Kent County MD Information


Kent County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 20,607
Population in Households 19,130
Population in Familes 14,937
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,477
Population Density1 74
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 8,266
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 5,289
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,904 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,711 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,555 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,638 (24.2%)
Median Home Value $271,924
Average Home Value $335,672


Median Household Income $51,443
Average Household Income $69,569
Per Capita Income $29,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.32% 0.21%
Households 0.2% 0.1%
Families 0.05% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.36%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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 MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent County to the other 24 counties / independent cities and county equivalents in Maryland 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 # 24 4th
Population Density1 # 22 13th
Diversity Index2 # 16 38th
Median Household Income # 19 25th
Per Capita Income # 16 38th

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