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Encyclopedia > Kent County, Delaware

Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. As of 2000 the population was 126,697. The county seat is Dover, the state capital. Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Dover is the capital of Delaware, a state of the United States of America. ...

Kent County, Delaware
Seal of Kent County, Delaware
Seal (Detail)
Map of Delaware showing Kent County
Location in the state of Delaware
Formed 1683
Seat Dover
Area
 - Total
 - Water

2,072 km² (800 mi²)
545 km² (210 mi²) 26.30%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

126,697
83/km²
www.co.kent.de.us

Contents

gif - jpg This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... Seal on envelope A seal is an impression printed on, embossed upon, or affixed to a document (or any other object) in order to authenticate it, in lieu of or in addition to a signature. ... Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... State nickname: The First State Other U.S. States Capital Dover Largest city Wilmington Governor Ruth Ann Minner Official languages None Area 6,452 km² (49th)  - Land 5,068 km²  - Water 1,387 km² (21. ... Events June 6 - The Ashmolean Museum opens as the worlds first university museum. ... A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. ... Dover is the capital of Delaware, a state of the United States of America. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ... 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ...


History

In about 1670 the English began to settle in the valley of the St. Jones River formally known as Wolf Creek. William Penn chartered Kent County as the Successor to St. Jones. Penn ordered a court town to be laid out, and the courthouse was built in 1697. The town of Dover was finally laid out in 1717, and became the capitol of Delaware in 1777. In 1787 Delaware was first to ratify the U.S. Constitution, and became "the First State." Kent County was a small grain farming region in the 18th Century. More recently, in the 1960's, the small town of Frederica-based ILC Dover, was the scene of the manufacturing of the spacesuits worn by NASA astronauts in the Apollo moon flights. The suits, dubbed the "A7L," was first flown on the Apollo 7 mission in October 1967, and was the suit worn by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Apollo 11 mission. The company still manufactures spacesuits to this day--the present-day Space Shuttle "soft" suit components (the arms and legs of the suit). 1670 was a common year beginning on a Saturday in countries using the Julian calendar and a Wednesday in countries using the Gregorian calendar. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... The St. ... For the British admiral, see William Penn (admiral). ... Events September 20 - The Treaty of Ryswick December 2 – St Pauls Cathedral opened in London Peter the Great travels in Europe officially incognito as artilleryman Pjotr Mikhailov Use of palanquins increases in Europe Christopher Polhem starts Swedens first technical school. ... // Events January 4 — The Netherlands, Britain & France sign Triple Alliance February 26-March 6 What is now the northeastern United States was paralyzed by a series of blizzards that buried the region. ... 1777 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Page I of the Constitution of the United States of America Page II of the United States Constitution Page III of the United States Constitution Page IV of the United States Constitution The Syng inkstand, with which the Constitution was signed The Constitution of the United States is the supreme... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Frederica is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... ILC Dover (formerly ILC Industries) is a Dover, Delaware-based corporation located in nearby Frederica, Delaware. ... Apollo Program insignia Project Apollo was a series of human spaceflight missions undertaken by the United States of America using the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn lauch vehicle, conducted during the years 1961-1972. ... Apollo 7 was the first manned mission in the Apollo program to be launched. ... Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5, 1930) is a former American test pilot and astronaut who was the first human being to walk on the Moon. ... Buzz in the LM Colonel Edwin Eugene Buzz Aldrin, Jr. ... The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned lunar landing. ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,072 km² (800 mi²). 1,527 km² (590 mi²) of it is land and 545 km² (210 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 26.30% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... This article is about the unit of measure. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 126,697 people, 47,224 households, and 33,623 families residing in the county. The population density is 83/km² (215/mi²). There are 50,481 housing units at an average density of 33/km² (86/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 73.49% White, 20.66% Black or African American, 0.64% Native American, 1.69% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.27% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. 3.21% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Shortcut: {{GR|#}} {{Cite:GR|#}} The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 47,224 households out of which 35.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.90% are married couples living together, 13.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% are non-families. 23.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.06. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 21.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 93.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $40,950, and the median income for a family is $46,504. Males have a median income of $32,660 versus $24,706 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,662. 10.70% of the population and 8.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 14.80% of those under the age of 18 and 8.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Municipalities and census-designated places

Basic map of Kent County Delaware from Delaware dataMIL (datamil. ... Bowers is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Camden is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Cheswold is a town located in Kent County in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Clayton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Dover is the capital of Delaware, a state of the United States of America. ... Dover Air Force Base (Dover AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force in the state of Delaware. ... Farmington is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Felton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Frederica is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Harrington is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Hartly is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Highland Acres is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Houston is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kent Acres is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kenton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Leipsic is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Little Creek is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Magnolia is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Milford is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Rising Sun-Lebanon is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Riverview is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Rodney Village is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Smyrna is a town located in Kent County, Delaware and in New Castle County, Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Viola is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Woodside is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Woodside East is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Wyoming is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ...

External links

  • Kent County webpage
Regions of Delaware Flag of Delaware
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Counties
Kent | New Castle | Sussex

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