Kent, WA 98042 ZIP Code Profile

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Covington, WA | Kent, WA

ZIP Code 98042: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Kent, WA 98042

Acceptable Alternative
Covington, WA 98042

Not Acceptable, USPS
Lake Sawyer, WA 98042

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: King County
  • Centroid: Latitude 47.376, Longitude -122.099
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone (UTC -8 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 685
  • PO Box Addresses: 634
  • Residential Addresses: 16,628
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,625
    • Single Family Addresses: 15,003

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 98042 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 98042 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
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Kent, WA 98042 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 48,679
Population in Households 48,612
Population in Familes 42,726
Population in Group Qrtrs 67
Population Density2 1,779
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $95,291
Average Household Income $116,864
Per Capita Income $39,671


Total Housing Units 17,265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,732 (79.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,773 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 760 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $378,092
Average Home Value $429,828


Total Households 16,505
Average Household Size 2.95
Family Households 13,035
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 1.32% 1.28%
Households 1.09% 1.09%
Families 1.16% 1.17%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Kent, WA 98042 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98042 to the other 581 ZIP Codes 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 # 20 97th
Population Density # 134 77th
Diversity Index # 165 72nd
Median Household Income # 51 91st
Per Capita Income # 118 80th

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