Kent, WA 98042 ZIP Code Profile

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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: 671
  • PO Box Addresses: 633
  • Residential Addresses: 16,599
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,618
    • Single Family Addresses: 14,981

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Database updated: May 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Kent, WA 98042 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 48,118
Daytime Population: Workers 10,245
Daytime Population: Residents 22,344
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 32,589
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 48,050
Population in Familes 41,908
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 1,784
Diversity Index3 55


Median Household Income $90,523
Average Household Income $111,688
Per Capita Income $38,034


Total Housing Units 16,825 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,627 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,738 (16.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 460 ( 2.7%)
Median Home Value $345,495
Average Home Value $389,062


Total Households 16,365
Average Household Size 2.94
Family Households 12,867
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.35% 1.29%
Households 1.14% 1.15%
Families 1.16% 1.16%
Median Household Income   1.59%
Per Capita Income   2.09%

Kent, WA 98042 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 98042 to the other 585 ZIP Codes in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 133 77th
Diversity Index # 169 71st
Median Household Income # 48 92nd
Per Capita Income # 115 81st

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