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Encyclopedia > Kent County, Maryland
Kent County, Maryland
Seal of Kent County, Maryland
Map
Map of Maryland highlighting Kent County
Location in the state of Maryland
Map of the USA highlighting Maryland
Maryland's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1642
Seat Chestertown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,073 km² (414 mi²)
724 km² (279 mi²)
349 km² (135 mi²), 32.55%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

19,197
27/km² 
Website: www.kentcounty.com

Kent County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland, on its Eastern Shore. It was named for the county of the same name in England (see Kent.) The county seat is Chestertown. As of 2000, the population was 19,197. It is the least populous county in Maryland. Image File history File links Seal of Kent County, Maryland This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_MD.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Maryland ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... High Street in Chestertown Chestertown is a town located in Kent County, Maryland. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... The Eastern Shore of Maryland is composed of the states nine counties east of the Chesapeake Bay. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... This article is about the county in England. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... High Street in Chestertown Chestertown is a town located in Kent County, Maryland. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33...

Contents

History

In 1642, the Governor and Council appointed commissioners for the Isle and County of Kent. This act appears to represent the creation of Kent County. Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ...


Law and government

Kent County was granted home rule in 1970 under a state code. 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,073 km² (414 mi²). 724 km² (279 mi²) of it is land and 349 km² (135 mi²) of it (32.55%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Adjacent counties

Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Queen Annes County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland. ...

Demographics

A farm in Kent County, Maryland
A farm in Kent County, Maryland

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,197 people, 7,666 households, and 5,136 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (69/mi²). There were 9,410 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 79.64% White, 17.41% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.54% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.04% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. 2.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. A farm in Kent County, Maryland From http://www. ... A farm in Kent County, Maryland From http://www. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


There were 7,666 households out of which 26.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.70% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.81. The examples and perspective in this article or section may not include all significant viewpoints. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $39,869, and the median income for a family was $46,708. Males had a median income of $31,899 versus $24,513 for females. The per capita income for the county was $21,573. About 9.30% of families and 13.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.00% of those under age 18 and 8.50% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Schools

  • Kent County High School
  • Chestertown Middle School
  • Galena Middle School
  • Rock Hall Middle School
  • Garnett Elementary School
  • Millington Elementary School
  • Rock Hall Elementary School
  • Worton Elementary School
  • The Kent School
  • Chestertown Christian Academy
  • Echo Hill Outdoor School
  • Radcliffe Creek School

There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...

Cities and towns

This county contains the following incorporated municipalities:

  1. Betterton (incorporated 1906)
  2. Chestertown (incorporated 1805)
  3. Galena (incorporated 1858)
  4. Millington (incorporated 1890) (This town is partly in Kent County and partly in Queen Anne's County.)
  5. Rock Hall (incorporated 1908)

All five are classified as towns under Maryland law. Betterton is a town located in Kent County, Maryland. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... High Street in Chestertown Chestertown is a town located in Kent County, Maryland. ... 1805 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Galena is a town located in Kent County, Maryland. ... 1858 (MDCCCLVIII) is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Millington is a town located in Kent County and Queen Annes County, Maryland. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... Queen Annes County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Rock Hall is a town located in Kent County, Maryland. ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ...


The United States Census Bureau recognizes no Census-Designated Places in Kent County, which is unusual for Maryland counties, which usually have many unincorporated population centers. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...


Other unincorporated places not listed as Census-Designated Places but known in the area include:

  1. Fairlee
  2. Lynch
  3. Kennedyville
  4. Massey
  5. Still Pond
  6. Tolchester Beach
  7. Worton

Miscellaneous

  • The newspaper of record is The Kent County News.
  • Kent County Public Schools were some of the last in the country to integrate, but this was because of construction delays in opening the desegregated high school.
  • Kent County, Maryland, is one of the few counties in the United States to border its namesake in another state--in this case, Kent County, Delaware.

Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ...

External links

State of Maryland
Annapolis (capital)
Topics

Cities | Government | History | U.S. Senators and Representatives Image File history File links Flag_of_Maryland. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties Libertarian Party State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,417 sq mi (32,160 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37°53N to 39°43N  - Longitude 75°4W to 79°33... Nickname: Americas Sailing Capital , San Diego East, Dogtown, Naptown Motto: Vixi Liber Et Moriar - I have lived, and I shall die, free Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Anne Arundel County Founded 1649 Incorporated 1708 Mayor Ellen O. Moyer (D) City Council Richard E. Israel... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... The following is the list of incorporated cities in Maryland, arranged in alphabetical order. ... The Great Seal of Maryland. ... These are tables of congressional delegations from Maryland to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ...

Regions

Baltimore‑Washington Metro Area | Chesapeake | Delaware Valley | Eastern Shore | Southern Maryland | Western Maryland | Western Shore This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... It has been suggested that Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV MSA be merged into this article or section. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay where the Susquehanna River empties into it. ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... The Eastern Shore of Maryland is composed of the states nine counties east of the Chesapeake Bay. ... Southern Maryland counties. ... Western Maryland is the portion of U.S. state of Maryland that consists of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. ... Western Maryland is the portion of U.S. state of Maryland that consists of Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties. ...

Cities

Baltimore | Bethesda | Bowie | College Park | Columbia | Cumberland | Frederick | Gaithersburg | Germantown | Greenbelt | Hagerstown | Laurel | Rockville | Salisbury | Silver Spring | Takoma Park | Towson | Waldorf The following is the list of incorporated cities in Maryland, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2], B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... Bethesda is an urbanized, but unincorporated, area in southern Montgomery County, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. It takes its name from a church located there, the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, built in 1820 and rebuilt in 1850, which in turn took its name from Jerusalems Pool of Bethesda. ... Motto: Growth, Unity and Progress Location of Bowie in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Prince Georges County Established 1916  - Mayor G. Frederick Robinson Area    - City 41. ... College Park is a city in Prince Georges County, Maryland, USA, United States. ... Nickname: The Queen City Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Allegany County State Maryland Country United States founded 1787 incorporated 1815 Government  - Mayor Lee N. Fiedler Area  - City 23. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Frederick Founded 1745 Government  - Mayor William J. Holtzinger (R)  - Board of Alderman Marcia Hall (D) Alan E. Imhoff (R) David P. Koontz (D) Donna K. Ramsburg (D) C. Paul Smith (R) Area    - City  20. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery Founded 1802 Incorporated April 5, 1878  - Mayor Sidney A. Katz Area    - City 26. ... Germantown is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Maryland: Germantown, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Germantown, Baltimore County, Maryland Germantown, Montgomery County, Maryland -- This is the most common place referred to as Germantown, Maryland. ... Location in Prince Georges County, Maryland Founded  -Incorporated 1937 {{{incorporated}}}  County Prince Georges County Mayor Judith F. Davis Area  - Total  - Water 15. ... Nickname: The Hub City Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Washington Incorporated 1813  - Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II Area    - City 27. ... Motto: Progressio Per Populum (Progress Through People) Location of Laurel in Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Prince Georges County Incorporated 1870 Mayor Craig A. Moe City Council Ward 1: Janis L. Robison Ward1: Gayle Snyder Ward2: Frederick Smalls (Pr. ... Location in the State of Maryland Coordinates: Country United States State Maryland County Montgomery County Founded 1717 Incorporated 1860  - Mayor Larry Giammo Area    - City  13. ... Nickname: The Crossroads of Delmarva Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Wicomico County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area    - City 29. ... Not to be confused with Silver Springs. ... Location Location in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United States Maryland Montgomery Founded Incorporated 1883 1890 Mayor Kathryn H. Porter Geographical characteristics Area     City 5. ... Towson is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place in Baltimore County, Maryland, United States. ... Waldorf is an unincorporated community in Charles County, Maryland. ...

Counties

Allegany | Anne Arundel | Baltimore City | Baltimore County | Calvert | Caroline | Carroll | Cecil | Charles | Dorchester | Frederick | Garrett | Harford | Howard | Kent | Montgomery | Prince George's | Queen Anne's | St. Mary's | Somerset | Talbot | Washington | Wicomico | Worcester List of Maryland counties and independent city* Allegany County: formed in 1789 from part of Washington County. ... Allegany County is a county in the western portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Anne Arundel County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town[1][2], B-more Motto: The Greatest City in America,[3] Get in on it. ... Baltimore County is a suburban county located in the northern portion of the State of Maryland. ... Calvert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Caroline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Cecil County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Charles County is a county in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Frederick County is a county located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Garrett County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Harford County is a county located in the northeastern region of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Howard County is a county located in the central part of the U.S. state of Maryland, between Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The county was named for John Eager Howard, an officer in the American Revolutionary War and Governor of Maryland. ... The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... Prince Georges County is located in the U.S. state of Maryland immediately north, east, and south of Washington, D.C. It is the wealthiest majority African-American county in the nation. ... Queen Annes County is a county located on the Eastern Shore of the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Saint Marys County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Somerset County is the southernmost county in the U.S. state of Maryland, located on the states Eastern Shore. ... Talbot County is a county located in the state of Maryland. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Wicomico County is located in the southeastern part of the state of Maryland. ... Worcester County (pronounced locally as either Wis-ter or Wuhr-ster) is the easternmost county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ...


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Kent County, Maryland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
Kent County is a county located in the state of Maryland, on its Eastern Shore.
In 1642, the Governor and Council appointed commissioners for the Isle and County of Kent.
In the county the population is spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 10.90% from 18 to 24, 23.70% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 19.30% who are 65 years of age or older.
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