Kent County, Delaware Population 2018

Kent County, Delaware's estimated population is 176,824 with a growth rate of 3.12% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Delaware is the 3rd largest county in Delaware.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2017176,8245,3503.12%
2016171,474-3,280-1.88%
2016174,7541,4220.82%
2015173,3321,6680.97%
2014171,6642,5141.49%
2013169,1501,7081.02%
2012167,4422,2931.39%
2011165,1492,1761.34%
2010162,97351,98046.83%
1990110,99312,77413.01%
198098,21916,32719.94%
197081,89216,24124.74%
196065,65127,78173.36%
195037,8703,4299.96%
194034,4412,6008.17%
193031,8418182.64%
192031,023-1,698-5.19%
191032,721-41-0.13%
190032,762980.30%
189032,664-210-0.64%
188032,8743,07010.30%
187029,8042,0007.19%
186027,8044,98821.86%
185022,8162,94414.81%
184019,872-41-0.21%
183019,913-880-4.23%
182020,7932981.45%
181020,4959414.81%
180019,5546343.35%
179018,9200.00%

Kent County, Delaware Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White114,958
Black or African American42,097
Two or More Races7,208
Asian3,433
Some Other Race2,551
American Indian and Alaska Native1,123
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander104

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Kent County, Delaware Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Kent County, Delaware Median Age

37.2


Total

35.4


Male

38.6


Female

Kent County, Delaware Adults

There are 131,006 adults, (26,578 of which are seniors) in Kent County, Delaware.

Kent County, Delaware Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Delaware Sex Ratio

Female

88,787

51.78%

Male

82,687

48.22%

Kent County, Delaware Households and Families

Kent County, Delaware Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kent County, Delaware Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.3%17.7%
All69.3%30.7%
Male61.2%38.8%
Non Family59.4%40.6%
Female51%49%

69.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent County, Delaware Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All62,1402.6869.3
Married30,3633.2582.3
Non Family19,1201.2959.4
Female9,8013.4351
Male2,8563.2861.2

3.19

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

6.6%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kent County, Delaware Households

Kent County, Delaware Education

Kent County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4,9534.41%
9th to 12th Grade9,7748.70%
High School Graduate37,72933.57%
Some College24,31721.64%
Associates Degree9,6268.57%
Bachelors Degree16,20314.42%
Graduate Degree9,7828.70%

Kent County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White77,13367,50217,805
Black24,84521,8055,791
Hispanic5,8724,3301,044
Asian2,3402,0551,099
Multiple Races2,1451,953396
Other Race1,3521,136255
Native American91269796
Islander818012

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 98.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 46.97%.

Kent County, Delaware Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,599$41,816$31,171
Less Than High School$25,321$30,913$16,273
High School Grad$30,154$36,394$22,901
Some College$36,471$43,800$30,340
Bachelors Degree$45,553$50,148$41,279
Graduate Degree$61,073$66,314$57,334

$36,599

Average Earnings

$41,816

Average Male

$31,171

Average Female

Kent County, Delaware Language

Kent County, Delaware Language by Age

Kent County, Delaware Language

90.39% of Kent County, Delaware residents speak only English, while 9.61% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.29% of the population.

Kent County, Delaware Poverty

Kent County, Delaware Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White106,88510,3329.67%
Black38,8096,80317.53%
Hispanic11,0702,88326.04%
Multiple6,9011,82726.47%
Other2,48877831.27%
Asian3,37951215.15%
Native1,10419918.03%
Islander941718.09%

13.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.67%

Male Poverty Rate

14.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Delaware

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Delaware is Other, with 31.27% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Delaware is White, with 9.67% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.80%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.03%.

Kent County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.23%
High School11.02%
Some College9.40%
Bachelors or Greater3.37%

Kent County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.79%
Male Unemployed20.93%
Female Employed7.80%
Male Employed5.18%

Kent County, Delaware Income

Kent County, Delaware Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,184$68,923
Families$64,836$77,977
Married Families$77,698$91,425
Non Families$34,827$44,549

Kent County, Delaware Marital Status

Kent County, Delaware Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.8%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent County, Delaware Married by Age and Sex

Kent County, Delaware Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35To44.

Kent County, Delaware Marital Status by Race

Kent County, Delaware Veterans

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by War

18,526

Number of Veterans

16,104

Male Veterans

2,422

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,829
First Gulf War5,549
Second Gulf War4,870
Korea1,574
World War II583

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 545,821
65 to 743,810
55 to 643,485
75+3,068
18 to 342,342

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White13,86115.57%
Black3,66511.83%
Hispanic85011.88%
2 or More58319.01%
Other18610.94%
Indian15915.59%
Asian692.49%
Hawaiian33.19%

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by Education

5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.72%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Delaware Employment Status

Kent County, Delaware Employment by Age

63%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Kent County, Delaware Employment by Race

Kent County, Delaware Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Kent County, Delaware

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Dover359343778618525.15%
Smyrna 1000111371137013.70%
Milford 958810979139114.51%
Harrington355036791293.63%
Camden34583489310.90%
Clayton 291231572458.41%
Wyoming1312148617413.26%
Cheswold13641425614.47%
Felton129814081108.47%
Frederica769828597.67%
Houston366393277.38%
Bowers333360278.11%
Kenton248265176.85%
Magnolia219235167.31%
Little Creek218234167.34%
Leipsic183196137.10%
Woodside181196158.29%
Viola157171148.92%
Farmington11011887.27%
Hartly707111.43%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990