Delaware’s population is now nearly 900,000. Kent County’s contribution to that number is a little more than 160,000, and could increase to more than 200,000 people by the year 2040.


These figures and more will be topics for discussion at the next meeting of the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization Council at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, in council chambers at Camden Town Hall, 1783 Friends Way.


Delaware’s population is now nearly 900,000. Kent County’s contribution to that number is a little more than 160,000, and could increase to more than 200,000 people by the year 2040.

These figures and more will be topics for discussion at the next meeting of the Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization Council at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, in council chambers at Camden Town Hall, 1783 Friends Way.

Staff will present figures from the Delaware Population Consortium, such as Kent County’s largest age groups according to the recent estimates. Kent County’s largest age groups are 45 to 49, 20 to 24 and 50 to 54. By the year 2040, the largest age groups could mostly be infants and children — newborns to 4-year olds, 5 to 9 year-olds and adults age 25-29.

The council also will discuss the MPO’s proposed Transportation Improvement Program for years 2012 to 2015 and a summary of a draft for the MPO’s fiscal year 2012 budget, or Unified Planning Work Program.

This meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call the MPO at 387-6026 or 387-6030.