Kent, Washington

Kent: The fourth most populous city in King County, Washington. It is located on the Green River in southeastern King County. Kent is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Kent Station and the Kent Museum & Cultural Center.

About

Kent is a city located in the county of King in the U.S. state of Washington. Its population at the 2010 census was 92,411. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 130,676 inhabitants.

The city was created 133 years ago in 1890.

Kent is a city located in King County, Washington, about 20 miles south of Seattle. With a population of over 130,000, Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington state.

History

The Kent area was first settled in the 1860s by pioneers attracted to the rich farmland near the Green River. Hops production and coal mining played an early role in the local economy.

Kent was officially incorporated in 1890 with the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Early industry focused on lumber, brickmaking, and food processing.

Rapid suburban growth took place after World War II as population shifted out of Seattle. Aerospace manufacturing facilities opened in Kent bringing jobs and economic development.

Economy

Kent has a diverse economy today focused on warehousing, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and services. Major employers include Boeing, REI, Sysco, Oberto Sausage Company, and the Highline School District.

The city has large warehouse and distribution centers for companies like Amazon, FedEx Ground, and IKEA attracted by Kent's location and transportation infrastructure.

Attractions

Popular attractions include the Kent Cornucopia Days Festival, the ShoWare Center concert and sports venue, the Kent Station shopping center, the West Fenwick Park trail system, and Lake Meridian Park.

The Kent Valley Ice Centre is a popular ice skating rink. The Pacific National Soccer Tournament held in Kent draws over 10,000 players each year.

With its business-friendly environment, excellent schools, parks, and regional location, Kent offers an outstanding quality of life and opportunities for residents and businesses seeking convenient access to the Seattle metro area.

Kent locator map
Location of Kent on Washington map.

Quick Facts about Kent

Population : 130,676 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Washington (United States)
County : King County
Postal code : 98089, 98064, 98042, 98031, 98032, 98035, 98030
Phone Area Codes : 253
Altitude : 141 feet / 43, 13 meters
Establishment : May 05, 1890 (133 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−08:00, Pacific Time Zone
Local time : 06:51:01 (3rd March 2024)
Population growth : 29.28% (2010-2020)
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Kentstation
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Geography

Kent is located at 47°22'51"N 122°14'5"W (47.3809300, -122.2348400).

Kent map

Demographics

The population of Kent increased by 29.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2007 1,647,100 - census
2010 92,411 -1682.36% census
2011 122,165 24.36% estimation process
2012 124,739 2.06% estimation process
2013 126,118 1.09% estimation process
2014 127,727 1.26% estimation process
2015 129,241 1.17% estimation process
2016 130,508 0.97% estimation process
2017 131,697 0.9% estimation process
2018 131,734 0.03% estimation process
2019 132,319 0.44% estimation process
2020 130,676 -1.26% estimation process

Kent zip code is 98030. County name: King, County fips: 53033

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Where to Stay in Kent

1 Ramada by Wyndham Kent Seattle Area

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Other Places in Kent

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People born in Kent (29)

People born in Kent, including scientist and associate professor of biology PZ Myers, male actor, active 21st century Jackson Douglas, basketball player Rodney Stuckey, .

List

  • Jacob Novak (American professional wrestler) he was born in 07/11/1982
  • Courtney Vandersloot (American basketball player) she was born in 08/02/1989
  • Cam Weaver (American soccer player) he was born in 10/06/1983
  • Alameda Ta'amu (American football defensive lineman) he was born in 23/08/1990
  • Jason Ellis (American basketball player) he was born in 15/12/1982
  • Billy Crook (American soccer player-coach) he was born in 03/04/1964
  • Brian Tyms (American football player) he was born in 21/02/1989
  • Jeff Dye (American stand-up comedian) he was born in 04/02/1983
  • Kenny Mayne (sports journalist) he was born in 01/09/1959
  • Mike Roberg (American football player) he was born in 18/09/1977
  • Rebecca Corry (American comedian) she was born in 23/03/1971
  • Ron Slinker (American professional wrestler) he was born in 30/10/1945
  • Shannon Higgins-Cirovski (association football player) she was born in 20/02/1968
  • Michael Kagan (actor) he was born in 16/08/1937
  • John Bronson (Player of American Football) he was born in 08/07/1982
  • Kai Ellis (Player of American and Canadian football) he was born in 07/08/1980
  • Tess Henley (American musician) she was born in 31/10/1987
  • Billy Jones (College baseball coach)

Schools in Kent

College & universities near Kent, WA

Code Name City ZIP
235431 Highline College Des Moines (WA) 98198-9800
479053 Cortiva Institute-Seattle Federal Way (WA) 98003-5475
407708 Gene Juarez Academy Federal Way (WA) 98003
235343 Green River College Auburn (WA) 98092-3622
432223 University of Phoenix-Washington Tukwila (WA) 98188-8553

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Kent, WA

Code Name Address Type
TUK Tukwila station 7301 South 158th St. RAIL
TAC Tacoma Dome Station 1001 Puyallup Avenue RAIL
SEA King Street Station 303 South Jackson Street RAIL
SVF Seattle (Ferry - Pier 69), Washington 2701 Alaskan Way OTHER
EDM Edmonds station 211 Railroad Ave. RAIL

Other places with the same name (7)

  • Kent , Ohio city in Portage County, Ohio, United States of America with a population of 29,319 people.
  • Kent , New York town in Putnam County, New York, United States with a population of 13,142 people.
  • Kent , Connecticut town in Connecticut with a population of 2,766 people.
  • Kent , Indiana township in Warren County, Indiana with a population of 1,650 people.
  • Kent , Illinois human settlement in Illinois, United States of America with a population of 787 people.
  • Kent , Minnesota city in Wilkin County, Minnesota, United States of America with a population of 72 people.

Other cities in King County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in King County , WA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Seattle 769,714 The eighteenth most populous city in the United States and the center of the Seattle metropolitan area.
Bellevue 148,073 The most populous city in Washington.
Renton 101,494 The second most populous city in King County, Washington.
Federal Way 96,307 A city in King County, Washington.
Kirkland 95,431 A city in King County, Washington.
Auburn 81,024 The second most populous city in Pierce County, Washington.
Redmond 72,507 The second most populous city in King County, Washington.
Sammamish 65,960 Town
Shoreline 58,197 Town in Washington
Burien 51,268 Town in Washington, United States
Bothell 47,524 A city in King County, Washington.
Issaquah 39,681 A city in King County, Washington.
West Lake Sammamish 33,929 Census designated place
Des Moines 32,389 City in Washington
SeaTac 28,904 Airport in SeaTac, Washington, USA
Maple Valley 27,544 City in King County, Washington, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Kent distances to largest Washington cities