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Kenton, Delaware - Basic Facts

The Town of Kenton had a population of 286 as of July 1, 2017. Kenton ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Delaware. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kenton is located at latitude 39.2273 and longitude -75.6646 in Kent County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Kenton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kent County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 59 feet.

The Town of Kenton (GNIS ID: 2391253) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Delaware is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Kenton is located within Kenton Division of Kent County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kenton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kenton: Grogtown, Grogue Town, Lewis Cross Roads.

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


Total Population 286
Daytime Population: Workers 159
Daytime Population: Residents 129
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 288
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.01
Population in Households 286
Population in Familes 245
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,521
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $69,314
Average Household Income $75,117
Per Capita Income $27,465


Total Housing Units 113 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (75.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 15 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $234,375
Average Home Value $263,081


Total Households 100
Average Household Size 2.86
Family Households 77
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% 1.29%
Households 1.16% 1.17%
Families 1.73% 1.27%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Kenton, DE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kenton to the other 77 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 65 17th
Population Density # 33 58th
Diversity Index # 59 25th
Median Household Income # 22 73rd
Per Capita Income # 42 47th

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