and Unknown (8 and 2.83%).

The largest universities in Kent County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Washington College (292 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kent County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (50 and 17.1%), General Psychology (34 and 11.6%), and General Biological Sciences (26 and 8.9%).

The median tuition cost in Kent County, MD for private four year colleges is $50,626.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kent County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 74.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 12.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 955 (41.9% men and 58.1% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 955 students enrolled in Kent County, MD, 41.9% men and 58.1% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 606 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 50 degrees awarded
  2. 34 degrees awarded
  3. 26 degrees awarded

In 2022, 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
292 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington College with 292 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 118 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County, MD, which is 0.678 times less than the 174 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 230 degrees mean that there were 9.2 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 25 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($50,626) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,365) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County, MD was $291,900 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $266,900 to $291,900, a 9.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County, MD is 69.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kent County, MD have an average commute time of 25.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kent County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kent County, MD is $71,635. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kent County, MD was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $98,750, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $85,526 and $77,500.

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.87%.

Property

$291,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$13,767
$5,847
Median Property Taxes
±$444

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

69.8%
Homeownership
2022
62.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 69.8% of the housing units in Kent County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9501
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County, MD was Census Tract 9501 with a value of $98,750, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $85,526 and $77,500.

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

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Household Income

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$71,635
Median Household Income
± $9,808
8.38k
Number of Households
± 600

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.38k households in Kent County, MD grew to $71,635 from the previous year's value of $64,451.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kent County, MD is from Maryland.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (71.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.99%)
  3. Walked (8.61%)

In 2022, 71.6% of workers in Kent County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.99%) and those who walked to work (8.61%).

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Commute Time

25.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County, MD have a shorter commute time (25.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.06% of the workforce in Kent County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 15.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.87%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County, MD (1.69k out of 17.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent County, MD is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 17.2% of the children was living in poverty in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 220 in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 121 per 100,000 population.

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Health

95.7% of the population of Kent County, MD has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 20.4% on Medicare, 14% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see 1387 patients per year on average, which represents a 21.7% increase from the previous year (1140 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1919 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 533 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,387 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kent County, MD

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see an average of 1,387 patients per year. This represents a 21.7% increase from the previous year (1,140 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.1% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.2% were men and 52.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.28%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
15.5%
Medicaid
20.4%
Medicare
14%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County, MD grew by 7.74% from 3.97% to 4.28%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Kent County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.6% in Kent County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.34% in Kent County, MD.

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