Kent, Washington Population 2022

145,424
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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.

Kent Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kentwas:

  • White: 45.09%
  • Asian: 21.70%
  • Black or African American: 12.17%
  • Other race: 9.94%
  • Two or more races: 8.41%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.16%
  • Native American: 0.52%
The current population of Kent, Washington is 145,424 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 136,588.

Kent, Washington Population 2022

Population by Race

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Kent Population by Race

Kent Population Pyramid 2022

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Kent Median Age

34.6


Total

32.9


Male

36.3


Female

Kent Adults

There are 97,946 adults, (14,099 of whom are seniors) in Kent.

Kent Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

16.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent Sex Ratio

Female

63,939

49.17%

Male

66,099

50.83%

Kent Population by Age

Kent Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kent Household Types

55.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent Households and Families

3.41

Average Family Size

2.87

Average Household Size

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Kent Households by Type

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Kent Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kent Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Kent Educational Attainment by Race

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$42,662

Average Earnings

$46,537

Average Male

$40,320

Average Female

Kent Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent Language by Age

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Kent Language

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.

Kent Language

Kent Poverty by Race

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11.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.11%

Male Poverty Rate

12.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent

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%.

Kent Poverty

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Kent Poverty Rate by Education

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Kent Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kent Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Kent Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent Married by Age and Sex

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Kent Marriage

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.

Kent Marital Status by Race

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Kent Marital Status

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5,925

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Kent Veterans by War

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Kent Veterans by Age

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Kent Veterans by Race

Kent Veterans by Education

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4.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.67%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent Veterans by Education

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68.9%

Labor Force Participation

64.1%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kent Employment by Age

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Kent Employment by Race

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Kent Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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40.73%

Born in Kent

67.88%

Native Born

32.12%

Foreign Born

17.52%

Non Citizen

14.60%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Kent Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Kent Population by Year