Kent, WA

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2022 Population
135,169
0.207% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
34.7
0.287% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.5%
7.19% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$86,966
9.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$478,400
15.5% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kent, WA had a population of 135k people with a median age of 34.7 and a median household income of $86,966. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kent, WA grew from 134,890 to 135,169, a 0.207% increase and its median household income grew from $79,781 to $86,966, a 9.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kent, WA are White (Non-Hispanic) (38.3%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (22.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.6%), Other (Hispanic) (9.69%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.88%).

None of the households in Kent, WA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

83.1% of the residents in Kent, WA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Kent, WA was $478,400, and the homeownership rate was 55.8%.

Most people in Kent, WA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent, WA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kent, WA is home to a population of 135k people, from which 83.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 31.5% of Kent, WA residents were born outside of the country (42.6k people).

In 2022, there were 1.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.8k people) in Kent, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

83.1%
2022 Citizenship
82.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 83.1% of Kent, WA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kent, WA was 82.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kent, WA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    51.8k ± 2.02k
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    30.2k ± 1.74k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17k ± 1.78k
16.3%
Hispanic Population
22k people

In 2022, there were 1.72 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (51.8k people) in Kent, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 30.2k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 17k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.3% of the people in Kent, WA are hispanic (22k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kent, WA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

31.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
42.6k people
32.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
43.4k people

As of 2022, 31.5% of Kent, WA residents (42.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kent, WA was 32.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,712 ± 366
  2. Vietnam
    1,348 ± 224
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    929 ± 318

Kent, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kent, WA employs 67.5k people. The largest industries in Kent, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,534 people), Retail Trade (8,584 people), and Manufacturing (7,661 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,266), Information ($78,942), and Utilities ($78,542).

Occupations

67.5k
2022 Value
± 2,207
−0.117%
1 Year decline
± 4.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent, WA declined at a rate of −0.117%, from 67.6k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kent, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,471 people), Management Occupations (6,679 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,860 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kent, WA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

67.5k
2022 Value
± 2,207
−0.117%
1 Year decline
± 4.67%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kent, WA declined at a rate of −0.117%, from 67.6k employees to 67.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kent, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,534 people), Retail Trade (8,584 people), and Manufacturing (7,661 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kent, WA, though some of these residents may live in Kent, WA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$54,321
Median earning men ± $2,634
$44,701
Median earning women ± $2,612

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($84,896), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,021), and Public Administration ($78,559).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($75,180), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,628), and Construction ($55,096).

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Civics

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Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.975% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.954% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.41M), Some college (1.4M), and Bachelors Degree (1.33M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kent, WA was $478,400 in 2022, which is 1.7 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $414,200 to $478,400, a 15.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Kent, WA is 55.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kent, WA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kent, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kent, WA is $86,966. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kent, WA was Census Tract 293.07 with a value of $133,672, followed by Census Tract 294.06 and Census Tract 294.05, with respective values of $123,728 and $120,795.

Property

$478,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,852
$25,514
Median Property Taxes
±$1,121

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kent, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kent, WA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.8%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.8% of the housing units in Kent, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 293.07
  2. Census Tract 294.06
  3. Census Tract 294.05

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kent, WA was Census Tract 293.07 with a value of $133,672, followed by Census Tract 294.06 and Census Tract 294.05, with respective values of $123,728 and $120,795.

The following map shows all of the places in Kent, WA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$86,966
Median Household Income
± $4,405
45.7k
Number of Households
± 1,778

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.7k households in Kent, WA grew to $86,966 from the previous year's value of $79,781.

The following chart displays the households in Kent, WA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kent, WA is from Kent, WA.
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This chart shows the number of workers in Kent, WA across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69%)
  2. Carpooled (12.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.1%)

In 2022, 69% of workers in Kent, WA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.6%) and those who worked at home (10.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kent, WA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.06% of the workforce in Kent, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kent, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kent, WA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kent, WA (14k out of 134k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kent, WA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.2% of the population of Kent, WA has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 27.2% on Medicaid, 7.55% on Medicare, 8.97% on non-group plans, and 0.515% on military or VA plans.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.3% under 18 years, 24.4% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 10.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.82%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
27.2%
Medicaid
7.55%
Medicare
8.97%
Non-Group
0.515%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kent, WA declined by 0.102% from 8.83% to 8.82%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kent, WA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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