Kent County, Delaware Population 2022

Kent County, Delaware's estimated population is 187,524 with a growth rate of 1.21% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Delaware is the 4th largest county in Delaware. The 2010 Population was 162,956 and has seen a growth of 15.08% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
179018,9200.00%
180019,5546343.35%
181020,4959414.81%
182020,7932981.45%
183019,913-880-4.23%
184019,872-41-0.21%
185022,8162,94414.81%
186027,8044,98821.86%
187029,8042,0007.19%
188032,8743,07010.30%
189032,664-210-0.64%
190032,762980.30%
191032,721-41-0.13%
192031,023-1,698-5.19%
193031,8418182.64%
194034,4412,6008.17%
195037,8703,4299.96%
196065,65127,78173.36%
197081,89216,24124.74%
198098,21916,32719.94%
1990110,99312,77413.01%
2010162,95651,96346.82%
2011165,1102,1541.32%
2012167,2972,1871.32%
2013169,0381,7411.04%
2014171,4562,4181.43%
2015173,1281,6720.98%
2016174,5421,4140.82%
2017176,4991,9571.12%
2018178,5402,0411.16%
2019180,7862,2461.26%
2020183,0322,2461.24%
2021185,2782,2461.23%
2022187,5242,2461.21%
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Kent County, Delaware Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White116,70465.15%
Black or African American45,80325.57%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,1670.65%
Asian3,7562.10%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander360.02%
Some Other Race2,1691.21%
Two or More Races9,4895.30%
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Kent County, Delaware Population by Race

Kent County, Delaware Population Pyramid 2022

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Kent County, Delaware Median Age

38.1


Total

36.3


Male

40.2


Female

Kent County, Delaware Adults

There are 137,999 adults, (30,665 of whom are seniors) in Kent County, Delaware.

Kent County, Delaware Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

28.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Delaware Sex Ratio

Female

92,811

51.81%

Male

86,313

48.19%

Kent County, Delaware Population by Age

Kent County, Delaware Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kent County, Delaware Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.1%16.9%
All68.8%31.2%
Male59.2%40.8%
Non Family58%42%
Female52.5%47.5%

68.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent County, Delaware Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All67,2992.5968.8
Married31,1683.1783.1
Male3,7463.0559.2
Female10,5923.3752.5
Non Family21,7931.358

3.09

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

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Kent County, Delaware Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,0974.24%
9th to 12th Grade9,3517.78%
High School Graduate40,02733.32%
Some College26,05721.69%
Associates Degree10,1488.45%
Bachelors Degree18,29915.23%
Graduate Degree11,1559.29%
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Kent County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kent County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Islander121212
Asian2,7782,1401,140
White78,78169,92919,533
Black27,94324,8676,624
Hispanic6,8405,2491,405
Other Race1,4511,195291
2+ Races3,8653,630722
Native American915659121

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Kent County, Delaware Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,351$43,505$33,243
Less Than 9th Grade$26,785$37,006$20,356
High School Graduate$33,405$40,569$27,023
Some College$35,616$42,241$30,358
Bachelors Degree$46,370$50,610$44,313
Graduate Degree$68,983$77,298$63,995

$39,351

Average Earnings

$43,505

Average Male

$33,243

Average Female

Kent County, Delaware Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent County, Delaware Language by Age

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Kent County, Delaware Language

88.76% of Kent County, Delaware residents speak only English, while 11.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.87% of the population.

Kent County, Delaware Language

Kent County, Delaware Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander271555.56%
Multiple9,2912,23024.00%
Black42,3628,01718.92%
Hispanic12,6952,23117.57%
Native1,15120017.38%
Asian3,74545812.23%
White106,91010,4389.76%
Other335NaN%

13.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.48%

Male Poverty Rate

14.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Delaware

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Delaware is Islander, with 55.56% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.24%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.00%.

Kent County, Delaware Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.92%
High School12.44%
Some College10.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.42%

Kent County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.45%
Male Unemployed24.31%
Female Employed8.35%
Female Unemployed30.30%

Kent County, Delaware Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kent County, Delaware Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$60,117$74,310
Families$70,383$84,765
Married Families$85,744$99,211
Non Families$37,075$47,878
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Income by Household Type

Kent County, Delaware Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent County, Delaware Married by Age and Sex

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Kent County, Delaware Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Kent County, Delaware Marital Status by Race

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Kent County, Delaware Marital Status

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17,242

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War4,884
First Gulf War5,009
Vietnam5,700
Korea1,134
World War II284

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,778
35 to 544,658
55 to 643,585
65 to 744,005
75+3,216

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White11,99113.28%
Black4,26412.46%
Native American23822.67%
Asian2126.60%
Other Race1489.41%
2+ Races3898.11%
Hispanic5887.37%

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by Race

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by Education

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7.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.79%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Delaware Veterans by Education

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61.6%

Labor Force Participation

56%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Kent County, Delaware Employment by Age

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Kent County, Delaware Employment by Race

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Kent County, Delaware Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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46.20%

Born in Kent County, Delaware

93.85%

Native Born

6.15%

Foreign Born

2.64%

Non Citizen

3.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.85% of Kent County, Delaware residents were born in the United States, with 46.20% having been born in Delaware. 2.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kent County, Delaware Place of Birth

  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

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