Kent County DE Information


Kent County Subdivisions

Kent County DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 175,406
Population in Households 170,828
Population in Familes 140,390
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,578
Population Density1 299
Diversity Index2 58


Total Households 64,462
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 44,952
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 69,957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,838 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 19,624 (28.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,495 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $208,903
Average Home Value $234,421


Median Household Income $54,698
Average Household Income $69,040
Per Capita Income $25,809
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.25% 1.42%
Households 1.08% 1.34%
Families 0.98% 1.28%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.


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, 2016 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.