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Welcome to Kent ...
The city of Kent is located on Puget Sound.
The community of Kent was established in 1890.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Kent has a population of 130,419 people<2> (see below for details).
Kent is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Kent lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Kent is within the (253) area code.
The ZIP codes for Kent: 98030-98032, 98035, 98042, 98064, 98089<4>
Websites for Kent ...
Official Website: www.ci.kent.wa.us/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Kent had an population of 130,419 people. This is an increase of 41.13% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 64% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Kent had a population of 92,411 people. This makes Kent the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Kent represents 1.37% of the total population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 92,411 people, the population of Kent increased 16.21% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 79,524 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Kent.
Communities Also Named Kent ...
Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 47 communities that are also named Kent - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Missouri (3), Nebraska (2), Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas (3), Virginia (2), West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kent.
Communities near Kent ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kent.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kent.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kent. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kent.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kent. Our list includes 30 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kent.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kent ...
Looking for more information about Kent? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Kent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kent.
Adding Kent to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Kent in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Kent was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>
We also found Kent in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details, see References and Mentions for Kent.
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Kent: www.ci.kent.wa.us/
The official website for King County: www.metrokc.gov/
The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/
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This page was last modified/updated: 02 Oct 2023