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The City of Kent is the 6th largest city in Washington with a population of 141,178 as of July 1, 2022. 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 47.3809 and longitude -122.2348 in King County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kent 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kent: Titusville.

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Kent, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 141,178 (100%)
Population in Households 139,650 (98.9%)
Population in Families 113,133 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,528 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 4,173
Diversity Index2 82
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $88,977
Average Household Income $119,072
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $41,018
Wealth Index5 113
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 50,472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,197 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 21,274 (42.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,000 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $446,888
Average Home Value $539,196
Housing Affordability Index3 90
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 48,472
Average Household Size 2.88
Family Households 32,512
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.48% 0.36%
Households 1.32% 0.26%
Families   0.35%
Median Household Income   3.77%
Per Capita Income   3.51%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

Kent, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kent to the other 639 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 Density # 40 94th
Median Household Income # 215 67th
Housing Affordability Index # 241 38th
Per Capita Income # 281 56th
Diversity Index # 14 98th

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