Kent is a city located in King County Washington. With a 2020 population of 145,424, it is the 6th largest city in Washington and the 196th largest city in the United States. Kent is currently growing at a rate of 3.13% annually and its population has increased by 6.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 136,588 in 2020. Spanning over 34 miles, Kent has a population density of 4,309 people per square mile.
The average household income in Kent is $91,864 with a poverty rate of 11.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kent is 34.2 years, 33.1 years for males, and 35.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kentwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.12%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 31.77%.
58.15% of Kent residents speak only English, while 41.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 14.34% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent is Hispanic, with 17.25% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.07%.
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The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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67.88% of Kent residents were born in the United States, with 40.73% having been born in Washington. 17.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.