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Kent County, DE


Metropolitan Statistical Area: Dover, DE
Designated Market Area: Philadelphia, PA-DE-NJ
USDA County Type (2015): Government, Retirement Destination
American Communities Project County Type (2023): Military Posts

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2022 population: 186,946   ( 24,636 from 2010)
Land area: 586.1 square miles
Population density: 319.0 persons per square mile

2022 Census data
White:108,351 57.96% 2.3%
Black:51,16827.37% 35.3%
Indian:9810.52% 7.1%
Asian:4,4382.37% 32.9%
2+ races:6,7773.63% 45.5%
Hispanic:15,2318.15% 63.0%
Total non-White:78,59542.04% 39.3%

2020-2022 ComponentsNumberRate
Births:4,752 13.1
Deaths:4,65012.8
Net Migration: 4,54812.5
Net Immigration: 4211.2
Change in White population:2,460 1.5
Change in Non-White pop.:22,176 13.7




Race Breakdown with Components of Population Change

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Year:
Total population:
White:
Black:
Indian:
Asian:
2+ races:
Hispanic:
Total non-White:

2010
162,310
105,89165.24%
37,81223.30%
9160.56%
3,3402.06%
4,6582.87%
9,3465.76%
56,41934.76%

2000
126,697
91,32572.08%
25,77020.34%
7630.60%
2,1451.69%
2,3911.89%
4,0693.21%
35,37227.92%

1990
110,993
85,82977.33%
20,33618.32%
6610.60%
1,3131.18%
n/a
2,8542.57%
25,16422.67%

1980
98,219
77,56378.97%
17,61517.93%
1770.18%
8570.87%
n/a
1,8001.83%
20,65621.03%

1970
81,892
67,05581.88%
12,84615.69%
1430.17%
2910.36%
n/a
9611.17%
14,837 18.12%

Decade:
Components:
Births:
Deaths:
Net Migration:
Net Immigration:
Change in White population:
Change in Non-White pop.:

2000's
NumberRate
19,478 15.4
10,9668.7
22,09417.4
9570.8
14,566 11.5
21,047 16.6
1990's
NumberRate
18,738 16.9
9,7198.8
5,0374.5
9040.8
5,496 5.0
10,208 9.2
1980's
NumberRate
18,344 18.7
8,143 8.3
3,051 3.1
n/a
8,266 8.4
4,508 4.6
1970's
NumberRate
n/a
n/a
5,168 6.3
n/a
10,508 12.8
5,819 7.1

Age, Family & Household Data for Kent County, DE

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Year:
 
Median Age:
Under 18:
Voting Age Population:
Over 65:
Households:
Persons Per HH:
Families (%HH):
Married Couples (%Fams):
Single Mothers (%Fams):
Non-Family (%HH):

2022
NumberPercent
38.5
41,732 22.3%
145,214 77.7%
32,138 17.2%
68,705
2.59
46,594 67.8%
33,276 71.4%
5,475 11.8%
22,111 32.2%

2010
NumberPercent
36.6
40,379 24.9%
121,931 75.1%
21,982 13.5%
60,278
2.62
42,290 70.2%
30,221 71.5%
5,137 12.1%
17,988 29.8%

2000
NumberPercent
34.5
34,499 27.2%
92,198 72.8%
14,674 11.6%
47,199
2.61
33,688 71.4%
25,255 75.0%
4,274 12.7%
13,511 28.6%

1990
NumberPercent
31.2
30,047 27.1%
80,946 72.9%
11,495 10.4%
39,576
2.70
29,470 74.5%
23,830 80.9%
2,684 9.1%
10,106 25.5%

1980
NumberPercent
27.6
30,270 30.8%
67,949 69.2%
8,444 8.6%
32,722
2.88
25,427 77.7%
20,892 82.2%
2,456 9.7%
7,295 22.3%

2022 Housing Data for Kent County, DE

Housing Data
 Number%
Housing Units73,600 
Median Value$272,300 
Occupied68,70593.3%
Vacant4,8956.7%
Owned48,35370.4%
Rented20,35229.6%
Median Rent$1,224 
Single-Family Units54,70174.3%
    Detached48,16965.4%
    Attached6,5328.9%
Buldings with 5+ Units7,94410.8%
Mobile Homes8,14311.1%

2022 Income & Employment Data for Kent County, DE

Household Income
RangeNumber%
Less than $10,0002,3453.4%
$10,000 to $14,9992,7033.9%
$15,000 to $19,9992,2853.3%
$20,000 to $24,9992,8854.2%
$25,000 to $29,9992,5533.7%
$30,000 to $34,9992,6443.8%
$35,000 to $39,9993,2854.8%
$40,000 to $44,9992,8044.1%
$45,000 to $49,9992,7624.0%
$50,000 to $59,9995,5128.0%
$60,000 to $74,9997,14510.4%
$75,000 to $99,99910,31015.0%
$100,000 to $124,9996,90510.1%
$125,000 to $149,9995,1937.6%
$150,000 to $199,9996,6069.6%
$200,000 or more2,7684.0%
Median Household Income69,278 
Per Capita Income33,191 
Cost of Living Index   (100 = average)
Compared to state86 
Compared to U.S.92 
Welfare Households
 Number%
SSI3,4735.1%
Public Assistance2,1213.1%
Public Asst. or Food Stamps10,66615.5%
Labor Force, Ages 25-64
 Number%
Employed71,07468.0%
Unemployed4,5264.3%
In Armed Forces2,1552.1%
Total Labor Force77,75574.3%
Not in Labor Force26,84125.7%
Real Unemployment Rate 30.0%
Class of Worker
 MaleFemale% Male
Private Sector27,51524,56352.8%
Non-Profit1,6694,48627.1%
Self-Employed3,8571,94066.5%
Local Government1,8522,21345.6%
State Government4,2256,45539.6%
Federal Government1,88592067.2%
Total Private + Self31,37226,50354.2%
Total Non-Profit + Govt.9,63114,07440.6%
Total41,00340,57750.3%
Pct. Govt.21.5%  
Occupation
 Number%
Management, Business, Science, Arts10,57012.9%
Sales and Office Occupations17,95221.9%
Professional, Technical18,33022.4%
Service Occupations14,77318.1%
Farming, Forestry, Fishing4630.6%
All others20,16924.7%
White Collar 57.3%
Industry
 Number%
Health care and social assistance12,91215.8%
Retail trade11,77714.4%
Educational services8,0039.8%
Public administration7,3599.0%
Manufacturing6,7428.2%
Construction6,3127.7%
Accommodation and food services5,3816.6%
Transportation and warehousing4,1125.0%
Finance and insurance3,4924.3%
Professional, scientific, technical3,3334.1%
Other services3,0523.7%
Administrative, support, waste mgmt.2,5173.1%
Arts, entertainment, recreation1,9342.4%
Real estate and rental and leasing1,4941.8%
Wholesale trade1,0911.3%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting8621.1%
Utilities7070.9%
Information5680.7%
Management1190.1%
Mining, quarrying, oil/gas extraction270.0%

2022 Ancestry, Citizenship & Language Data for Kent County, DE

Hispanic Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Mexican3,2681.79%
Puerto Rican6,4213.52%
Cuban3720.20%
Dominican3950.22%
Total Central American1,3570.74%
Costa Rican460.03%
Guatemalan4460.24%
Honduran660.04%
Nicaraguan420.02%
Panamanian3430.19%
Salvadoran4140.23%
Other Central American00.00%
Total South American1,5700.86%
Argentinean2820.15%
Bolivian660.04%
Chilean230.01%
Colombian2250.12%
Ecuadorian6120.34%
Paraguayan00.00%
Peruvian3620.20%
Uruguayan00.00%
Venezuelan00.00%
Other South American00.00%
Other Hispanic7790.43%
Asian Breakdown
CountryNumber%
Indian1,2330.68%
Filipino8450.46%
Chinese6140.34%
Vietnamese2730.15%
Korean2340.13%
Thai2050.11%
Japanese1070.06%
Bangladeshi670.04%
Taiwanese170.01%
Language Spoken at Home
LanguageNumber%
English152,44088.9%
Spanish7,9054.6%
German, other Germanic3,0441.8%
French, Haitian, Cajun2,2801.3%
Other1,5390.9%
Other Indo-European1,2690.7%
Chinese7370.4%
Tagalog5930.3%
Other Asian5380.3%
Ancestry
CountryNumber%
Irish23,14112.7%
German21,14811.6%
English17,5059.6%
American14,1367.8%
Italian11,7536.4%
Polish5,4853.0%
French2,1881.2%
Haitian1,9881.1%
European1,9701.1%
Scottish1,9331.1%
Dutch1,8151.0%
Jamaican1,3820.8%
African1,3360.7%
Russian1,2400.7%
Nigerian1,1960.7%
Citizenship & Nativity
 Number%
U.S. citizen177,71697.4%
Not a citizen4,6842.6%
Native170,35393.4%
Foreign-born12,0476.6%

2022 Educational Attainment Data for Kent County, DE

Educational Attainment, Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years9-12 YearsH.S. Grad or GEDSome CollegeBach. DegreeGrad Degree
4,687 3.8%8,967 7.3%40,702 33.1%36,178 29.5%19,471 15.9%12,806 10.4%
  Average years of education: 13.3
Population 25 Years and Older
< 9 Years 4,687 3.8%
9-12 Years 8,967 7.3%
H.S. Grad or GED 40,702 33.1%
Some College 36,178 29.5%
Bach. Degree 19,471 15.9%
Grad Degree 12,806 10.4%
Average years of education: 13.3

Source for the above data: U.S. Census Bureau / American Community Survey (5 year-estimates)


Historical Labor Force Data for Kent County, DE

Labor Force Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics
YearLabor
Force
EmployedUnemployedUnemp.
Rate
State
Avg.
1990 58,454 55,923 2,531 4.3% 4.4%
1991 61,823 58,119 3,704 6.0% 5.9%
1992 64,651 61,065 3,586 5.5% 5.2%
1993 66,653 62,965 3,688 5.5% 4.9%
1994 69,278 65,777 3,501 5.1% 4.7%
1995 69,939 66,801 3,138 4.5% 4.3%
1996 70,087 66,630 3,457 4.9% 5.0%
1997 68,123 65,079 3,044 4.5% 4.0%
1998 69,218 66,506 2,712 3.9% 3.5%
1999 70,152 67,656 2,496 3.6% 3.3%
2000 63,388 60,946 2,442 3.9% 3.6%
2001 64,891 62,457 2,434 3.8% 3.6%
2002 65,730 62,977 2,753 4.2% 4.3%
2003 67,083 64,087 2,996 4.5% 4.5%
2004 69,138 66,524 2,614 3.8% 4.3%
2005 72,143 69,289 2,854 4.0% 4.5%
2006 74,413 71,807 2,606 3.5% 3.9%
2007 75,328 72,668 2,660 3.5% 3.6%
2008 76,008 72,229 3,779 5.0% 5.0%
2009 73,933 67,857 6,076 8.2% 8.4%
2010 73,026 66,336 6,690 9.2% 8.7%
2011 74,196 68,023 6,173 8.3% 7.6%
2012 74,346 68,567 5,779 7.8% 7.1%
2013 73,955 68,587 5,368 7.3% 6.6%
2014 75,102 70,391 4,711 6.3% 5.6%
2015 75,799 71,772 4,027 5.3% 4.8%
2016 76,699 72,935 3,764 4.9% 4.5%
2017 77,350 73,600 3,750 4.8% 4.4%
2018 77,964 74,783 3,181 4.1% 3.7%
2019 79,120 75,903 3,217 4.1% 3.7%
2020 79,715 72,843 6,872 8.6% 7.8%
2021 80,940 75,757 5,183 6.4% 5.5%
2022 80,172 75,965 4,207 5.2% 4.5%
Link: Information about the TRUE unemployment rate from shadowstats.com