Most Expensive Kent Neighborhoods
Kent is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 126,952 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Kent is the seventh largest community in Washington.
Housing costs in Kent are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Washington.
Kent is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kent is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kent who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), sales jobs (10.35%) and management occupations (7.82%).
Also of interest is that Kent has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Kent, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.81 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Kent is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Kent area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Kent citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.34% of adults in Kent have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Kent in 2010 was $25,497, which is middle income relative to Washington, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,988 for a family of four. However, Kent contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kent is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kent home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kent residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Kent also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kent include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, Ukrainian and Italian.
In addition, Kent has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.71%).
The languages spoken by people in Kent are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Kent is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Indic languages, Tagalog and African languages.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||42,457|
|KENT HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||53.00%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||47.00%|
|TYPE OF KENT HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||49.89%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.31%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.79%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||33.88%|
|SIZE OF KENT HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||5.12%|
|AGE OF KENT HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||14.31%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||65.11%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||18.22%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||2.36%|
|KENT REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$315,496|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,918|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $60,000||5.26%|
|$60,001 - $121,000||2.75%|
|$121,001 - $241,000||19.83%|
|$241,001 - $362,000||41.66%|
|$362,001 - $483,000||20.59%|
|$483,001 - $604,000||5.68%|
|$604,001 - $906,000||3.33%|
|$906,001 - $1,207,000||0.50%|
|PEOPLE OF KENT||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||7.53%|
|5 TO 17||18.73%|
|18 TO 24||10.19%|
|25 TO 34||15.59%|
|35 TO 54||27.79%|
|55 TO 64||10.77%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||9.40%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||84.80%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$57,490|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$25,497|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||17.38%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (13.53%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (4.76%)
Public Service (3.42%)
Information Technology (2.35%)
Real estate (2.14%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||9.95%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.87%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||2.63%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||4.36%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||6.47%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||15.93%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (10.22%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (60.77%)
Indic languages (3.79%)
African languages (2.86%)
Slavic languages (2.55%)
Pacific Island languages (1.73%)
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