Kent, Washington Population 2021

133,489
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Kent is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 133,489, it is the 6th largest city in Washington and the 208th largest city in the United States. Kent is currently growing at a rate of 0.44% annually and its population has increased by 44.45% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 92,411 in 2010. Kent reached it's highest population of 133,489 in 2021. Spanning over 34 miles, Kent has a population density of 3,955 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kent is $91,864 with a poverty rate of 13.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,385 per month, and the median house value is $346,400. The median age in Kent is 34.2 years, 33.1 years for males, and 35.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.4 males.

Kent Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kent was:

  • White: 46.88%
  • Asian: 20.62%
  • Black or African American: 12.37%
  • Other race: 9.91%
  • Two or more races: 7.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 2.10%
  • Native American: 0.67%
The current population of Kent, Washington is 133,489, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 131,734.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 92,411.

Kent, Washington Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,47146.88%
Asian27,03920.62%
Black or African American16,22512.37%
Some Other Race12,9969.91%
Two or More Races9,7567.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,7552.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native8760.67%
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Kent Population by Race

Kent Population Pyramid 2021

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Kent Median Age

34.2


Total

33.1


Male

35.4


Female

Kent Adults

There are 99,331 adults, (14,558 of whom are seniors) in Kent.

Kent Age Dependency

54.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent Sex Ratio

Female

65,747

50.14%

Male

65,371

49.86%

Kent Population by Age

Kent Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kent Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married68.9%31.1%
Male55.2%44.8%
All55.1%44.9%
Non Family41.7%58.3%
Female37.3%62.7%

55.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kent Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All44,0302.9355.1
Married21,3383.6468.9
Non Family13,1951.3941.7
Female6,6693.4937.3
Male2,8283.4455.2

3.44

Average Family Size

2.93

Average Household Size

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Kent Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6,1057.09%
9th to 12th Grade6,1827.18%
High School Graduate22,69726.35%
Some College19,72622.90%
Associates Degree9,30210.80%
Bachelors Degree16,13618.73%
Graduate Degree5,9876.95%
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Kent Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kent Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White42,13139,86212,749
Asian19,02614,5575,613
Hispanic10,5886,3991,126
Black8,9338,0561,732
Other Race6,4973,450450
Multiple Races4,0703,531872
Islander1,8791,76693
Native American54342581

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.26%.

Kent Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,829$45,442$38,985
Less Than High School$27,773$31,588$19,878
High School Grad$35,770$40,651$30,722
Some College$42,309$46,409$40,399
Bachelors Degree$57,152$62,319$50,910
Graduate Degree$69,164$81,638$65,318

$41,829

Average Earnings

$45,442

Average Male

$38,985

Average Female

Kent Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kent Language by Age

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Kent Language

58.09% of Kent residents speak only English, while 41.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 14.78% of the population.

Kent Language

Kent Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,1865,56110.08%
Black15,8744,53128.54%
Hispanic20,6403,70117.93%
Asian26,9142,4359.05%
Other12,8842,29217.79%
Multiple9,4941,32713.98%
Islander2,7061876.91%
Native7738310.74%

13.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.27%

Male Poverty Rate

14.50%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent is Black, with 28.54% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent is Islander, with 6.91% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.84%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.49%.

Kent Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.29%
High School12.75%
Some College8.81%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%

Kent Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.23%
Male Unemployed29.72%
Female Employed6.78%
Male Employed4.96%

Kent Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kent Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$72,062$91,864
Families$79,979$97,928
Married Families$98,054$113,860
Non Families$51,229$69,171
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Income by Household Type

Kent Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

45.8%

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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6,515

Number of Veterans

5,919

Male Veterans

596

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,156
Second Gulf War1,418
First Gulf War1,341
Korea383
World War II140

Kent Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 641,739
35 to 541,494
65 to 741,367
75+1,073
18 to 34842

Kent Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5008.92%
Black7506.80%
Asian5932.71%
Hispanic4403.40%
Hawaiian27612.96%
2 or More2214.38%
Other1121.40%
Indian639.60%

Kent Veterans by Race

Kent Veterans by Education

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7.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent Veterans by Education

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68.3%

Labor Force Participation

64.4%

Employment Rate

5.5%

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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40.36%

Born in Washington

68.23%

Native Born

31.77%

Foreign Born

16.85%

Non Citizen

14.91%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

68.23% of Kent residents were born in the United States, with 40.36% having been born in Washington. 16.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Kent Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021133,4895850.44%
2020132,9045850.44%
2019132,3195850.44%
2018131,734370.03%
2017131,6971,1890.91%
2016130,5081,2670.98%
2015129,2411,5141.19%
2014127,7271,6091.28%
2013126,1181,3791.11%
2012124,7392,5742.11%
2011122,1653,0982.60%
2010119,06739,5434.12%
200079,52441,5647.68%
199037,96014,9995.16%
198022,9616,3653.30%
197016,5967,5796.29%
19609,0175,73910.65%
19503,2786922.40%
19402,5860.00%

Kent Population by Year