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Kent, WA (Washington) Houses and Residents

Kent,WA index of house prices

Total population: 125,560 (Urban population: 79,005, Rural population: 320 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 32,534 (31,138 occupied: 23,143 owner occupied, 17,701 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

43%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,161 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2015: $444,652.

Median contract rent in 2015: $655 (lower quartile is $525, upper quartile is $778)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2015: $771


Median gross rent in Kent, WA in 2015: $724

Housing units in Kent with a mortgage: 10,552 (1,334 second mortgage, 841 home equity loan, 54 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,935

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $97,952

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $71,163

Median monthly housing costs: $1,294


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Kent, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $282,300 (it was $168,100 in 2000)
Kent:

$282,300
Washington:

$284,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $207,900 - $359,400

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $323,252
Here:

$323,252
State:

$372,342

Townhouses or other attached units: $222,363
Here:

$222,363
State:

$328,576

In 2-unit structures: $153,619
Here:

$153,619
State:

$284,354

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $218,406
Here:

$218,406
State:

$289,976

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,272
Here:

$176,272
State:

$305,496

Mobile homes: $62,500
Here:

$62,500
State:

$110,572

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $126,657
Here:

$126,657
State:

$127,350
Median year house/condo built: 1985

Median year apartment built: 1985

Household type by relationship:

Households: 78,639
  • In family households: 63,763 (14,088 male householders, 5,476 female householders)
    14,312 spouses, 24,018 children (22,302 natural, 429 adopted, 1,287 stepchildren), 876 grandchildren, 803 brothers or sisters, 688 parents, 1,348 other relatives, 2,154 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 14,876 (6,035 male householders (4,431 living alone)), 5,454 female householders (4,383 living alone)), 3,387 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 686 (170 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 7,384 2-persons, 4,948 3-persons, 4,031 4-persons, 1,912 5-persons, 839 6-persons, 450 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 8,814 1-person, 2,196 2-persons, 320 3-persons, 79 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 29 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

14,049 married couples with children.
6,155 single-parent households (1,428 men, 4,727 women).

78.2% of residents of Kent speak English at home.
6.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
7.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
6.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 13,426 (16.9%)
(37.1% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.8
State:

3.9

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Kent, Washington:

  • 156no bedroom
  • 7381 bedroom
  • 3,1512 bedrooms
  • 6,6173 bedrooms
  • 3,8574 bedrooms
  • 7035+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent, Washington:

  • 1,204no bedroom
  • 5,3971 bedroom
  • 6,6022 bedrooms
  • 2,3373 bedrooms
  • 3534 bedrooms
  • 235+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Kent in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 285no vehicle
  • 3,9261 vehicle
  • 7,0722 vehicles
  • 2,8193 vehicles
  • 8724 vehicles
  • 2485+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

Cars and other vehicles available in Kent in renter-occupied apartments

  • 2,045no vehicle
  • 7,9291 vehicle
  • 4,6952 vehicles
  • 9353 vehicles
  • 1634 vehicles
  • 1495+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kent population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent, Washington:

  • 1021 room
  • 2962 rooms
  • 7973 rooms
  • 1,7254 rooms
  • 2,4375 rooms
  • 2,6566 rooms
  • 2,9877 rooms
  • 2,0008 rooms
  • 2,2229+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent, Washington:

  • 9251 room
  • 2,4572 rooms
  • 3,2843 rooms
  • 4,5004 rooms
  • 2,9275 rooms
  • 1,1316 rooms
  • 3957 rooms
  • 1898 rooms
  • 1089+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

Year house built

Median 2015 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Kent, WA household income distribution

  • Kent, WA household income distribution
  • 2,300Less than $10,000
  • 1,404$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,730$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,830$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,966$25,000 to $29,999
  • 2,132$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,983$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,723$40,000 to $44,999
  • 1,889$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,426$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,004$60,000 to $74,999
  • 3,415$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,616$100,000 to $124,999
  • 795$125,000 to $149,999
  • 560$150,000 to $199,999
  • 280$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Kent, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2015 in Kent, WA
  • 263Less than $10,000
  • 404$10,000 to $14,999
  • 280$15,000 to $19,999
  • 109$20,000 to $24,999
  • 545$25,000 to $29,999
  • 265$30,000 to $34,999
  • 70$35,000 to $39,999
  • 298$40,000 to $49,999
  • 31$60,000 to $69,999
  • 118$70,000 to $79,999
  • 108$80,000 to $89,999
  • 143$90,000 to $99,999
  • 331$100,000 to $124,999
  • 610$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,006$150,000 to $174,999
  • 689$175,000 to $199,999
  • 3,276$200,000 to $249,999
  • 4,687$250,000 to $299,999
  • 6,947$300,000 to $399,999
  • 2,128$400,000 to $499,999
  • 764$500,000 to $749,999
  • 31$750,000 to $999,999
  • 40$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Kent, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2015 in Kent, WA
  • 140Less than $100
  • 118$100 to $149
  • 71$150 to $199
  • 205$200 to $249
  • 60$250 to $299
  • 214$300 to $349
  • 37$350 to $399
  • 178$400 to $449
  • 47$450 to $499
  • 222$500 to $549
  • 116$550 to $599
  • 168$600 to $649
  • 421$650 to $699
  • 579$700 to $749
  • 498$750 to $799
  • 2,589$800 to $899
  • 2,617$900 to $999
  • 4,805$1,000 to $1,249
  • 1,977$1,250 to $1,499
  • 1,948$1,500 to $1,999
  • 430$2,000 to $2,499
  • 261No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 4,7291995 to March 2000
  • 3,4871990 to 1994
  • 1,8821985 to 1989
  • 1,1121980 to 1984
  • 8531975 to 1979
  • 4341970 to 1974
  • 3371965 to 1969
  • 592Before 1965
Note: State values scaled to Kent population
Kent commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 709
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,192
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 4,512
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,308
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 6,111
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,364
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 6,399
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 1,160
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 1,801
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 4,068
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 2,810
  • 90 or more minutes: 909
Kent, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 93.7%
Number of people working at home: 1,286 (3.2% of all workers)

Kent mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 29,113 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 5,883 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,206 (6%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 21 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 15 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 41 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 92 (0%)
  • Walked: 763 (2%)
  • Other means: 200 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,286 (3%)

First ancestries reported:

 Other groups: 22,515
 German: 8,713
 English: 4,543
 Irish: 3,935
 United States or American: 3,282
 Norwegian: 3,204
 Italian: 1,935
 Ukrainian: 1,405
 Swedish: 1,374
 European: 1,152
 French (except Basque): 1,084
 Scottish: 1,032
 Subsaharan African:: 949
 Russian: 853
 Scotch-Irish: 817
 Dutch: 786
 Polish: 642
 French Canadian: 456
 Somalian: 444
 Danish: 427
 Scandinavian: 425
 African: 410
 British: 390
 Canadian: 326
 Finnish: 324
 Swiss: 319
 Romanian: 307
 Arab:: 301
 Welsh: 206
 Austrian: 179
 Greek: 142
 Northern European: 139
 Czech: 138
 Portuguese: 118
 Hungarian: 116
 Yugoslavian: 111
 Croatian: 105
 Czechoslovakian: 101
 Slovak: 93
 Belgian: 82
 Arab/Arabic: 80
 Iraqi: 77
 Nigerian: 73
 Bulgarian: 72
 West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups):: 71
 Other Arab: 69
 Lithuanian: 54
 Celtic: 53
 Jamaican: 48
 Slavic: 47
 Egyptian: 43
 Estonian: 37
 Icelander: 37
 Armenian: 36
 Israeli: 32
 Lebanese: 23
 German Russian: 23
 Eastern European: 23
 West Indian: 23
 Slovene: 20
 Afghan: 20
 Macedonian: 19
 Basque: 19
 Palestinian: 9
 Turkish: 9
 Cape Verdean: 8
 Pennsylvania German: 8
 Luxemburger: 8
 Sudanese: 8
 Latvian: 7
 Ethiopian: 6
 Maltese: 6

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 19%Mexico
  • 10%Ukraine
  • 9%Vietnam
  • 8%Philippines
  • 7%India
  • 5%Korea
  • 4%Other Eastern Africa

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 35,610
  • Northeast: 2,319
  • Midwest: 8,036
  • South: 4,968
  • West: 14,252

39% of Kent residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Washington.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 280
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 131
  • 5th and 6th grade: 416
  • 7th and 8th grade: 434
  • 9th grade: 321
  • 10th grade: 469
  • 11th grade: 562
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 692
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,447
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,711
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,363
  • Associate degree: 2,229
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,459
  • Master's degree: 1,328
  • Professional school degree: 298
  • Doctorate degree: 108

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 285
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 159
  • 5th and 6th grade: 289
  • 7th and 8th grade: 400
  • 9th grade: 293
  • 10th grade: 514
  • 11th grade: 526
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 832
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 6,560
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,659
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 4,724
  • Associate degree: 2,189
  • Bachelor's degree: 4,272
  • Master's degree: 1,051
  • Professional school degree: 211
  • Doctorate degree: 94

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers

  • Unemployment by race in 2000
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 4.6%Males
  • 5.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 13.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 3.8%Males
  • 6.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 3.9%Males
  • 4.2%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 14.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 7.0%Males
  • 13.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 6.7%Males
  • 12.8%Females
Kent marital status for males
Kent marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 13,288
  • One, attached: 1,921
  • Two: 389
  • 3 or 4: 1,672
  • 5 to 9: 3,713
  • 10 to 19: 5,161
  • 20 to 49: 1,708
  • 50 or more: 3,223
  • Mobile homes: 1,369
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 90

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,100

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 11 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Kent:

Houses and condos Apartments

Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos:

  • 63.9%Utility gas
  • 30.1%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood

Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments:

  • 88.8%Electricity
  • 9.5%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 730
Here:

7.7%
Washington:

9.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 186
Here:

4.4%
Washington:

7.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 401
Here:

11.6%
Washington:

15.7%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)