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Welcome to Kent ...

The city of Kent is located on Puget Sound.

Kent is located in King County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Kent has a population of 130,419 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

Kent is located in 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 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 (with 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 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.

  • Seattle [King County]
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    • Seattle [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 769,714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seattle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seattle<6>
  • Tacoma [Pierce County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tacoma
    • Tacoma [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,945 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tacoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tacoma<6>
  • Bellevue [King County]
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    • Bellevue [King County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 148,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellevue
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellevue<6>
  • Renton [King County]
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    • Renton [King County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Kent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sammamish [King County]
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      • Sammamish [King County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sammamish
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sammamish<6>
    • Lakewood [Pierce County]
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      • Lakewood [Pierce County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,976 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<6>
    • Burien [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burien
      • Burien [King County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 51,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burien<6>
    • Puyallup [Pierce County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puyallup
      • Puyallup [Pierce County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,569 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puyallup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Puyallup<6>
    • Issaquah [King County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquah
      • Issaquah [King County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Kent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,681 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Issaquah<6>
    • University Place [Pierce County]

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.

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Kent on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About King County

About Washington

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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including King, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kent.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Kent includes: 98030, 98031, 98035, 98042, 98064 & 98089.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kent) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KentOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.3833, Longitude: -122.2310    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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