Kent County

Legacy, Commerce and Culture

Primed for growth, Central Delaware offers a talented workforce and a competitive business environment

Located in the center of Delaware, Kent County sits halfway between New York City and Washington, D.C., offering easy access to more than one-third of the nation’s population.

Here, Delaware businesses find a well-trained workforce, a low tax burden, below average construction costs and affordable real estate. In Kent County, there is also ample space to grow, thanks to new opportunities like the Kent County Emerging Enterprise Development Center. After work, Kent County residents enjoy the region’s notable heritage and scenic landscape, including quaint towns, farm-to-table cuisine and unlimited outdoor recreation opportunities.

Read on to learn more about Kent County, the heartland of Delaware.

Major Industries

Education and Health Services
Number of Establishments : 871
Number of Jobs : 16,512
Average Salary : $44,570
Professional and Business Services
Number of Establishments : 756
Number of Jobs : 6,479
Average Salary : $52,117
Trade, Transportation and Utilities
Number of Establishments : 883
Number of Jobs : 14,385
Average Salary : $35,778
Leisure and Hospitality
Number of Establishments : 350
Number of Jobs : 9,237
Average Salary : $21,735
Manufacturing
Number of Establishments : 60
Number of Jobs : 4,907
Average Salary : $53,054
Quality of Life
  • 5 parks
  • 11 lakes and ponds
  • 3 country clubs
  • 6 fitness clubs
  • 5 golf courses
  • 10 museums
  • Dover Downs Casino
  • Dover International Speedway
County Demographics
  • 20 cities and towns
  • Major Cities Dover, Harrington, Milford
  • 176,824 population
  • 79,444 labor force
  • 3.8% unemployment rate
  • $57,608 median household income
  • 23.3% population has bachelor's degree or higher
Infrastructure
  • Dover Air Force Base
  • 15+ highways
  • DART First State bus service
  • 2 freight lines from Delmarva Central Railroad