Kent, Washington Population 2020

131,730

Kent is a city located in Washington. With a 2020 population of 131,730, it is the 6th largest city in Washington and the 211th largest city in the United States. Kent is currently growing at a rate of 0.81% annually and its population has increased by 42.55% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 92,411 in 2010. Spanning over 34 miles, Kent has a population density of 3,903 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kent is $85,568 with a poverty rate of 13.70%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,286 per month, and the median house value is $316,400. The median age in Kent is 33.8 years, 32.7 years for males, and 35 years for females. For every 100 females there are 100.2 males.

Kent Demographics

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

  • White: 48.32%
  • Asian: 20.03%
  • Black or African American: 12.78%
  • Other race: 9.21%
  • Two or more races: 6.74%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.61%
  • Native American: 1.30%
The current population of Kent, Washington is 131,730, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 129,618.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 92,411.

Kent, Washington Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White61,87248.32%
Asian25,65020.03%
Black or African American16,37212.78%
Some Other Race11,7949.21%
Two or More Races8,6326.74%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2,0671.61%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,6701.30%

Kent Population Pyramid 2020

Kent Median Age

33.8


Total

32.7


Male

35


Female

Kent Adults

There are 96,488 adults, (13,924 of whom are seniors) in Kent.

Kent Age Dependency

55.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kent Sex Ratio

Female

63,974

49.96%

Male

64,083

50.04%

Kent Households and Families

Kent Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Kent Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69%31%
All54.9%45.1%
Male53.4%46.6%
Non Family41.3%58.7%
Female37%63%

54.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All42,8152.9454.9
Married20,7953.6669
Non Family12,7531.3641.3
Female6,4303.4937
Male2,8373.553.4

3.47

Average Family Size

2.94

Average Household Size

6.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Kent Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,5846.69%
9th to 12th Grade6,2997.54%
High School Graduate21,94626.29%
Some College19,78223.69%
Associates Degree9,05510.85%
Bachelors Degree15,20918.22%
Graduate Degree5,6176.73%

Kent Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White41,65339,19212,074
Asian17,90413,8915,013
Hispanic10,4086,2791,106
Black9,0758,2021,865
Other Race5,9183,084321
Multiple Races3,4782,988848
Islander1,3271,24154
Native American848665110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.09%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.99%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,831$42,442$35,371
Less Than High School$26,412$30,389$17,949
High School Grad$33,730$38,533$27,798
Some College$39,980$43,136$36,931
Bachelors Degree$55,059$63,231$44,638
Graduate Degree$66,360$81,080$58,457

$39,831

Average Earnings

$42,442

Average Male

$35,371

Average Female

Kent Language

Kent Language by Age

Kent Language

59.60% of Kent residents speak only English, while 40.40% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 13.77% of the population.

Kent Poverty

Kent Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White55,1695,85610.61%
Hispanic20,4074,47721.94%
Black16,0143,84324.00%
Other11,7282,52821.56%
Asian25,5282,0948.20%
Multiple8,4011,19714.25%
Native1,53330219.70%
Islander2,02924612.12%

13.70%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.61%

Male Poverty Rate

14.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kent

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kent is Black, with 24.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kent is Asian, with 8.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.56%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.24%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School22.42%
High School13.85%
Some College8.60%
Bachelors or Greater4.22%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed34.67%
Male Unemployed27.83%
Female Employed6.35%
Male Employed5.30%

Kent Income

Kent Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$68,880$85,568
Families$75,123$92,270
Married Families$93,757$106,664
Non Families$48,185$62,540

Kent Marital Status

Kent Marital Status

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.7%

Male Marriage Rate

46.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Kent Married by Age and Sex

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

Kent Veterans

6,733

Number of Veterans

6,018

Male Veterans

715

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,298
Second Gulf War1,493
First Gulf War1,294
Korea380
World War II255
Age Group Veterans
55 to 641,708
65 to 741,440
35 to 541,402
75+1,138
18 to 341,045
Name Veterans % of Total
White4,5319.01%
Black8237.44%
Asian6883.35%
Hispanic4943.89%
Hawaiian24115.32%
2 or More2064.53%
Other1301.78%
Indian11411.24%

$Kent Veterans by Education

7.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kent Employment Status

68%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Kent Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

40.75%

Born in Washington

69.79%

Native Born

30.21%

Foreign Born

15.73%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

69.79% of Kent residents were born in the United States, with 40.75% having been born in Washington. 15.73% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020131,7301,0560.81%
2019130,6741,0560.81%
2018129,6182460.19%
2017129,3721,0560.82%
2016128,3169920.78%
2015127,3241,5301.22%
2014125,7941,2721.02%
2013124,5221,3671.11%
2012123,1552,1931.81%
2011120,9621,8991.59%
2010119,06339,5394.12%
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%