Everything You Need to Know About the City of Kent Washington

In 2017, Kent, Washington had a population of 127k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $64,573 dollars. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kent, WA grew from 125,492 to 126,561, a 0.852 percent increase, and its median household income grew from $61,033 dollars to $64,573 dollars, a 5.8 percent increase.

The population of Kent, WA is 45.6 percent White Alone, 19.9 percent Asian Alone, and 15.9 percent Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Kent, WA speak a non-English language, and 84.3 percent are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Kent, WA is $284,900 dollars, and the homeownership rate is 55 percent. Most people in Kent, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kent, WA is 2 cars per household.


Health in Kent

89.6 percent of the population of Kent, WA has health coverage, with 49.1 percent on employee plans, 22.4 percent on Medicaid, 7.62 percent on Medicare, 9.45 percent on non-group plans, and 1.06 percent on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Kent, WA was $7,913 dollars in 2014. This is a 4 percent increase from the previous year ($7,609 dollars).

Primary care physicians in Kent, WA see 843 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.597 percent increase from the previous year (838 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 947 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 291 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14 percent). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4 percent).


Economy in Kent

The economy of Kent, WA employs 62.7k people and Kent has an unemployment rate of 4.1 percent. Kent has seen the job market increase by 2.6 percent over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 37.1 percent, which is higher than the US average of 33.5 percent. The biggest industries in Kent, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,071 people), Manufacturing (7,706 people), and Retail Trade (8,005 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,059 dollars), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($61,538 dollars), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($59,750 dollars).

Households in Kent, WA have a median annual income of $64,573 dollars, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 dollars across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,033 dollars in 2016, which represents a 5.8 percent annual growth.


Tax Rates for Kent

– The Sales Tax Rate for Kent is 10.0 percent.

– The Income Tax Rate for Kent is 0.0 percent.

– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing the Cost of Living.


Income and Salaries for Kent

– The average earnings of a Kent resident are $25,497 dollars a year.

– The Median household earnings of a Kent resident is $57,490 dollars a year.