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Kent County, Delaware
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Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 2,040,014
 PEOPLE
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 176,824
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2017) 162,349
Population, percent change – April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2017, (V2017) 8.9%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 162,310
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent 6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent 23.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent 16.6%
Female persons, percent 51.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent (a) 66.9%
Black or African American alone, percent (a) 26.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent (a) 0.7%
Asian alone, percent (a) 2.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent (a) 0.1%
Two or More Races, percent 3.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent (b) 7.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent 61.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2012-2016 18,526
Foreign born persons, percent, 2012-2016 5.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2017, (V2017) 71,620
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2012-2016 69.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2012-2016 $199,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2012-2016 $1,446
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2012-2016 $397
Median gross rent, 2012-2016 $1,006
Building permits, 2017 1,554
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2012-2016 62,140
Persons per household, 2012-2016 2.68
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2012-2016 85.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2012-2016 9.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2012-2016 86.9%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2012-2016 23.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2012-2016 10.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent 7.6%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2012-2016 61.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2012-2016 57.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 475,775
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 990,552
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 1,930,847
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c) 2,690,762
Total retail sales per capita, 2012 (c) $16,052
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2012-2016 26.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016 $55,184
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Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2016 dollars), 2012-2016 $26,118
Persons in poverty, percent 13.6%  BUSINESSES
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 3,422
Total employment, 2016 53,196
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 2,040,014
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2016 10,088
All firms, 2012 12,004
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,012
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,763
Minority-owned firms, 2012 2,275
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 9,065
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,218
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,669
 GEOGRAPHY
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 276.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 586.18