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Welcome to Kent ...

The city of Kent is located on Puget Sound.

Kent is located in King County<1>.

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:

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.

  • Seattle
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Tacoma
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Bellevue
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Renton
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Sammamish
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Lakewood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Burien
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Puyallup
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Issaquah
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • University Place
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)

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>

From that list, the Kent post office opened in 1884.

We also found Kent in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Kent.

The official website for Kent:

The official website for King County:

The official website for State of Washington:

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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