Kent County, Maryland Population 2024

19,452

Kent County, Maryland's estimated 2024 population is 19,452 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Kent County, Maryland is the 24th largest county in Maryland. The 2010 population was 20,213 and has seen a growth of -3.76% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202919,782660.33%
202819,716660.34%
202719,650660.34%
202619,584660.34%
202519,518660.34%
202419,452660.34%
202319,386660.34%
202219,320660.34%
202119,2541400.73%
202019,114-312-1.61%
201919,426-41-0.21%
201819,467-19-0.1%
201719,486-222-1.13%
201619,708-37-0.19%
201519,745-56-0.28%
201419,801-32-0.16%
201319,833-154-0.77%
201219,987-271-1.34%
201120,258450.22%
201020,213
199017,8421,1476.87%
198016,6955493.4%
197016,1466654.3%
196015,4811,80413.19%
195013,6772121.57%
194013,465-777-5.46%
193014,242-784-5.22%
192015,026-1,931-11.39%
191016,957-1,829-9.74%
190018,7861,3157.53%
189017,471-134-0.76%
188017,6055032.94%
187017,1023,83528.91%
186013,2671,88116.52%
185011,3865445.02%
184010,8423413.25%
183010,501-952-8.31%
182011,45330.03%
181011,450-321-2.73%
180011,771-1,065-8.3%
179012,836-6,946-35.11%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.34% (66)
County Website
Kent County
County Seat
2010 Population
20,213
Area
277 mi²
Density
70 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.76% (-761)
Founded
December 30, 1642

Kent County, Maryland Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White15,08278.19%
Black or African American2,72914.15%
Two or more races6533.39%
Other race6223.22%
Asian1870.97%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.06%
Native American40.02%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Kent County, Maryland Population by Race

Kent County, Maryland Population Pyramid 2024

Kent County, Maryland Median Age

48.5

Total

48.1

Male

49.2

Female

Kent County, Maryland Adults

There are 16,268 adults, (5,169 of whom are seniors) in Kent County, Maryland.

Kent County, Maryland Age Dependency

73.8

Age Dependency Ratio

46.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent County, Maryland Sex Ratio

Female10,07452.23%
Male9,21547.77%

Kent County, Maryland Population by Age

Kent County, Maryland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,3752.1169.830.2
Married3,6302.6388.411.6
Non Family3,3861.2362.837.2
Female9632.8433.766.3
Male3963.1347.252.8
showing: 5 rows

2.64

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

69.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kent County, Maryland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

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

Kent County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48%.

Kent County, Maryland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$52,870

Average Earnings

$59,989

Average Male

$39,393

Average Female

Kent County, Maryland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent County, Maryland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kent County, Maryland Language

94.57% of Kent County, Maryland residents speak only English, while 5.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.59% of the population.

Kent County, Maryland Language

Kent County, Maryland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,8181,0277.43%
Black2,53843116.98%
Multiple61313522.02%
Other5889315.82%
Hispanic7018612.27%
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9.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.57%

Male Poverty Rate

9.49%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent County, Maryland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Maryland is Multiple, with 22.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent County, Maryland is White, with 7.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.79%.

Kent County, Maryland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.24%
High School11.05%
Some College10.64%
Bachelors or Greater3.19%
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Kent County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed24.47%
Male Employed6.34%
Female Employed6.25%
Male Unemployed
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Kent County, Maryland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kent County, Maryland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kent County, Maryland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

40.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent County, Maryland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Kent County, Maryland 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 45-54.

Kent County, Maryland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kent County, Maryland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,392

Number of Veterans

1,265

Male Veterans

127

Female Veterans

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Kent County, Maryland Veterans by War

count

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Kent County, Maryland Veterans by Age

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Kent County, Maryland Veterans by Race

Kent County, Maryland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.82%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent County, Maryland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Kent County, Maryland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kent County, Maryland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kent County, Maryland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.99%

Born in Kent County, Maryland

96.01%

Native Born

3.99%

Foreign Born

2.23%

Non Citizen

1.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.01% of Kent County, Maryland residents were born in the United States, with 51.99% having been born in Maryland. 2.23% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kent County, Maryland Place of Birth

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