Kent at a Glance
Scenes from Kent, Washington
The City of Kent is the sixth largest city in Washington State with a population of nearly 115,000 and covers a geographic area of 34 square miles.
Named one of the "Best Places to Live" by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, Kent is a culturally rich destination with well-established neighborhoods, award winning parks and great school systems making it a fantastic community to live and raise a family.
Located in the heart of the Green River Valley, Kent's breathtaking setting features views of Mount Rainier and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains.
Only seven miles from SeaTac International Airport, Kent is conveniently located 18 miles from both Seattle and Tacoma, with quick access to Interstate 5, State Route 167 and other major highways.
A Strong Local Economy
As the fouth largest manufacturing and distribution center in the United States, Kent's vibrant and diverse economy has a well-earned reputation as the economic barometer for the region.
Home to over 4,500 businesses and approximately 78,000 jobs, Kent's $8 billion gross business income is the highest among its peer cities in South King County.