Kent County DE Information

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Kent County DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent County to the other 3 counties and county equivalents in Delaware by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 33rd
Population Density1 # 2 67th
Diversity Index2 # 2 67th
Median Household Income # 2 67th
Per Capita Income # 3 33rd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Delaware Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Kent County DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 170,634
Population in Households 166,132
Population in Familes 136,516
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,502
Population Density1 291
Diversity Index2 57
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 63,357
Average Household Size 2.62
Family Households 44,094
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 68,690 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,242 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,115 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,333 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $212,378
Average Home Value $241,290
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $55,079
Average Household Income $66,206
Per Capita Income $24,795
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.18% 1.23%
Households 1.18% 1.24%
Families 0.99% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.27%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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