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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A+
  12. Commute
    B
Kent is a city in Washington with a population of 128,057. Kent is in King County. Living in Kent offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Kent there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kent and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Kent are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$316,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,286
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Kent Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    111.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    71.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    184.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    575.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,746.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    647.3
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Kent

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$68,880
National
$55,322
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Kent Reviews

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Great area. Lots of scenery, trees, and wildlife nearby. Kent is great for anyone looking to get the most out of being outside, with many trails and outdoor activities like hiking or climbing. Plus, the air quality is great!

The food around here is also amazing--there are cuisines from around the world all in one spot. There's nothing here that you can't find. From American to Thai to India to Filipino, there are simply so many options that it might get hard to choose.

Additionally, the education system is great in Kent; there are plenty of top-notch primary and secondary schools that will well prepare any student for life outside of school.
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Kent is an afforfable suburban area, great for living. As a student, the public schools I attended offered me many opportunity to reach higher. As a resident, living is fairly convenient. Markets are near, variety of stores are around, events are held occasionally. The living quality is quite amazing if one enjoys quietness and peace. If one enjoys the city-like environment, Seattle is only an hour away. Houses are relatively cheap, considering Bellevue and Seattle are near. Since the area is full of stores and entertainments, job availability is high. Diversity in Renton is excellent, which contributes to great cultural exchanges. Kent rarely has any negative news, overall is a wonderful city to live in.
Kent is very much a suburb that's grown in population faster than the infrastructure can keep up. This means the traffic is pretty constant and often times a law will be passed but not enforced. That said, Kent PD is involved in the community, there's a lot of park-based family events in the summer, and the accessibility makes it great for those who work in both Seattle and Tacoma. The restaurants around here are varied and pretty great, and the city does make an effort to host cultural events. Jobs are not scarce, given the location of a few manufacturing firms here, an Amazon fulfillment warehouse, and all the retail places. There's also a TON of apartment buildings, and more being built every day.