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  The population of Kent county is estimated at 163,690. In 2017 there were 1,634 births and 1,709 deaths in Kent county. Kent county has 36,876 housing units that are owned with a mortgage or a loan, 12,170 that are owned free and clear and 19,599 that are renter occupied.


  The gracious residents of Kent County filed 88,410 federal tax returns in 2017. This amount represents 16.7% of all Rhode Island filings and 0.059% of the entire nation. Kent had a combined total federal tax liability of $995,775,000 on earned income of $6,114,706,000. Other notable statistics from Kent County were 6,200 unemployment claims which collected a total of $27,495,000 and 28,370 charitable contributions valued at $79,097,000. 31,960 filings from Kent County paid a combined total of $175,530,000 in property taxes and 28,100 filings paid $198,337,000 on mortgage interest costs.

  In 2010 Kent county had 86 religious congregations with an estimated 95,151 members.


32.1% of the Kent population has a college level Bachelors degree or higher. 8.5% have less than a highschool diploma level education.


Approximately 49% of Kent County voted in the presidential election of 2016. This represents an increase from the 2012 election by 2,444 votes.

At $72,765 the median income is 115.6% of the Rhode Island average. An estimated 3,723 people claimed to be unemployed last year in Kent, the equivalant of around 4.1% of the county population. This represents a decrease in the level of unemployment from the previous year's value of 4.7%.


Top 15 Industries in Kent County.
Total # EmployedIndustry Job Type
11,802Health care and social assistance
11,126Retail trade
8,013Accommodation and food services
7,609Manufacturing
7,197Food services and drinking places
6,435Restaurants and other eating places
5,011Finance and insurance
4,610Ambulatory health care services
4,048Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services
3,951Administrative and support services
3,619Full-service restaurants
3,222Transportation and warehousing
3,121Nursing and residential care facilities
3,012Insurance carriers and related activities
2,948Professional, scientific, and technical services


In 2018 the average price reduction was 3.13% in Kent County (averaging across 6 zip codes a sample of which are; 2816, 2818, 2888, 2889 and 2893).

In 2018 17.28% of listings in Kent County (averaging across 6 zip codes a sample of which are; 2818, 2889, 2816, 2893 and 2886) dropped their price.


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Map of Kent County, RI