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Kent, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Kent is the 6th largest city in Washington with a population of 128,006 as of July 1, 2016. Kent ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kent is located at latitude 47.388 and longitude -122.2127 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kent (see map below) encompass a land area of 33.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.67 sq. miles. King County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 43 feet.

The City of Kent (GNIS ID: 2410185) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Kent is located within Seattle Division of King County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kent population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kent: Titusville.

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Kent, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 128,006
Population in Households 126,343
Population in Familes 102,393
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,663
Population Density1 3,792
Diversity Index2 77


Total Households 45,023
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 30,204
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 47,765 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,989 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,033 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,742 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $299,785
Average Home Value $329,102


Median Household Income $59,682
Average Household Income $77,559
Per Capita Income $27,667
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.23% 1.33%
Households 0.88% 1.16%
Families 0.96% 1.19%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kent, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 99th
Population Density1 # 46 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 38 94th
Median Household Income # 241 62nd
Per Capita Income # 301 52nd

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