Kent, WA Profile: Facts & Data


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Kent, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Kent is the 6th largest city in Washington with a population of 132,665 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kent: Titusville.

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Kent, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 132,665
Population in Households 130,963
Population in Familes 107,120
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,702
Population Density2 3,930
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $67,132
Average Household Income $86,336
Per Capita Income $30,602


Total Housing Units 48,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 25,804 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 20,633 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,548 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $329,419
Average Home Value $365,546


Total Households 46,436
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 31,377
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.37% 1.24%
Households 1.04% 1.02%
Families 1.19% 1.14%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

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, 2018 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 # 46 93rd
Diversity Index # 38 94th
Median Household Income # 232 63rd
Per Capita Income # 301 52nd

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