The mid-size city of Kent, Washington is home to approximately 126,000 people. The city's population, with an average age of just under 36, is younger than most cities in Washington. Renters tend to be in the minority in the area, and 55% of residents own their homes. The average rent of $1,245/month is roughly equal to the state average.
There are three primary industries in Kent: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Kent workers bring in an average annual income of around $78K, around $4,000 less than those elsewhere in the state. However, Kent compares more favorably to the national average of $73,345. Kent has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 with an Associate's degree (8%) compared to the national average (5%). In addition, 12% have earned a Bachelor's degree and 4% possess a Master's or Doctoral degree.
Kent has an average commute time of about 34 minutes, slower than the Washington average of about 29 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical mode of getting to work, chosen by 41% of commuters, while public transportation is used by only 4% of the population. A small percentage of residents commute to work on foot.