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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Kent County is located in Maryland with a population of 19,666. In Kent County, most residents own their homes. Many young professionals and retirees live in Kent County and residents tend to have moderate political views.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$237,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$938
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    30%
  • Own
    70%
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Kent County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    173.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    78.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    519.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    913
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    47.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    8%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    8%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    25%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Kent County

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,638
National
$55,322

Kent County Reviews

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Lived and worked here for 3 years. Pros: Overall it is a safe place with lots of access to water and beautiful sunsets. Cons: Very limited employment opportunities, limited housing opportunities, no amenities, very few restaurants, limited shopping, and a heroin problem. Schools are closing, the hospital has closed with a small emergency center in it's place, and the movie theater just closed along with a number of restaurants. If you weren't born and raised here, your opportunities are very limited. While Washington College brings in some liberal ideas, the county is heavily conservative.
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It is now more of a place to settle down for retirement, the local government doesnt want change. Instead of bringing in new things that would make people want to stay they keep everything the same.
Kent County is a gorgeous rural county with beautiful sunsets. The rivers and Chesapeake Bay make summers on the water a prime location with tourists coming in to see all of its beauty. Winters bring moderate snow fall. The Public School system has provided me with an education that allowed me to get accepted into top schools with top programs.