Kent County, MD

County

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Population
19,593
0.371% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
Median Age
47.5

Poverty Rate
12.3%

Median Household Income
$56,009
1.11% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$244,200
2.86% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
9,239
1.18% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Kent County, MD had a population of 19.6k people with a median age of 47.5 and a median household income of $56,009. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kent County, MD declined from 19,666 to 19,593, a -0.371% decrease and its median household income declined from $56,638 to $56,009, a -1.11% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.3%), White (Hispanic) (3.53%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.27%). NaNk% of the people in Kent County, MD speak a non-English language, and 96.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County, MD are Washington College (364 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Kent County, MD is $244,200, and the homeownership rate is 69.3%. Most people in Kent County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Maryland (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Maryland went to Donald J. Trump with 48.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (45.7%), followed by Other (5.69%). The most partisan county was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kent County, MD is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Maryland
48.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Maryland
  1. 88.1% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  2. 84.7% for Hillary Rodham Clinton (Democratic Party)
  3. 76.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Maryland was Prince George's County, MD with 88.1% of the vote going to Hillary Rodham Clinton running for the Democratic Party.

The following map shows the counties in Maryland colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kent County, MD have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Kent County, MD is home to a population of 19.6k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 4.26% of Kent County, MD residents were born outside of the country (834 people).

In 2018, there were 5.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.2k people) in Kent County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 691 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.2k ± 61
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.8k ± 124
  3. White (Hispanic)
    691 ± 124
4.33%
Hispanic Population
848 people

In 2018, there were 5.44 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.2k people) in Kent County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 691 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.33% of the people in Kent County, MD are hispanic (848 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kent County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
834 people
4.38%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
861 people

As of 2018, 4.26% of Kent County, MD residents (834 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent County, MD was 4.38%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

48
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
41
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Kent County, MD was 47.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Kent County, MD are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Kent County, MD residents was 47.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,722 ± 7,985 people
  2. India
    58,285 ± 5,898 people
  3. China
    42,414 ± 5,038 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,722 Maryland residents, followed by India with 58,285 and China with 42,414.

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Citizenship

96.8%
2018 Citizenship
96.8%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96.8% of Kent County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County, MD was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    591 ± 119
  2. Korea
    199 ± 76
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    164 ± 98

Kent County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Kent County, MD is $56,009. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kent County, MD was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $69,397, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $66,964 and $63,114.

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $61,332. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Kent County, MD employs 9.24k people. The largest industries in Kent County, MD are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,211 people), Retail Trade (1,119 people), and Educational Services (1,027 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($83,576), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,201), and Utilities ($53,654).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,009
2018 value
± $3,890
-1.11%
1 Year Growth
± 11.6%

Households in Kent County, MD have a median annual income of $56,009, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,638 in 2017, which represents a -1.11% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Kent County, MD compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$77,536
Average Male Salary in Maryland
± $1,629
$61,332
Average Female Salary in Maryland
± $1,200

In 2017, full-time male employees in Maryland made 1.26 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Maryland
  1. Alaska Native
    $90,993 ± $115,433
  2. Asian
    $68,448 ± $4,004
  3. White
    $67,584 ± $1,364

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Maryland workers was Alaska Native. These workers were paid 1.33 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Maryland.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Maryland by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kent County, MD is from Maryland.
0.461
2017 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.459
2016 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.363% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9502
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County, MD was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $69,397, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $66,964 and $63,114.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Kent County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 55 - 64
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County, MD (2.21k out of 18k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    1,660 ± 257
  2. Black
    420 ± 140
  3. Hispanic
    218 ± 109

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent County, MD is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.24k
2018 Value
± 628
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 9.33%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 9.13k employees to 9.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County, MD, are Management Occupations (1,098 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,048 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,046 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,098 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,048 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,046 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.13 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.59 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($87,868), Legal Occupations ($70,893), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.24k
2018 Value
± 628
1.18%
1 Year growth
± 9.33%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 1.18%, from 9.13k employees to 9.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County, MD, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,211 people), Retail Trade (1,119 people), and Educational Services (1,027 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Kent County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kent County, MD, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,211 people), Retail Trade (1,119 people), and Educational Services (1,027 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kent County, MD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.94 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.75 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.31 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kent County, MD, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($83,576), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,201), and Utilities ($53,654).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $24.1B
  2. $17.7B
  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight ($17.7B) and Electronics ($14.2B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B
2015 Value in Maryland
$243B
Projected 2045 Value in Maryland
35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24B
  2. $18.2B
  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kent County, MD awarded 364 degrees. The student population of Kent County, MD is skewed towards women, with 623 male students and 861 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County, MD are White (276 and 82.4%), followed by Unknown (19 and 5.67%), Black or African American (14 and 4.18%), and Hispanic or Latino (10 and 2.99%).

The largest universities in Kent County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Washington College (364 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kent County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (60 and 16.5%), General Biological Sciences (41 and 11.3%), and General Economics (35 and 9.62%).

The median tuition costs in Kent County, MD are $43,702 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 35 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 60 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 41 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kent County, MD was General Economics with 35 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kent County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
364 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$43,702
Median Private

In 2017, the Kent County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington College with 364 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

155
Degrees Awarded to Men
209
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 155 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County, MD, which is 0.742 times less than the 209 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Kent County, MD by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    276 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    19 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    14 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kent County, MD were to White students. These 276 degrees mean that there were 14.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent County, MD was $244,200 in 2018, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $237,400 to $244,200, a 2.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County, MD is 69.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kent County, MD have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kent County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$244,200
2018 Median
± $9,324
$237,400
2017 Median
± $9,640

In 2018, the median property value in Kent County, MD grew to to $244,200 from the previous year's value of $237,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kent County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$56,009
Median Household Income
± $3,890
7.91k
Number of Households
± 526

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.91k households in Kent County, MD declined from $56,009 from the previous year's value of $56,638.

The following chart displays the households in Kent County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kent County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

69.3%
2018 Homeownership
70.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69.3% of the housing units in Kent County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kent County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County, MD have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 5.47% of the workforce in Kent County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    68.2%
  2. Worked At Home
    11.1%
  3. Walked
    9.32%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Kent County, MD was Drove Alone (68.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.1%) and those who Walked (9.32%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kent County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

94.6% of the population of Kent County, MD has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 19.9% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 0.795% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see 1099 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.75% decrease from the previous year (1166 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2466 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 580 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,099 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kent County, MD

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see an average of 1,099 patients per year. This represents a 5.75% decrease from the previous year (1,166 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kent County, MD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Maryland
$4,343
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$7,677
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$12,000
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.41%
Uninsured
39.9%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
19.9%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
0.795%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County, MD declined by 14.5% from 6.33% to 5.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kent County, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 15.8% prevalence
  2. 13.7% prevalence
  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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