Kent County is located in northeastern Maryland. The County Seat is Chestertown and the largest city is Chestertown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.kentcounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,820 and the 2010 census population was 20,197. The land area is 277.03 square miles and there are 72.9 persons per square mile.
81.8% of the population is White, 15.1% is Black or African American, 4.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.7% is two or more races. 86.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 29.6% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $258,200, there are 7,498 households, an average of 2.46 persons per household. The per capita income is $31,502, the median household income is $56,259, and 13.2% of the persons in Kent County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,694. Retail sales (in $1000) were $197,080, and sales per capita were $9,917. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 25.5%.
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