Kenton, DE

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Kenton, DE

About Kenton, DE

Living in Kenton, DE is a great experience! The town has a very friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with locals always eager to lend a helping hand. There are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, biking, and exploring the nearby White Clay Creek State Park. Kenton also offers a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars - perfect for meeting up with friends or just grabbing a quick bite to eat. Shopping opportunities are plenty with stores like Walmart and Target located nearby. Overall, living in Kenton is an enriching experience that offers something for everyone! Small capital city - Central Delaware, 5 miles inland from the Delaware Bay.

State: Delaware
County: Kent County
Metro Area: Dover Metro Area
City: Kenton
Zip Codes: 19955
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Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 74 ft above sea level

Dover is one of those pleasant “small city” capitals, with a stable economic base and a rich history. The setting in a flat, mostly agricultural area is idyllic without being too far removed from larger northeastern cities. The nearby Delaware Bay and its beaches and wildlife areas provide ample recreational opportunities. The Dover International Speedway (NASCAR) and the Dover Downs harness racecourse add to entertainment options. Aside from the state government, Dover Air Force Base is a major employer, as is rubber and plastic apparel manufacturer Playtex.

The area is growing as people mainly from more crowded East Coast cities seek a slower and less expensive pace of life. Cost of living is attractive, and the Delaware tax climate is favorable especially for the East. However, there is a high violent crime rate, and educational attainment is not as strong as seen in other capital cities.

Dover lies in a flat plain separated from the Delaware Bay but has areas of level marshland. To the west and south are areas of level to gently rolling terrain used mostly for agriculture and dairy farming. The influence of the Atlantic and Chesapeake Bay create a climate that’s mild for the region. Summers are warm and humid but with maximum temperatures seldom exceeding 80 degrees. Clouds are common, and humidity and moist Delaware Bay winds can cause fog year-round.

Winters are usually mild, with temperatures seldom dropping to 0 degrees. Most winter precipitation occurs as rain or a mix of rain, sleet, and snow. Summer thunderstorms are common; occasional downpours from Atlantic hurricanes can cause lowland flooding. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

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Kenton Cost of Living

Small-town atmosphere, capital-city amenities, and nearby recreation make Kenton a great place to live.

-33.1% lower than avg
-69.9% lower than avg
$1,020 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-12.5% lower than avg
Kenton Crime
8.1 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of Kenton
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Violent crime
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Educational attainment
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