Kent County, MD

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2020 Population
19,456
0.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
48
0.208% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11%
4.56% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$60,208
2.75% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$258,500
3.44% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
9,422
1.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Kent County, MD had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 48 and a median household income of $60,208. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kent County, MD declined from 19,536 to 19,456, a −0.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $58,598 to $60,208, a 2.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.79%), White (Hispanic) (2.19%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.88%).

None of the households in Kent County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.8% of the residents in Kent County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kent County, MD are Washington College (388 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Kent County, MD was $258,500, and the homeownership rate was 69.2%.

Most people in Kent County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent County, MD was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Kent County, MD is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.9% of Kent County, MD residents were born outside of the country (954 people).

In 2020, there were 5.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Kent County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 542 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2020 Citizenship
96.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.8% of Kent County, MD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kent County, MD was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    15.1k ± 86
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.71k ± 112
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    542 ± 143
4.49%
Hispanic Population
873 people

In 2020, there were 5.56 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (15.1k people) in Kent County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.71k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 542 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.49% of the people in Kent County, MD are hispanic (873 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    106,672 ± 7,947 people
  2. India
    60,671 ± 6,017 people
  3. China
    43,639 ± 5,110 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 106,672 Maryland residents, followed by India with 60,671 and China with 43,639.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
954 people
4.59%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
896 people

As of 2020, 4.9% of Kent County, MD residents (954 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent County, MD was 4.59%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    511 ± 112
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    200 ± 108
  3. Korea
    147 ± 65

Kent County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Kent County, MD employs 9.42k people. The largest industries in Kent County, MD are Educational Services (1,123 people), Retail Trade (1,117 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,111 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($81,313), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,571), and Public Administration ($61,111).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,182. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

9.42k
2020 Value
± 659
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 9.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 9.3k employees to 9.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent County, MD, are Management Occupations (1,122 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,043 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,006 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.42k
2020 Value
± 659
1.27%
1 Year growth
± 9.57%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kent County, MD grew at a rate of 1.27%, from 9.3k employees to 9.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent County, MD, are Educational Services (1,123 people), Retail Trade (1,117 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,111 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$50,316
Median earning men ± $3,714
$31,351
Median earning women ± $2,150

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,750), Public Administration ($72,000), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($68,929).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($53,182), Manufacturing ($46,563), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,271).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 274
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 145
    Manufacturing
  3. 135
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $263k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $194k
    Manufacturing
  3. $38.9k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($20.6B).

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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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

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. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kent County, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 49.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (48.1%), followed by Other (1.42%).

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.

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

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, excluding special elections, 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 Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Kent County, MD awarded 388 degrees. The student population of Kent County, MD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 422 male students and 667 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kent County, MD are White (275 and 76.8%), followed by Black or African American (35 and 9.78%), Hispanic or Latino (26 and 7.26%), and Asian (14 and 3.91%).

The largest universities in Kent County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Washington College (388 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kent County, MD are General Business Administration & Management (56 and 14.4%), General Biological Sciences (43 and 11.1%), and General Psychology (39 and 10.1%).

The median tuition cost in Kent County, MD for private four year colleges is $47,724.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Kent County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 11.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 1,089 (38.8% men and 61.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 1,089 students enrolled in Kent County, MD, 38.8% men and 61.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 727 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 56 degree-majors awarded
  2. 43 degree-majors awarded
  3. 39 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kent County, MD was General Business Administration & Management with 56 degrees 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
388 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Washington College with 388 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 154 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kent County, MD, which is 0.658 times less than the 234 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 275 degrees mean that there were 7.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 35 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($47,724) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($490) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Kent County, MD was $258,500 in 2020, which is 1.12 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $249,900 to $258,500, a 3.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent County, MD is 69.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Kent County, MD have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kent County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kent County, MD is $60,208. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Kent County, MD was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $85,236, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $78,047 and $65,551.

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.09%.

Property

$258,500
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,301
$5,728
Median Property Taxes
±$456

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kent County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

69.2%
Homeownership
2020
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 69.2% of the housing units in Kent County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

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Income by Location

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

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent County, MD was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $85,236, followed by Census Tract 9501 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $78,047 and $65,551.

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

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Household Income

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$60,208
Median Household Income
± $5,185
8.27k
Number of Households
± 601

In 2020, the median household income of the 8.27k households in Kent County, MD grew to $60,208 from the previous year's value of $58,598.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kent County, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (9.88%)
  3. Walked (7.05%)

In 2020, 73.5% of workers in Kent County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (9.88%) and those who walked to work (7.05%).

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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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent County, MD have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 6.02% of the workforce in Kent County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 15.7% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 2.09%.

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Poverty & Diversity

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent County, MD (1.95k out of 17.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18.2% of the children was living in poverty in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 3.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 220 in Kent County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 121 per 100,000 population.

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95.9% of the population of Kent County, MD has health coverage, with 42.4% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 14.3% on non-group plans, and 1.16% 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 1140 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1140 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2158 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 540 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,140 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kent County, MD

Primary care physicians in Kent County, MD see an average of 1,140 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,140 patients).

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 18.9% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 35.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

4.15%
Uninsured
42.4%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
14.3%
Non-Group
1.16%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent County, MD declined by 20.9% from 5.25% to 4.15%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Kent County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.4% in Kent County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.05% in Kent County, MD.

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