Kent County DE Information


Kent County Subdivisions

Kent County DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 177,916
Daytime Population: Workers 76,107
Daytime Population: Residents 93,001
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 169,108
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 173,251
Population in Familes 142,357
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,665
Population Density2 304
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $56,418
Average Household Income $70,387
Per Capita Income $26,276


Total Housing Units 71,029 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45,160 (63.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,148 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,721 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $213,970
Average Home Value $239,894


Total Households 65,308
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 45,558
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.27% 1.5%
Households 1.11% 1.43%
Families 1.03% 1.38%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.4%


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, 2017 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 Density # 2 67th
Diversity Index # 2 67th
Median Household Income # 2 67th
Per Capita Income # 3 33rd

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