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Kent is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for Kent, England..
The latitude of Kent is 47.381N. The longitude is -122.233W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 43 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 81,567.
Regular transport by rail began in earnest in 1887.
Kent incorporated in 1890, making it the second community, after Seattle, in King County to do so.
At the beginning of the 20th century, lettuce farming became the community's staple enterprise.
The Howard Hanson Dam, completed in 1963, opened the area to residential and commercial development.
The Boeing Aerospace Center was built in the mid-1960s. Many technologically sophisticated companies soon followed suit.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Kent demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98198 ZIP code.
15% of Kent residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kent ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kent was $21,390, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Kent residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Kent, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $655. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,344.
Libraries in Kent include Kent Regional Library ... View libraries
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kent political report.
The average commute time for Kent workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 21 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kent between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.6 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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