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Kent County, Maryland

400 High St
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone: (410) 778-7435
Fax: (410) 778-7482
www.kentcounty.com

On northeastern border of MD, northwest of Dover, MD; original county, organized Dec 16, 1642. Name Origin: For the county in England

Area (sq mi):: 414.31 (land 279.43; water 134.87) Population per square mile: 71.20
Population 2005: 19,899 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 3.70%; 1990-2000 7.60% Population 2000: 19,197 (White 78.40%; Black or African American 17.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.80%; Asian 0.50%; Other 2.30%). Foreign born: 2.90%. Median age: 41.30
Income 2000: per capita $21,573; median household $39,869; Population below poverty level: 13.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,260-$34,261
Unemployment (2004): 4.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 24.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 28.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Kent County, Delaware

555 Bay Rd
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: (302) 744-2305
Fax: (302) 736-2279
www.co.kent.de.us

In central DE; organized as Saint Jones County in 1680 from Horre Kill District, which was organized in 1664; name changed in 1682. Name Origin: For the county in England

Area (sq mi):: 800.12 (land 589.72; water 210.40) Population per square mile: 244.10
Population 2005: 143,968 State rank: 3 Population change: 2000-20005 13.60%; 1990-2000 14.10% Population 2000: 126,697 (White 72.10%; Black or African American 20.70%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 1.70%; Other 4.10%). Foreign born: 4.00%. Median age: 34.40
Income 2000: per capita $18,662; median household $40,950; Population below poverty level: 10.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,768-$26,438
Unemployment (2004): 3.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 20.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Dover County seat (33,618)

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    Kent County, Michigan

    300 Monroe Ave NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503
    Phone: (616) 336-3550
    Fax: (616) 336-2885
    www.accesskent.com

    In west-central MI, east of Muskegon; established Mar 2, 1831 (prior to statehood) from unorganized territory. Name Origin: For James Kent (1763-1847), chief justice of the NY supreme court (1804-14)

    Area (sq mi):: 872.18 (land 856.17; water 16.01) Population per square mile: 696.90
    Population 2005: 596,666 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 14.70% Population 2000: 574,335 (White 80.30%; Black or African American 8.90%; Hispanic or Latino 7.00%; Asian 1.90%; Other 6.10%). Foreign born: 6.60%. Median age: 32.50
    Income 2000: per capita $21,629; median household $45,980; Population below poverty level: 8.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $29,392-$30,624
    Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 20.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Grand Rapids County seat (195,115)
  • Wyoming (70,300)
  • Kentwood (46,538)
  • Walker (23,315)
  • Grandville (16,680)
  • East Grand Rapids (10,482)

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    Kent County, Texas

    PO Box 9
    Jayton, TX 79528
    Phone: (806) 237-3881
    Fax: (806) 237-2632
    www.co.kent.tx.us

    In southern TX panhandle, northwest of Abilene; organized Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County. Name Origin: For Andrew Kent (1798-1836), TX soldier killed at the Alamo

    Area (sq mi):: 902.91 (land 902.33; water 0.58) Population per square mile: 0.90
    Population 2005: 782 State rank: 250 Population change: 2000-20005 -9.00%; 1990-2000 -15.00% Population 2000: 859 (White 90.50%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 9.10%; Asian 0.00%; Other 4.20%). Foreign born: 1.70%. Median age: 47.10
    Income 2000: per capita $17,626; median household $30,433; Population below poverty level: 10.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,759-$23,755
    Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.30% Median travel time to work: 19.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 17.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Kent County, Rhode Island

    222 Quaker Ln Suite 6
    Warwick, RI 02886
    Phone: (401) 822-1311

    In central RI, south of Cranston; organized Jun 11, 1750 from Washington County. Name Origin: For the county in England

    Area (sq mi):: 188.10 (land 170.17; water 17.92) Population per square mile: 1008.30
    Population 2005: 171,590 State rank: 2 Population change: 2000-20005 2.70%; 1990-2000 3.70% Population 2000: 167,090 (White 94.60%; Black or African American 0.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 1.30%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 4.90%. Median age: 38.90
    Income 2000: per capita $23,833; median household $47,617; Population below poverty level: 6.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $30,862-$33,908
    Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 50.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Warwick County seat (87,683)

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    In July 2018, a family from Kent County, Delaware contacted the Delaware Division of Public Health (DPH) and the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) to request assistance identifying an insect that had bitten their child's face while she was watching television in her bedroom during the late evening hours.
    This report describes an outbreak of pertussis in an Amish community in Kent County, Delaware, during September 2004-February 2005, that resulted in 345 cases and affected primarily preschool-aged children.

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