Kent County is located in central Delaware. The County Seat is Dover and the largest city is Dover. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.kent.de.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 171,987 and the 2010 census population was 162,344. The land area is 586.18 square miles and there are 276.9 persons per square mile.
68.5% of the population is White, 25.1% is Black or African American, 6.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.3% is two or more races. 85.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 21.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $199,500, there are 58,524 households, an average of 2.74 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,851, the median household income is $55,149, and 12.9% of the persons in Kent County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 11,242. Retail sales (in $1000) were $2,589,237, and sales per capita were $17,024. The percentage of black-owned firms is 10.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 26.2%.
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