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Facts & accolades
Learn more about what makes Kent unique. And check out some of the accolades we’ve received.
- City size: 34 square miles
- Population: 127,100
- Sixth largest city in Washington state
- Nearly 140 world languages are spoken in Kent—a reflection of our diverse shops and restaurants
- Kent has more than 70 park facilities, ranging from 4,300 square feet to more than 160 acres
- Kent is home to several distinguished businesses: Amazon, Blue Origin, Boeing Space and Defense, Flow International, Hexcel, Oberto Sausage Company and one of only five Starbucks roasting plants in the world
- Conveniently located 18 miles from Seattle and Tacoma, and less than 13 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
- Kent was originally named Titusville before it was incorporated in 1890. It was the second city incorporated in King County
- During the 1880s, Kent received most of its income from the production of hops
- Kent was known as the Lettuce Capital of the World during the 1920s and ‘30s
- The Boeing Kent Space Center is where lunar rovers for the Apollo mission were built
- The Kent Valley Loop Trails system contains more than 30 miles of biking trails
- In 2019, Kent won landmark status for Boeing’s moon buggies, preserving Washington state’s history of lunar exploration
- Since 2017, Kent has ranked in the top 10 of the most culturally diverse cities in the U.S., and in the top three among mid-sized cities
- In 2011, Kent was named one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People by America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership organization dedicated to youth and children