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Fun Facts

So you're thinking of a visit to Kent? Check out these Fun Facts about Kent to find out what you need to know about this centrally located, globally and culturally diverse city!

Weather

August is typically the hottest month in Kent with monthly temperatures ranging from 56.8-77.1 fahrenheit. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Kent was 102, recorded on August 09, 1981.

On average, the coldest month in Kent is February with temperatures ranging from 36.5-50.6 fahrenheit. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Kent was 28.9, recorded on August 25, 1925.

Age



Approximately 29.4% of residents are under the age of 20. This is a high percentage for King County and Washington.

The second largest age group in Kent is middle aged, with approximately 24.1% of residents between 45 and 64 years old.

In Kent, 58.2% of people are Caucasian. This is a relatively low percentage of Caucasians for King County and Washington.
Commute

About 86.8% of the labor force in Kent primarily drives or carpools to work. Kent has a higher percent of driving commuters than the typical city in King County.



10 - 20 Minute Commutes
Approximately 26% of workers in Kent spend between 10 and 20 minutes commuting to work every day.

Average Commute Time
The mean commute time is 31 minutes, which is high for the county.

Fun Facts

  • With an area of 34.42 square miles, Kent is approximately 1.6 times larger than Bermuda, an island in the North Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of the United States.

  • In 2012, Kent, Washington reported a population of 108,700 residents, or 293.7 times more populous than Liechtenstein, a small country in central Europe.

  • The 2012 median age was 33.1, which means that most of Kent's residents were younger than astronaut Neil Armstrong when he first walked on the Moon.
  • Just The Facts

    Location
    Pro-Business Government
    • Second largest manufacturing and distribution center on the west coast Labor Pool
    • Population = 125,000
    • Approximately 78,000 employees
    • There are numerous colleges and universities within 25 miles of Kent
    • Sounder Commuter Rail moves commuters conveniently and efficiently between Seattle and Tacoma.
    In Good Company
    • Many distinguished businesses call Kent home including Amazon,Blue Origin, Boeing Space and Defense, Flow International, Hexcel, Oberto Sausage Company, REI,Tazo Tea and one of Starbucks' five roasting plants in the United States.

     

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