Kent, WA Demographics


Population (year 2000): 79,524. Estimated population in July 2005: 81,800 (+2.9% change)
Males: 39,440 (49.6%), Females: 40,084 (50.4%)

King County

Zip codes: 98031, 98032, 98042.

Median resident age: 31.8 years
Median household income: $46,046 (year 2000)
Median house value: $178,000 (year 2000)

Races in Kent:

  • White Non-Hispanic (67.9%)
  • Black (8.2%)
  • Hispanic (8.1%)
  • Two or more races (5.4%)
  • Other race (4.4%)
  • American Indian (2.2%)
  • Filipino (2.0%)
  • Asian Indian (1.7%)
  • Vietnamese (1.6%)
  • Chinese (1.2%)
  • Other Asian (1.1%)
  • Korean (1.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (0.8%)
  • Japanese (0.7%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.2%), Irish (9.1%), English (9.0%), Norwegian (5.2%), United States (4.1%), Italian (3.2%).

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 28.0 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Kent

  • High school or higher: 86.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kent city

  • Never married: 29.3%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

16.9% Foreign born (7.3% Asia, 3.9% Europe, 3.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +17,722 (+28.7%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Kent:

  • SUNRISE HAVEN (PO BOX 6057 24423 100TH AVENUE SOUTH)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Kent:

  • VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; RENTON, WA)
  • AUBURN REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; AUBURN, WA)
  • ST FRANCIS COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; FEDERAL WAY, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Kent:

  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 7 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: SEA)
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 11 miles; SEATTLE, WA; ID: BFI)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 24 miles; TACOMA, WA; ID: TCM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Kent:

  • AUBURN MUNI (about 5 miles; AUBURN, WA; ID: S50)
  • WILL ROGERS WILEY POST MEML (about 7 miles; RENTON, WA; ID: W36)
  • RENTON MUNI (about 8 miles; RENTON, WA; ID: RNT)
Amtrak stations near Kent:

  • 17 miles: TACOMA (1001 PUYALLUP AVE.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: SEATTLE (303 S. JACKSON ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Kent:

  • ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY ARTS (Location: 25725 101 AVE SE; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kent:

  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; AUBURN, WA; FT enrollment: 4,568)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 10 miles; RENTON, WA; FT enrollment: 2,623)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-SOUTH CAMPUS (about 14 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 3,013)
  • CITY UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; FT enrollment: 4,007)
  • SEATTLE UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 4,743)
  • SEATTLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CENTRAL CAMPUS (about 17 miles; SEATTLE, WA; FT enrollment: 4,386)

Schools

Public high schools in Kent:

  • KENTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,621; Location: 25800 164TH AVE SE; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KENTRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,558; Location: 12430 SE 208TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KENTLAKE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,337; Location: 21401 SE 300 ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • KENT-MERIDIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,326; Location: 10020 SE 256TH STREET; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • REGIONAL JUSTICE (Students: 17; Location: 12033 SE 256TH ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • NIGHT ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: 10020 SE 256 ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Kent:

  • CASCADE VISTA BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 102; Location: 11517 SE 208TH STREET; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Kent:

  • CEDAR HEIGHTS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,033; Location: 19640 SE 272ND STREET; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • MERIDIAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,013; Location: 23480 120 AVE SE; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • MATTSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,009; Location: 16400 SE 251ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • SEQUOIA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 966; Location: 11000 SE 264 ST; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • KENT JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 821; Location: 620 NORTH CENTRAL; Grades: 07 – 09)
  • TOTEM MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 819; Location: 26630 40TH AVE S; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • MERIDIAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 619; Location: 25621 140TH SE; Grades: KG – 06)
  • NEELY O BRIEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 612; Location: 6300 SOUTH 236TH ST; Grades: KG – 06)
  • HORIZON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 580; Location: 26741 144TH AVE SE; Grades: PK – 06)
  • CRESTWOOD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 572; Location: 25225 180TH SE; Grades: KG – 06)
Private primary/middle schools in Kent:

  • KENT VIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS (Students: 273; Location: 318 3RD AVE S; Grades: KG – 6)
  • SUNSHINE MOUNTAIN CHRISTIAN SC (Students: 189; Location: 25105 132ND SE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • THOMAS ACADEMY (Students: 132; Location: 20 49TH STREET; Grades: PK – 8)
  • COVINGTON CHRISTIAN MIDDLE SCH (Students: 114; Location: 26201 180TH AVE SOUTHEAST; Grades: 7 – 8)
  • SUNBEAMS LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 98; Location: 23810 112TH AVE SE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • JUNIOR JUNCTION SCHOOL (Students: 97; Location: 13303 SE 288TH ST; Grades: PK – KG)
  • MONTESSORI PLUS SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 3410 S 272; Grades: PK – 3)
  • CHILDRENS ACADEMY (Students: 11; Location: 22600 116TH AVE SE; Grades: KG – 5)