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Kent

King County,

Washington

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The Washington state capital is Olympia.


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Zip Codes

98030, 98031, 98032, 98035, 98042, 98064, 98089

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Kent is approximately 92,411 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 32,488 (2000), 34044 (2010).

The amount of land area in Kent is 72.6 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kent is 28 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.6 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kent to Washington DC is 2461 miles. The distance to the Washington state capital is 40 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kent is positioned 47.39 degrees north of the equator and 122.23 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Kent elevation is 43-500 feet above sea level.
Kent per capita income is $24,781 (2009).
Kent median income is $54,591 (2009).

The Kent median home price is $304,600 (2009).

Kent miscellany.

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Location

Kent location: in the Puget Sound Region. Here is a location page for Kent. Kent is about halfway between Seattle and Tacoma. Other nearby communities include East Hill-Meridian, Lea Hill, Lakeland North, Auburn, Cascade-Fairwood, Sea Tac, Des Moines, Covington and Algona.

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Kent is mild with no real extremes in weather throughout the year. The summers are rarely warmer than about 85 while winter temps are usually above freezing.
Kent average annual rainfall is 39 inches per year
Kent average annual precipitation is 37.1 inches per year.
Kent average annual snowfall is 8.6 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 44 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 62 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 40.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 51.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 66.5 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.9 degrees F.

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History & History Related Items

Kent history:

Kent was named for Kent, England, a main hop growing area there. It was first known as Titusville, but was incorporated in 1890 as the city of Kent.

Here is a short history page for Kent. Here is an interesting history page for the city.

This area was first settled in about 1853. By 1854, Issac Stevens, who was the first Territorial Governor, told the local Native Americans there that they would have to re-locate to reservations. It was at this meeting that the famous speech by Chief Seattle of the Suquamish tribe was given. Fighting broke out over the problem and the settlers had to return to the Seattle area. They weren't able to return until 1856.

Originally known for its farming and, particularly, its dairy farms, Kent is now more of a manufacturing and warehousing center. The Carnation Milk company began right here in Kent and is still in existence. The first major crop here was hops, which were first planted in 1878. By 1888 millions of pounds of hops were being harvested. By the 1920's, Kent was known for its truck farming and as the "lettuce Capital of the World."

In 1906, there was a bad flood which turned the valley into a virtual lake. The White River changed its course into the Puyallup River which helped to ease the flooding in Kent.
The incorporation date of Kent: 1890

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Attractions

Kent attractions:

In March, 2000, the City of Kent was the second largest city in South King County. There are three areas of the city: The Green River Valley, East Hill, and West Hill

The Greater Kent Historical Museum

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Economy & Industry

Kent economy:

Many large companies maintain offices or plants in the city, including Boeing and R.E.I. Much of the previously farmed areas around Kent are now warehouses or offices bringing work and employment to the area.
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