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Kent
  • City in Washington

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B minus
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
  4. Nightlife
    grade A minus
  5. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A+
  7. Jobs
    grade B minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Kent is a city in Washington with a population of 130,038. 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.

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Real Estate

Median Home Value
$378,800
National
$229,800
Median Rent
$1,495
National
$1,096
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    149.4
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    6
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    58.3
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    137.4
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    787.3
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,523.1
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    717.8
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    national  13%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    national  11%

Working in Kent

Jobs
grade B minus
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,891
National
$64,994

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