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

Houses: 46,256 (44,532 occupied: 23,499 owner occupied, 21,033 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

47%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,650 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016: $574,074.

Median contract rent in 2016: $655 (lower quartile is $525, upper quartile is $778)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $434


Median gross rent in Kent, WA in 2016: $724

Housing units in Kent with a mortgage: 16,863 (727 second mortgage, 1,400 home equity loan, 42 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,636

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $101,951

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $61,352

Median monthly housing costs: $1,286


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Kent, Washington Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $320,000 (it was $168,100 in 2000)
Kent:

$320,000
Washington:

$306,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $245,600 - $386,300

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $354,112
Here:

$354,112
State:

$404,096

Townhouses or other attached units: $304,547
Here:

$304,547
State:

$385,704

In 2-unit structures: $186,477
Here:

$186,477
State:

$303,123

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $238,149
Here:

$238,149
State:

$347,873

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $207,221
Here:

$207,221
State:

$370,648

Mobile homes: $75,373
Here:

$75,373
State:

$116,190

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $294,362
Here:

$294,362
State:

$133,868
Median year house/condo built: 1985

Median year apartment built: 1983

Household type by relationship:

Households: 127,506
  • In family households: 107,321 (16,878 male householders, 13,594 female householders)
    20,702 spouses, 38,797 children (37,600 natural, 235 adopted, 962 stepchildren), 1,946 grandchildren, 3,169 brothers or sisters, 4,832 parents, 2,411 other relatives, 4,992 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 18,174 (7,108 male householders (5,007 living alone)), 6,952 female householders (5,800 living alone)), 4,114 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,011

Size of family households: 10,372 2-persons, 8,182 3-persons, 5,440 4-persons, 2,683 5-persons, 2,353 6-persons, 1,442 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 10,807 1-person, 2,741 2-persons, 397 3-persons, 115 4-persons.

19,164 married couples with children.
8,910 single-parent households (2,115 men, 6,795 women).

59.8% of residents of Kent speak English at home.
12.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
7.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
15.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (42% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
4.1% of residents speak other language at home (62% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

Foreign born population: 39,929 (31.3%)
(45.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.6
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 80no bedroom
  • 4811 bedroom
  • 3,5722 bedrooms
  • 11,0823 bedrooms
  • 6,9124 bedrooms
  • 1,3725+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent, Washington:

  • 1,229no bedroom
  • 5,3051 bedroom
  • 9,0272 bedrooms
  • 4,2503 bedrooms
  • 7404 bedrooms
  • 4825+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 515no vehicle
  • 4,4211 vehicle
  • 10,7542 vehicles
  • 5,2543 vehicles
  • 1,6434 vehicles
  • 9125+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

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

  • 3,353no vehicle
  • 8,5301 vehicle
  • 7,1342 vehicles
  • 1,6743 vehicles
  • 3424 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Kent population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Kent, Washington:

  • 801 room
  • 502 rooms
  • 3723 rooms
  • 2,7154 rooms
  • 3,6475 rooms
  • 4,6756 rooms
  • 4,0217 rooms
  • 4,2958 rooms
  • 3,6449+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kent, Washington:

  • 1,0751 room
  • 1,3362 rooms
  • 4,0213 rooms
  • 7,2574 rooms
  • 3,6225 rooms
  • 1,3606 rooms
  • 9637 rooms
  • 9538 rooms
  • 4469+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Kent population

Year house built

Median 2016 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
  • 2,145Less than $10,000
  • 1,880$10,000 to $14,999
  • 1,899$15,000 to $19,999
  • 1,162$20,000 to $24,999
  • 1,934$25,000 to $29,999
  • 1,752$30,000 to $34,999
  • 1,835$35,000 to $39,999
  • 1,964$40,000 to $44,999
  • 2,019$45,000 to $49,999
  • 3,833$50,000 to $59,999
  • 4,938$60,000 to $74,999
  • 5,502$75,000 to $99,999
  • 5,167$100,000 to $124,999
  • 2,586$125,000 to $149,999
  • 3,770$150,000 to $199,999
  • 2,146$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Kent, WA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Kent, WA
  • 157Less than $10,000
  • 209$10,000 to $14,999
  • 254$15,000 to $19,999
  • 83$20,000 to $24,999
  • 225$25,000 to $29,999
  • 154$30,000 to $34,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 51$40,000 to $49,999
  • 171$50,000 to $59,999
  • 27$60,000 to $69,999
  • 85$70,000 to $79,999
  • 90$80,000 to $89,999
  • 65$90,000 to $99,999
  • 436$100,000 to $124,999
  • 283$125,000 to $149,999
  • 631$150,000 to $174,999
  • 910$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,607$200,000 to $249,999
  • 3,212$250,000 to $299,999
  • 5,766$300,000 to $399,999
  • 1,684$400,000 to $499,999
  • 1,091$500,000 to $749,999
  • 96$750,000 to $999,999
  • 28$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • 41$1,500,000 to $1,999,999
  • 65$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Kent, WA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Kent, WA
  • 120Less than $100
  • 142$100 to $149
  • 158$150 to $199
  • 158$200 to $249
  • 115$250 to $299
  • 170$300 to $349
  • 49$350 to $399
  • 275$400 to $449
  • 111$450 to $499
  • 224$500 to $549
  • 211$550 to $599
  • 277$600 to $649
  • 572$650 to $699
  • 717$700 to $749
  • 743$750 to $799
  • 1,945$800 to $899
  • 2,202$900 to $999
  • 4,036$1,000 to $1,249
  • 2,233$1,250 to $1,499
  • 2,274$1,500 to $1,999
  • 436$2,000 to $2,499
  • 77$2,500 to $2,999
  • 50$3,500 or more
  • 291No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 9,7902010 or later
  • 11,8192000 to 2009
  • 9,8541990 to 1999
  • 2,9941980 to 1989
  • 1,2871970 to 1979
  • 929Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Kent population
Kent commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 394
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 2,332
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 5,426
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 8,307
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 7,272
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 2,841
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 8,999
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 2,029
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 3,782
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 9,167
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 7,473
  • 90 or more minutes: 1,884
Kent, WA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 94.9%
Number of people working at home: 3,226 (5.1% of all workers)

Kent mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 59,350 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 7,282 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,625 (2%)
  • Railroad: 224 (0%)
  • Taxi: 736 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 365 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,485 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 3,226 (4%)

First ancestries reported:

 Ukrainian: 3,704
 German: 2,668
 American: 2,468
 Somali: 2,259
 European: 2,099
 Iraqi: 1,998
 English: 1,959
 Norwegian: 1,402
 Irish: 1,350
 Italian: 1,145
 Turkish: 1,091
 Ethiopian: 1,089
 Russian: 955
 African: 832
 Afghan: 600
 Northern European: 598
 Scottish: 439
 Swedish: 405
 British: 396
 Dutch: 320
 Polish: 266
 Ugandan: 186
 Scotch-Irish: 182
 Liberian: 177
 Iranian: 165
 Croatian: 153
 Danish: 153
 Canadian: 153
 Scandinavian: 147
 Romanian: 142
 Egyptian: 136
 French (except Basque): 105
 Welsh: 95
 Hungarian: 93
 Kenyan: 89
 Jordanian: 82
 German Russian: 82
 Finnish: 81
 Austrian: 71
 French Canadian: 60
 Greek: 57
 Swiss: 56
 Lithuanian: 39
 Slovak: 38
 Jamaican: 36
 Nigerian: 33
 Arab: 32
 Eastern European: 31
 Portuguese: 31
 Syrian: 30
 Yugoslavian: 26
 Czech: 26
 Belgian: 24
 Bulgarian: 22
 Latvian: 21
 Australian: 20
 Cajun: 19
 Icelander: 18
 Czechoslovakian: 18
 South African: 18
 Luxemburger: 15
 Moroccan: 15
 Slavic: 14
 Armenian: 14
 Lebanese: 12
 Celtic: 11
 Pennsylvania German: 10
 Brazilian: 10
 Haitian: 10
 Ghanaian: 4

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

  • 20%Mexico
  • 9%Philippines
  • 9%India
  • 8%Vietnam
  • 8%Ukraine
  • 5%China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
  • 5%Iraq

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

  • This state: 50,324
  • Other state: 34,448
  • Northeast: 3,678
  • Midwest: 8,325
  • South: 6,714
  • West: 15,731

83% of Kent residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Washington.

Kent:

83.2%
State average:

82.3%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 777
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 205
  • 5th and 6th grade: 945
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,509
  • 9th grade: 1,342
  • 10th grade: 1,001
  • 11th grade: 537
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,348
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 11,670
  • Less than 1 year of college: 2,204
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,145
  • Associate degree: 3,329
  • Bachelor's degree: 8,069
  • Master's degree: 2,718
  • Professional school degree: 300
  • Doctorate degree: 95

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 1,660
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 881
  • 5th and 6th grade: 1,228
  • 7th and 8th grade: 1,034
  • 9th grade: 431
  • 10th grade: 644
  • 11th grade: 959
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 1,549
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 7,858
  • Less than 1 year of college: 3,617
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 6,915
  • Associate degree: 4,654
  • Bachelor's degree: 7,627
  • Master's degree: 2,255
  • Professional school degree: 341
  • Doctorate degree: 578

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 5.0%Males
  • 5.3%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 11.6%Males
  • 7.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 10.4%Males
  • 6.7%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 8.1%Males
  • 3.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 4.2%Males
  • 2.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.4%Males
  • 12.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.9%Males
  • 5.4%Females
Kent marital status for males
Kent marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 22,794
  • One, attached: 2,388
  • Two: 407
  • 3 or 4: 2,468
  • 5 to 9: 4,262
  • 10 to 19: 6,714
  • 20 to 49: 1,896
  • 50 or more: 3,719
  • Mobile homes: 1,608

Median worth of mobile homes: $26,900

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2016: 0.1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago

Renter moved in on average 2 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Kent:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kent
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.0%)
  • Electricity (34.6%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.1%)
  • No fuel used (0.2%)
  • Electricity (83.9%)
  • Utility gas (14.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)
  • Wood (0.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 579
Here:

4.9%
Washington:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 294
Here:

3.8%
Washington:

7.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,032
Here:

14.4%
Washington:

16.4%

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)