Kent County DE Information


Kent County Subdivisions

Kent County DE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 180,481
Population in Households 175,762
Population in Familes 145,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 4,719
Population Density1 308
Diversity Index2 58


Median Household Income $55,859
Average Household Income $71,393
Per Capita Income $26,663


Total Housing Units 72,285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44,865 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,433 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,987 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $227,448
Average Home Value $245,171


Total Households 66,298
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 46,128
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 1.29% 1.35%
Households 1.16% 1.29%
Families 1.06% 1.22%
Median Household Income   1.86%
Per Capita Income   1.99%


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, 2018 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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