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Welcome to Kent ...
The city of Kent is located on Puget Sound.
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Kent has a population of 132,319 people<2> (see below for details).
The community of Kent was established in 1890.
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
The area code for Kent: (253)
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 132,319 people. This is an increase of 43.19% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 66.39% 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 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.
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.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Kent was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Kent on a map titled Auto Trails Map of Washington (1925).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kent on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Kent ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have 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.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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: 14 Jun 2021