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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B-
Kent County is located in Delaware with a population of 173,145. In Kent County, most residents own their homes. Many families and young professionals live in Kent County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Kent County are above average.
Population
173,145

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$205,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,030
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Kent County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    462.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    36.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    95.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    208.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,263.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    115.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    14%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

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Kent County Reviews

3 reviews
Kent County is great. I live near Delaware State University and I'm right by the highway. Your open to all stores on the strip, with food places all the way down DuPont Highway. It is clean and the people here are very nice. I have been here for 5 years and It is place that I’m sticking around with for a while. Only thing that could be better is fixing Dover’s downtown because it is very small, it’s only a street basically. Besides that Kent County is a great place to live and I’m looking forward for the future of it.
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There is not much to do here, but there are a few basic venues for family fun (i.e. bowling alley, movie theater, skating rink). Too many child predators per square inch, to my liking. Slow driving and nothing for police to do so drive carefully. Pay here is low and there are not many jobs so employers treat you like crap and can fire you "at will". Cost of girly things like mani/pedi's is high. Taxes are low. Home prices are low, but lose value quickly. It is a tax-free state only because they don't call it tax. You will pay more.
Kent is lovely. It is quite. There are not a lot of people. People are the worst. Kent has parks. Kent has schools. Kent has restaurants. Kent is cool.